The legendary rock group The Who have announced the “Moving On!” symphonic tour, set to hit dates across the U.S. and Canada this spring in support of their new LP.
Grand Rapids, Michigan will kick-off the tour on May 7, followed by shows in cities like Chicago, Detroit, Boston, Atlanta, Houston, and San Diego. They’ll wrap-up the trek on October 23 in Edmonton, Alberta. During each show, a local orchestra will join the band to perform music throughout The Who’s career.
lead singer Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will also be backed by their usual band, featuring guitarist Simon Townshend, keyboardist Loren Gold, bassist Jon Button, and drummer Zak Starkey. They are set to perform a selection of songs from Tommy, their fourth studio record, in honor of its 50th anniversary, as well as songs from their vast catalog.
“Be aware, Who fans!” Daltrey said in a statement. “Just because it’s The Who with an orchestra, in no way will it compromise the way Pete and I deliver our music. This will be full throttle Who with horns and bells on.”
While The Who didn’t categorize “Moving On!” as their farewell tour, Daltrey believes this could be their last trek. He told Rolling Stone that at 75-years-old, he has to be “realistic that this is the age I am and voices start to go after a while.” Nonetheless, the group plans to release a new album this year; their first since 2006’s Endless Wire.
Check out the full list of tour dates below.
The Who “Moving On!” Tour 2019
May 7 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
May 9 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
May 11 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
May 13 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
May 16 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
May 18 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortage Music Cente
May 21 – Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
May 23 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis
May 25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park
May 28 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
May 30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
June 1 – Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
Sept 6 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Sept 8 – Alpine Valley, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Sept 10 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
Sept 13 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
Sept 15 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Sept 18 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
Sept 20 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
Sept 22 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
Sept 25 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Sept 27 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Sept 29 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Oct 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Oct 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Oct 16 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University
Oct 19 – Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park, Home of the Seattle Mariners
Oct 21 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Oct 23 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place