The Who to Go on Tour, Perform at Olympics
The Who have made a couple of incredible announcements! The first is that they will be embarking on a major North American tour where they will be delighting fans with performances of the tracks on the 1973 double album, Quadrophenia. As in, the whole album. In its entirety! They will also be throwing in a few of their classics.
That’s pretty amazing!
This will be the first time they’ve toured in North America is four years and they are planning to go all out to wow the audience by incorporating some major visual effects but don’t expect holograms of Keith Moon and John Entwistle – the topic came up but the band passed on the “gimmicky” idea.
Fans still holding tickets for a canceled 1979 show in Rhode Island by British rock band The Who can finally use them.
The band also provided some information about the tour that will be of particular interest to the people who were disappointed by a cancelled show in Providence back in 1979. The band pulled out of the performance due to safety concerns (there was a stampede before the show that left 11 people dead) and they’ve never rescheduled.
They plan to end their tour in Providence on February 26, 2013, at the same venue they would have performed at 33 years ago. If anyone kept their ticket as memorabilia, it could earn them a free pass into the show. The announcement said: "Somewhere, someplace, someone's got it stashed. The question is, are they willing to give that up? If they are, we're willing to take it."
Back then, the most expensive ticket would have been $14 whereas, today, fans are paying between $57.50 to $127.50 so that’s quite a deal!
The band also made one other major revelation – they will be performing at the Olympics closing ceremonies in London this summer!
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