The trek kicks off on April 22
Rock icons The Who are returning to North American this spring. The Who Hits Back! Tour kicks off on April 22 at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, FL. After a spring run, the fall leg kicks off on October 2 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON. The iconic band’s upcoming trek promises to be another rock n’ roll knockout, bringing singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist/songwriter Pete Townshend back to U.S. venues two years after their acclaimed Moving On! Tour, which wowed audiences with a series of sold-out dates.
“Pete and I said we’d be back, but we didn’t think we’d have to wait for two years for the privilege,” Daltrey said. “This is making the chance to perform feel even more special this time around. So many livelihoods have been impacted due to Covid, so we are thrilled to get everyone back together – the band, the crew and the fans. We’re gearing up for a great show that hits back in the only way The Who know how. By giving it everything we got.”
The Who Hits Back! Tour will see the band once again share the stage with some of the finest orchestras in the U.S. and Canada.
Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Friday, February 11 at 10am PT via LiveNation.com. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning today, Monday, February 7 at 10m PT through Thursday, February 10 at 10pm PT. The Who’s fan club presale starts Wednesday, February 9 at 10am PT and runs through Thursday, February 10 at 10am PT.
Ticket information for the first date of the tour at Hard Rock Live can be found HERE.
The Who are hitting most of the cities they were set to play in 2020 with multiple new stops. The band is also set to headline the New Orleans Jazz Festival alongside Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, The Black Crowes, and others. The trek wraps up with two shows in Las Vegas, NV on November 4 and November 5 at Dolby Live at Park MGM.
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 Snyder, passionately delivering the band’s many classics, as well as songs from their most recent album, titled Who.
The Who’s wildly successful 2019 Moving On! Tour brought the band’s iconic brand of incomparable rock through 29 cities, including a rollicking sold-out show in Boston’s historic Fenway Park, and a memorable Seattle show where Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder joined them onstage for a rousing version of “The Punk And the Godfather.”
The tour generated the most unanimous outpouring of acclaim from critics and fans of any live rock show in 2019, winning raves across North America for the orchestral dynamic as well as the duo’s cathartic rock firepower and intimate acoustic numbers.
April 22 / Hard Rock Live / Hollywood, FL*
April 24 / VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena / Jacksonville, FL
April 27 / Amalie Arena / Tampa, FL
April 30 / New Orleans Jazz Festival*
May 3 / Moody Center ATX / Austin, TX
May 5 / American Airlines Center / Dallas, TX
May 8 / the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion / The Woodlands, TXMay 10 / Paycom Center / Oklahoma City, OK
May 13 / FedExForum / Memphis, TN
May 15 / TQL Stadium / Cincinnati, OH
May 18 / TD Garden / Boston, MA
May 20 / Wells Fargo Center / Philadelphia, PA
May 23 / Capital One Arena / Washington, D.C.
May 26 / Madison Square Garden / New York City, NY
May 28 / Bethel Woods Center of the Arts / Bethel, NY
Oct 2 / Scotiabank Arena / Toronto, ON
Oct 4 / Little Caesars Arena / Detroit, MI
Oct 7 / UBS Arena / Belmont Park, NY
Oct 9 / Schottenstein Center / Columbus, OH
Oct 12 / United Center / Chicago, IL
Oct 14 / Enterprise Center / St. Louis, MO
Oct 17 / Ball Arena / Denver, COOct 20 / Moda Center / Portland, OR
Oct 22 / Climate Pledge Arena / Seattle, WA
Oct 26 / Golden 1 Center / Sacramento, CA
Oct 28 / Honda Center / Anaheim, CA
Nov 1 / Hollywood Bowl / Los Angeles, CA
Nov 4 + 5 / Dolby Live at Park MGM / Las Vegas, NV
* Not a Live Nation Date