26 Aug 2022
THE WHO HITS BACK! 2022 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR READY TO RESUME THIS FALL
THE WHO ADD TWO NEW CITIES TO THE AUTUMN ROLLOUT:
Phoenix and San Jose
with Special Guests Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs
NEW DATES ON-SALE SEPTEMBER 1st*
ALL OTHER SHOWS ON-SALE NOW
The Who kick off the fall leg of their incredibly successful THE WHO HITS BACK! Tour on October 2, in Toronto, Canada. The much-anticipated live trek thunders across the U.S. through the first week of November, adding two new dates: San Jose, CA on October 24, and Phoenix, AZ on October 30.
Enjoying some of the best reviews of any band currently on the road in 2022, The Who also garnered praise for their poignant and historic show this past May in Cincinnati, OH, their first concert in the city in more than 40 years. The concert proceeds, in excess of $500,000. were donated to the P.E.M. Memorial, the organisation that was founded to honour friends and classmates who lost their lives at the December 3, 1979 concert from Finneytown High School. The donation will go towards college scholarships and will be available to all Cincinnati area high schools through the P.E.M. Memorial fund.
The Who continue to raise the bar with stellar supporting artists joining the THE WHO HITS BACK! fall rollout, announcing that Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs – fronted by lead guitarist/songwriter from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Mike Campbell – will be appearing on most of the dates. Singer/songwriter and founder of Barenaked Ladies, Steven Page is also slated for multiple shows, and British (female-led) rock band The Wild Things will open for The Who on the tour’s final two shows in Las Vegas, November 4 and 5. (Scroll down for dates/details/web links)
The powerhouse band’s upcoming North American fall trek promises to sustain the momentum the band created on the spring leg of the tour. “Daltrey took flight in ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’, roaring and howling and whipping his mic cord through the air like he was lassoing cattle… the show was a potent reminder of the timelessness of Townshend’s songs and The Who’s music.” ~ Dallas Morning News.
Legendary singer Roger Daltrey and trailblazing guitarist/songwriter Pete Townshend continue to harness the kind of integrity-driven firepower that has made Who shows the preeminent gold standard of the pop-culture art form that is rock n’ roll. THE WHO HITS BACK! Tour will again share the stage with some of the finest orchestras in the U.S. and Canada.
THE WHO HITS BACK! 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 Q Snyder, passionately delivering THE WHO’s many classics, as well as songs from their most recent album, WHO.
THE WHO HITS BACK! FALL TOUR DATES
OCT 2 Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON. Special Guest: Steven Page
OCT 4 Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI. Special Guest: Steven Page
OCT 7 UBS Arena, Belmont Park, NY. Special Guest: Steven Page
OCT 9 Schottenstein Center, Columbus, OH. Special Guest: Steven Page
OCT 12 United Center, Chicago, IL. Special Guest: Steven Page
OCT 14 Enterprise Center, St. Louis, MO. Special Guests: Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs
OCT 17 Ball Arena, Denver, CO. Special Guests: Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs
OCT 20 Moda Center, Portland, OR. Special Guests: Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs
OCT 22 Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle, WA. Special Guests: Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs
*OCT 24 SAP Center, San Jose, CA. Special Guests: Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs
OCT 26 Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA. Special Guests: Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs
OCT 28 Honda Center, Anaheim, CA. Special Guests: Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs
*OCT 30 Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ. Special Guests: Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs
NOV 1 Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA. Special Guests: Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs
NOV 4 + 5 Dolby Live at Park MGM, Las Vegas, NV. Special Guests: The Wild Things
Tickets for all shows available here. New dates available September 1st.
And of course here on thewho.com the official web site for The Who
*The Who Fan Club pre-sale begins on 29 August 2022. Members will receive their pre-sale code by email.