The Who postpone their UK & Ireland Tour

After serious consideration, it is with much regret that THE WHO have postponed their UK and Ireland tour, due to start next Monday March 16th in Manchester at the Manchester Arena and finishing at Wembley SSE Arena on April 8th. The fans’ safety is paramount and given the developing Coronavirus situation, the band felt that they had no option but to postpone the shows.

The dates will be rescheduled for later in the year. All tickets will be honoured.

Singer Roger Daltrey assures fans that the shows will “definitely happen and it may be the last time we do a tour of this type, so keep those tickets, as the shows will be fantastic.”

Pete Townshend said the band, ”haven’t reached this decision easily, but given the concerns about public gatherings, we couldn’t go ahead.” He added that “if one fan caught Coronavirus at a WHO concert it would be one too many.”

Unfortunately, THE WHO will also be unable to appear at the Royal Albert Hall on March 28th as part of the annual Teenage Cancer Trust shows, but intend to reschedule that show also, with more news to follow.

The postponed shows are:

March 16 – Manchester Arena
March 18 – Dublin 3 Arena
March 21 – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
March 23 – Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena
March 25 – Leeds First Direct Arena
March 28 – London Royal Albert Hall (Teenage Cancer Trust show)
March 30 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
April 1 – Birmingham Resorts World Arena
April 3 – Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
April 6 – Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
April 8 – London SSE Wembley Arena

105 thoughts on “The Who postpone their UK & Ireland Tour”

  1. Geraldine cooper says:

    Will tickets be refunded also any compensation for booked hotels and travel

    1. The Who says:

      Geraldine, check with Ticketmaster or whoever you purchased your tickets from about refunds. Your tickets will be valid for the rescheduled shows. We do not offer compensation for hotels and travel.

  2. Patrick Doherty says:

    What about the Teenage Cancer Trust concerts ,Do They go ahead or are they all Cancelled ?

    1. The Who says:

      Patrick, currently the Teenage Cancer Trust shows are on schedule except for The Who’s performance on 28 March which will be rescheduled to a later date. Check with TCT or the Royal Albert Hall for the status of the other shows.

  3. John says:

    Given that a lot of Who fans are in the “danger” age range, it’s better to be safe than sorry. We’ll see you later on this year.

  4. ALAN BRUNKER says:

    Absolutely gutted, flights and hotel booked for Newcastle. Can’t blame the band. It’s the right decision. Hopefully we’ll be able to go when the shows are rescheduled. Long live rock.


  5. Mark Smith says:

    Right decision.. RESPECT to the band and all involved
    Here to seeing the tour when all is settled..

  6. Oscar Davis says:

    Very much regretted, but it’s the right decision. Had been looking forward for this for a long time. Last saw the live at Amsterdam late 70’s touring Who’s Next

  7. David Martin says:

    Sorry to hear this, very understanding due to the health issues. Hope will be able to go to the new dates.

  8. Jonathan Favies says:

    What if you cant attend the rescheduled show. Do we get a refund.

    1. The Who says:

      Jonathan, check with Ticketmaster or whoever you purchased your tickets from.

  9. Lindsay Mcnab says:

    Will tickets be refunded if we are unable to attend later in the year?

    1. The Who says:

      Lindsay, check with Ticketmaster or whoever you purchased your tickets from.

  10. Alison Stoutt says:

    Will we get our money back if we can’t go on the new date

    1. The Who says:

      Alison, check with Ticketmaster or whoever you purchased your tickets from.

  11. Robert Jenkins says:

    Will full refunds be available if I can’t make it to the gig later in the year?

  12. Chris Stratton says:

    Can I get a refund if I can’t attend the rescheduled date?

    1. The Who says:

      Chris, check with Ticketmaster or whoever you purchased your tickets from.

  13. Mark Vickland says:

    Will the Denver Colorado show be postponed again or continue as scheduled with the date of May 2nd?

    1. The Who says:

      As of today, March 12th, the US tour dates are still scheduled but please check back here in case the decision is made to postpone any shows.

  14. Margaret Raine says:

    Is a full refund possible ?

    1. The Who says:

      Margaret, check with Ticketmaster or whoever you purchased your tickets from about full refunds. You current tickets will be valid for the rescheduled show.

  15. Nigel Pearce says:

    Great birthday present !!! Are you going to refund my train fare and hotel booking? Or are you going to listen to the media-driven farcical overreaction. I know I won’t get an answer to this or if it’s even read by anyone, but this situation is ridiculous. You have now cost me over £200 for an event that won’t be taking place, even though it should. I won’t be attending the rescheduled date (if it ever takes place) and wouldn’t be surprised if you end up playing to half empty arenas.

    1. The Who says:

      Nigel, all rescheduled dates will be announced on once they are sorted. Your tickets will be valid for the rescheduled show.

  16. billy hick says:

    Was looking forward to this for a birthday treat again, in Leeds , however this can wait.
    As long as the football is not behind closed doors , and long live rock , and Leeds win the league .
    The best band in the world The Who.

  17. Ian Black says:

    There is a post on Facebook, saying that the Wembley gig is already rescheduled for 1st November 2020. Is this true?

    1. The Who says:

      Ian, none of the rescheduled dates have been announced yet. We shall post them on as soon as they are decided on.

  18. Jon says:

    Hi guys totally understand . Me and my young son will look forward to the new dates as it was a birthday gift for him and every lad should see the Who at least once .

  19. Nick says:

    The Who’s new album is a whopper and I was looking forward to hearing it at the Albert Hall. I still am looking forward to hearing it at the Albert when it will be even better because the decision to postpone is absolutely the right one. Thanks Pete and Rog and all who sail with you.
    Here is to safe and better times.

  20. Dietmar says:

    Absolutely right decision! I’ ll keep the tickets for the four shows that I booked and wait for the new schedule. Long live the WHO!!

  21. Edward Ryan says:

    Any idea when the new dates will be released?
    I was planning a trip to Dublin with my family to see The Who. Once a date is released I can hopefully reschedule my flights and hotel.

    1. The Who says:

      Edward, we shall post the rescheduled dates here on as soon as they have been sorted.

  22. Fair play- the Glasgow show was the culmination of my 60th Birthday Bash weekend. However some things are more important. Hope I don’t die before I get old now!

  23. Luile says:

    Hard decision but inevitable. This pandemic might be just beginning. I seriously doubt you can tour the US too. Many other bands and artists are doing the same and some of them will use the time off to rest, be safe and/or compose and record new music.

    In the meantime, we (fans) will have more time to hear the fantastic new CD; it is among the band’s best ever. Also I am hearing Rachel Fuller’s and Roger Daltrey’s CDs.

  24. Mike Wallace says:

    Sorry to hear about the postponement but it is for the best. I look forward to seeing the Who whenever I can and was lucky to see them at the O2 in 2015 after my Cancer Surgery and again at the Albert Hall with their terrific Tommy. Before that it was back in 1965 so many years. Good luck to Pete and Roger I am looking forward to hearing any revised dates.
    Mike Wallace

  25. Beverley Hodgson says:

    Thanks for keeping me up to date. Will you let me know the new dates please.
    Kind regards

  26. Marci Brewer says:

    What about the USA? I have tix to 4-23-2020 show???

  27. Marian Anderson says:

    You’re right to do this. It will be just as good to see you when Coronavirus has passed.

  28. Chris Pankhurst says:

    Very sorry to hear but essential and almost predictable. What is the system on the tickets purchased at the SSE arena

    1. The Who says:

      Chris, your tickets will still be valid for the rescheduled date. We shall be announcing the new dates once they are decided.

  29. Davie Barr says:

    If I cannot attend the rescheduled date will I be able to get a refund?

    1. The Who says:

      Davie, you would need to check with Ticketmaster or whoever you purchased your ticket from.

  30. Gerry mc Loughlin says:

    At least they have postponed and not cancelled …..still cant wait to see them

  31. Mike Gruenberg says:

    what about the shows scheduled for the Americas? Specifically the Denver show.

    1. The Who says:

      Mike, all US tour dates are currently on schedule but that may change due to government restrictions. We’ll keep you posted should there be any change.

  32. Keith simon jones says:

    Totally gutted about this news, but fully understand why Pete and Roger have done this. Just hope they done reschedule for the 10th november for Newcastle and im getting married that morning. Lol only kidding.
    Thank you for the update.

  33. Chet Block says:

    At this point, the Vegas shows are still on?

    1. The Who says:

      All Vegas shows are still on schedule, Chet but that may change. We just need to see how the coronavirus pans out.

  34. Marco says:

    Spero che con la riprogrammazione delle date ce ne sia una in Italia…un abbraccio a pete e rog…

    1. The Who says:

      Grazie, Marco.

  35. Kimberly says:

    Is The Who concert for April 27 at the American Airlines will they still play it won’t be canceled

    1. The Who says:

      Kimberley, all US tour dates are currently on schedule but that may change due to government restrictions. We’ll keep you posted, but so far the dates are still on.

  36. Steven Page says:

    At least there has been a decision – very dissapointed but cant say Im surprised, as a fan for my entire adult life and a who concert attendee since “the who roar in” I hope and pray that (a) we will all be hale and hearty for the reschedule and (b) that its possible for there to be that reschedule?

  37. Blaine says:

    Bummer – I was going over all the way from California for the Motorsport show….guess I will be coming to the UK in the fall now!!

  38. What is the status of the US tour?

    1. The Who says:

      All US tour dates are currently on schedule but that may change due to government restrictions. We’ll keep you posted, but so far the dates are still on, Patrick.

  39. Skip Soelter says:

    Relax, it’s not The Who anyway, it’s Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend.
    The Who died with Keith Moon and John Entwhistle.
    Why they continue to tour as The Who is unconscionable
    I saw the real Who three times, this is not them

    1. The Who says:

      Thanks for filling us in on that detail, Skip.

  40. Geoff says:

    When do you expect to announce the rescheduled dates – I have flights and hotel nights I have to try and get changed to suit without incurring even more cost.

    1. The Who says:

      Geoff, we are in the process of rescheduling the UK and Ireland tour dates and will post them on once they are finalised.

  41. Christine Maxwell says:

    Is the Glasgow show on 1st November?

    1. The Who says:

      Christine, none of the postponed shows have been rescheduled yet. We will be posting the new dates once they are firmly fixed.

  42. Phil says:

    Sorry, but how come all other TCT concerts are going ahead? Is the American tour still going ahead? Why is this being accepted as the right thing to do? What happened to Lifehouse monkeys in monkeys suite? Gridlife get a grip.

    1. The Who says:

      Phil, each artist or band scheduled to appear at the TCT concerts take their own decision whether to appear or not. The Who have decided to postpone their UK and Ireland tour dates due to the coronavirus and that includes their appearance at the Royal Albert Hall on 28 March. That, and all other postponed shows, will be rescheduled. The Who’s US tour dates are currently on scheduled but please be aware that closer to the time government restrictions may affect these dates too.

  43. Phil Francom says:

    Are the tickets will be honoured for the new dates when you decided the dates and the month then?
    My mate bought the tickets he got three. Will be able use then for new dates then?

    1. The Who says:

      Phil, all purchased tickets for the postponed shows will be honoured for the rescheduled shows.

  44. Richard hogben says:

    I’ve had enough of cancelled Who shows over the past few years costing me hundreds of pounds due to cancelled hotels, train and plane tickets, remember the rescheduled dates cos Townshend decided they had to coincide with Albert Hall show in 2017? The band made this decision, it’s a con and an overreaction. Do they want to live forever?

  45. Wendy says:

    Do you know yet whether you will be playing in Las Vegas in May? I have tickets.

    1. The Who says:

      Wendy, the US tour dates are currently still on schedule but please be aware that government restrictions may be in force by then.

  46. Kenny Freed says:

    From past experience when gigs are rescheduled Tickemaster contacts you with the option of a refund which entails returning the tickets.

  47. Tracey says:

    Got tickets for Cardiff, on Holiday from 15 July until 27, please don’t reschedule the Cardiff date then😫😫😫

  48. Pete Beard says:

    Nigel Pearce, this isn’t media driven. Look at what’s happened so far. People’s health is far more important

  49. Steve says:

    Absolutely the right decision and when the shows do finally take place, I hope Pete and Rog will take the opportunity to pay tribute to all the hard working NHS staff and others who worked so tirelessly to get us through. Love reign over them.

  50. David Page says:

    This is totally the right decision, I was due to see the band on April 8th at Wembley but don’t see why fans should have the fear of travelling to and sitting in a venue wondering if they’ve done the right thing in going.

  51. MARTIN HEATH says:

    Such a shame to read this… Look forward to re-scheduled dates…

  52. Paul Haslam says:

    Hi Guys, very sensible decision, very pleased . I’m one of the oldies and appreciate what you have done cancelling the tour.

    Really look forward to seeing you when all these problems are over.
    It will be well worth waiting for , cheers Paul

  53. CICILIANI Camille says:

    Hello, when will we know the Glasgow postponement date?
    We have booked a plane, hotel, rental car … and in order not to lose money and be able to reschedule the trip, we need to know the date before next Saturday …. Thank you.

    1. The Who says:

      Camille, we will be posting the rescheduled dates for the UK and Ireland tour once all dates have been finalised. At this moment in time we cannot say when that will be.

  54. CICILIANI Camille says:

    Thank you for your response.
    Please, try to do necessary to post the new dates before saturday 21th March. After this date, we can’t modify our reservations of flight, hotel…and risk to lose money. I don’t think to be the only person in this situation… I understand is complicated for you, but everyone will have to make arrangements to reorganize their trip according to these new dates, and try not to lose money on their committed reservations. Thank you, and we can’t wait to see the who’s show!

  55. simon rasey says:

    I half expected this to happen.I have Vegas booked and Vancouver for Stones so expect those to be off nearer time.Last year I booked Stones in DC which was postponed owing to Mick`s heart op and Toronto owing to basketball final which was annoying as Budweiser stage 17,000 cap was free in early June-had nice vacation.
    Meet and greet would be nice for fans who did similar.

  56. Philip mc says:

    I have tickets for new Orleans have you any news on that.

    1. The Who says:

      The US Tour dates are currently on schedule but that could change. Please check back as we will make any further announcements here.

  57. Bob says:

    What about the US dates. We have tickets to the Dallas show April 27 and was wondering if the show will still go on

    1. The Who says:

      If the US dates are postponed and rescheduled we shall post the information up here.

  58. Steven Page says:

    Is it a total commitment to reschedule? I ask because I have multiple tickets including the tickets of people who wished to attend with me.

    1. The Who says:

      All UK and Ireland shows will be rescheduled. We will be posting the new dates here once they’re finalised.

  59. NICK says:

    Absolutely right decision Gents!!!! – will keep my tickets for the Liverpool gig and pray I get to see you then!!


    Considering ‘Skip’ is such a big fan of The Who it’s a bit disappointing he cant spell ‘The Ox’s surname correctly – there was no ‘h’ in it as I should know!!

  60. Andrew Bowes says:

    Is the US tour on?

    1. The Who says:

      So far, yes, but be aware that it could change.

  61. Peter Beard says:

    Time to keep the Spirits up

    Let’s play Live at Leeds


  62. Thomas M says:

    I was gutted when it was announced that it was being cancelled. When the 2014 Dublin show was cancelled, I didn’t get to go to the rescheduled show in 2015 because I was in the USA visiting my girlfriend (now wife).

    I’m praying that the Dublin show isn’t rescheduled for November when we’ll be in the US visiting my wife’s family for Thanksgiving.

  63. I can change my booked and paid flight from Stockholm but only once. How soon will new dates FOR Royal Albert Hall be announced?

    1. The Who says:

      Hi Håkan, the rescheduled dates are being worked out right now and will be posted here as soon as we have them.

  64. Jane says:

    Hi there. When is the new date for the show in Dublin? Ticketmaster Ireland’s my account page says that the new date is December 24th. Has this date been confirmed already?

    1. The Who says:

      Hi Jane, the rescheduled dates for all the UK and Ireland shows haven’t been finalised yet. I think 24 December is just a place-holder date. We’ll be posting the new dates up here as soon as they are fixed up.

  65. Pete Beard says:

    Well said Nick

  66. Steven Page says:

    Now saying this could go on till April 2021? How would it be possible to reschedule?

  67. Helen Borthwick says:

    Is there any updates on rescheduled dates

    1. The Who says:

      Helen, see our announcement of the rescheduled shows on our home page.

  68. Tracy Small says:

    Any word on whether the US dates will be postponed ? I have tickets for the rescheduled show in Denver Co on 5/2.

  69. Larry Newcomer says:

    Let me know if the April 21st show at the Hardrock Hotel in Hollywood, Florida, USA has been cancelled or postponed. Thanks!

  70. Donna Gianfala says:

    I am so sorry that my son and I will not be able to see The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the world in Vegas this May, but totally understand. We are from New Orleans and they also canceled their Jazz Fest performance. I have had the pleasure of seeing The Who 3 times, once with Keith and John and also Roger alone in concert. They are still very much The Who. Love you Roger and Pete. We got to meet Simon Townsend at a Dallas concert. Can’t wait for your Movin On Concert! Stay well!

  71. rik heymans Spain says:

    In view of what is happening, a logical and necessary decision, painful for all involved.It is a bummer, I was going to take my son with me, for him to experience REAL rockmusic. Last time I flew all the way from South Africa to see Quadrophenia in Brussels, now only from Spain. I hope new dates will be available soon so everybody can make the necessary arrangements! Stay safe, and we all hope not to die before we get old!!

  72. thomas otto says:

    Hi my rock&roll heroes,

    How About plaing a”living room-concert”(live-stream)for the world?!!!

    Let´s ROCK THE F…ing Crisis !!!!!

    Love Thomas(Berlin,Germany)

  73. Mary Crabtree says:

    Will The Who tour in 2921 if coronavirus is under control?

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