7 Dec 2022
THE WHO ANNOUNCE FIRST EUROPEAN DATES IN SEVEN YEARS
“Impossible not to feel the visceral power” ~ The Times
“Townshend and Daltrey deploy full orchestra to electrifying effect” ~ The Guardian
• WEDNESDAY 14 JUNE: PALAU SANT JORDI, BARCELONA, SPAIN
• SATURDAY 17 JUNE: FIRENZE ROCKS, VISARNO ARENA, FLORENCE, ITALY
• TUESDAY 20 JUNE: WALDBÜHNE, BERLIN, GERMANY
• FRIDAY 23 JUNE: LA DÉFENSE ARENA, PARIS, FRANCE
Tickets go on-sale WEDNESDAY 14 DECEMBER at 11:00am CET
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Legendary rock band The Who have announced their first European dates in seven years. The shows will see the band performing with a full orchestra each night. The iconic band’s upcoming European tour will feature the band bringing their orchestral rock show to Berlin, Paris, Florence and Barcelona for the first time.
Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and band will be performing music from throughout the band’s nearly 60-year career, including sections devoted to classic albums Tommy and Quadrophenia as well as other beloved Who tracks and songs from their 2019 WHO album, their first studio release in 13 years.
The 2023 European shows follow this year’s highly acclaimed The Who Hits Back! tour of Canada and the US, where the band shared the stage with some of the finest orchestras in North America.
The 2023 European tour will feature THE WHO’s full live band comprised of guitarist/backup singer Simon Townshend, keyboardist Loren Gold, second keyboardist Emily Marshall, bassist Jon Button, drummer Zak Starkey and backing vocals by Billy Nicholls, along with orchestra conductor Keith Levenson, lead violinist Katie Jacoby and lead cellist Audrey Snyder.
Commenting on playing in Europe for the first time in almost a decade, Pete Townshend said, “It is wonderful that we can return to Europe after so long away, to play Berlin, Paris, Florence and Barcelona, four of my favourite cities in the world. We look forward to bringing our grand orchestral show which has received such great reviews so far and play some old-fashioned Who-style rock ’n’ roll songs from our back catalogue as well. We mix it all up in the most amazing evening of music: I have to say that this show is one that I personally enjoy as much as anything I have ever done in the 60 years I’ve been working with Roger. I so look forward to visiting these beautiful cities to see our old fans, and I hope we meet some new ones. We are so lucky to be able to spend an evening with you all.”
The Who wound up their The Who Hits Back! tour of the US in November this year, having wowed audiences in over thirty cities, with media and fans agreeing that the band were as good as, if not better than ever and that the orchestral arrangements, most of which were done by the legendary David Campbell, brought a new depth and excitement to Pete Townshend’s music.