The Who, who can never make up their minds about touring, have formally booked two shows in Los Angeles, CA for November 8-9 at the Nokia Theatre. The band’s website says more U.S. tour dates are to be confirmed soon. An Internet-only pre-sale will begin Monday, July 14, at 10 AM PDT, with a limit of four tickets per person. The pre-sale is limited to members of the band’s fan club, which fans can join through the group’s website.
Singer Roger Daltrey always wants to tour while guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend is always quavering. Townshend suffers from partial deafness and tinnitus, and he is known for being a perfectionist in the studio. The Who are still promoting the 2006 album “Endless Wire,” the first new studio set since 1982’s “It’s Hard.”
Joining Daltrey and Townshend on tour will be drummer Zak Starkey (son of Ringo), guitarist/vocalist Simon Townshend (Townshend’s younger brother), bassist Pino Palladino and keyboardist John “Rabbit” Bundrick, the same lineup that’s toured as The Who over the last few years.
The Who will be the honoree at the third annual “VH1 Rock Honors” taping in Los Angeles tonight, July 12, and will air on July 17.