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The Who announce special guests for their 2022 North American tour

Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs

Leslie Mendelson • Los Lonely Boys

Amythyst Kiah • The Wild Things

Willie Nile • Steven Page • Dan Bern

The Who have announced an exciting line-up of special guests to join them on THE WHO HITS BACK! Tour.  The Who have raised the bar once again on their incredible legacy by inviting a wide range of special guest artists to join on the tour: Texas rockers Los Lonely Boys, the hard rocking band led by (guitarist/co-writer Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs, singer/songwriter Leslie Mendelson, British female-led rock band The Wild Things, Americana soul singer Amythyst Kiah, singer/songwriter  and founder of Barenaked Ladies Steven Page, guitarist, singer/songwriter Dan Bern, and opening for one night at the Bethel Woods show, Willie Nile.

The Who’s upcoming North American trek promises to be another rock n’ roll knockout, bringing Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend back to US venues two years after their acclaimed MOVING ON! Tour, which wowed audiences with a series of sold-out dates. THE WHO HITS BACK! Tour (see complete list of dates below) will again share the stage with some of the finest orchestras in the US and Canada. Produced by Live Nation, the tour kicks off April 22 in Hollywood, FL at the Hard Rock Live for its spring leg, and returns in the fall on October 2 in Toronto, ON at Scotiabank Arena.

The Who are hitting most of the cities they were set to play in 2020 with multiple new stops, including shows in New Orleans, LA at the New Orleans Jazz Festival on April 30, and a much-anticipated performance at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on May 26. After a summer break, The Who will continue in the fall, including stops in Chicago, IL at United Center on October 12, and in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Bowl on November 1.  The Who Hits Back! Tour winds down with two shows in Las Vegas, NV on November 4 + 5 at Dolby Live at Park MGM.

THE WHO HITS BACK! Tour will feature THE WHO’s full live band comprising 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, passionately delivering THE WHO’s many classics, as well as songs from their most recent album, titled WHO.

Produced by Live Nation, The Who’s North American THE WHO HITS BACK! Tour will deliver their indelible brand of powerhouse rock through 28 cities.

Purchase tickets for The Who Hits Back! tour here

THE WHO HITS BACK! TOUR DATES

 SPRING SPECIAL GUESTS

Leslie Mendelson https://www.lesliemendelson.com

Los Lonely Boys https://loslonelyboys.com

Amythyst Kiah https://www.amythystkiah.com

The Wild Things https://thewildthingsband.com

Willie Nile https://www.willienile.com

Safe Passage www.safepassageband.com

Dan Bern https://danbern.com/

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April 22: Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, FL* SPECIAL GUEST Leslie Mendelson

April 24: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FL SPECIAL GUEST Leslie Mendelson

April 27: Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL SPECIAL GUEST Leslie Mendelson

April 30: New Orleans Jazz Festival *

May 3: Moody Center ATX, Austin, TX SPECIAL GUEST Amythyst Kiah

May 5: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX SPECIAL GUEST Los Lonely Boys

May 8: The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX SPECIAL GUEST Los Lonely Boys

May 10: Paycom Center, Oklahoma City, OK SPECIAL GUEST Los Lonely Boys

May 13: FedExForum, Memphis, TN SPECIAL GUEST Dan Bern

May 15: TQL Stadium, Cincinnati, OH SPECIAL GUEST Safe Passage

May 18: TD Garden, Boston, MA SPECIAL GUEST Amythyst Kiah

May 20: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA SPECIAL GUEST Amythyst Kiah

May 23: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C. SPECIAL GUEST Amythyst Kiah

May 26: Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY SPECIAL GUEST The Wild Things

May 28: Bethel Woods Center of the Arts, Bethel, NY SPECIAL GUEST Willie Nile

* Not a Live Nation date

FALL / AUTUMN SPECIAL GUESTS

Steven Page https://www.stevenpage.com

Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs https://www.thedirtyknobs.com

The Wild Things https://thewildthingsband.com

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October 2: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON SPECIAL GUEST Steven Page

October 4: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI SPECIAL GUEST Steven Page

October 7: UBS Arena, Belmont Park, NY SPECIAL GUEST Steven Page

October 9: Schottenstein Center, Columbus, OH SPECIAL GUEST Steven Page

October 12: United Center, Chicago, IL SPECIAL GUEST Steven Page

October 14: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, MO SPECIAL GUEST Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs

October 17: Ball Arena, Denver, CO SPECIAL GUEST Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs

October 20: Moda Center, Portland, OR SPECIAL GUEST Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs

October 22: Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle, WA SPECIAL GUEST Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs

October 26: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA SPECIAL GUEST Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs

October 28: Honda Center, Anaheim, CA SPECIAL GUEST Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs

November 1:  Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA SPECIAL GUEST Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs

November 4 and 5: Dolby Live at Park MGM, Las Vegas, NV SPECIAL GUEST The Wild Things

19 thoughts on “The Who announce special guests for their 2022 North American tour”

  1. Chuck says:

    No SF Bay area dates?

  2. This Tour will mark my 40th Who Concert.

  3. Jay Oldham says:

    This broke dick has shity seats for Detroit show but still can’t wait LOVE my WHO

  4. Come to Mexico please. Until 2016 not come here. Mexico loves them

  5. Leon Jonjock says:

    Jacksonville Florida is PUMPED UP
    for the Sunday Night Showcase from the Who –
    Thank you guys for coming to see us –
    We will be hollering all night –
    Love Leon Jonjock
    Red Rocket TV Productions
    Roku TV Music Channel = REBELTV

  6. Fred Brown says:

    No Atlanta date ?

  7. Wah says:

    See ya at whorleans, boys

  8. Rob Fricke says:

    Welcome back guys and we have missed your live concerts.
    Please consider adding Greensboro, NC this summer at the Brand New Tanger Center.
    I will bring all my family from the Philly May,2019 concert and my 2 grand Kids and Son/Daughter in laws.

    Spread the love I have for the Greatest Rock and Rock /amazing rhythm and Blues band ever!!!!

  9. Rick F says:

    Pete, Roger and the band. Thank you very much for coming to Jacksonville. Pete, love the story about John Entwistle
    and the hummingbird in Jacksonville all those years ago. lol…. You guys were fabulous.

  10. Luis says:

    Really happy that The Who did give a chance to Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs. They are a fantastic band and it is incredible, how much Mike Campbell s´voice is similar to the late Tom Petty. This is a really good band to open; fans will not only discover their music but also, will hear Tom Petty s former band music.

    Hope one day they will invite Tal Wikenfield again or The Strawbs.

  11. PRS-Bluebird says:

    Tickets are surprisingly a fair price compared to what the Stones, Paul, Elton, The Eagles, etc are charging for a show that is shorter than this one, well Paul maybe plays 2 and a half hours, we will see the start of his tour. With an orchestra, looking forward to it. Haven’t seen them since The Endless Wire tour, missed the greatest hits tour where they opened in Tampa and regret not going after hearing how awesome Roger sounded just a few years ago. Should be pretty cool.

  12. Jorge De Lira says:

    Yeah, please come to México, its my dream to see you guys (and the Stones)

  13. Jeff says:

    So excited to see R&R history being made as The Who return to Cincinnati. Praying it will be a night of healing for everyone.

  14. Robert Norris says:

    Last I had the chance to see The Who was 1989 at the Astrodome with Stevie Ray Vaughan. 33 yrs ago, what an incredible show that was.

  15. Catherine PA. says:

    Weren’t you two at the Helston Flora Day event? It rocked. 😎

    See you at Wells Fargo.
    💕💫

  16. Jan C. says:

    Best concert I have even been to!!! Thank you for coming to Memphis TN in 2022….The Who is the best band ever!! Roger can still belt out Love Reign O’ver Me which is my fav song among many!! My Spotify play list has a separate Who playlist that I cannot get enough of… I hope to see The Who again…2023 please!!!!!!

  17. Catherine🌺 says:

    Thank you for performing in Philadelphia. The show was absolutely STUNNING! You never disappoint. You are truly loved.

    And thank you Zak Starkey😂

  18. Cindy Strick says:

    Wil be first timer seeing you at the last show in Vegas.
    CAN’T WAIT!!

  19. Catherine🌸 says:

    While thoroughly enjoying my first in-theater screening of “Top Gun: Maverick”, it got EVEN BETTER when I heard The Who track of……I won’t tell you–no spoiler here—but it was JUST SO PERFECT!

    You Two are always right on…the money. Good deal! Well done.

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