If you’ve been on the fence about catching The Who and its Moving On! orchestral tour — let this be a warning that you do NOT want to miss out on any future shows, if possible.
Granting fans an additional opportunity to experience the magnificent performance, blending classic Who tracks from Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey with accompaniment from a full orchestra, the tour has now been extended with some more dates, as announced on Wednesday.
The Who have announced extra US Moving On! tour dates for 2020 including a return to Cincinnati.https://t.co/xGQkYb8Rrm
— The Who (@TheWho) December 4, 2019
Of particular note is a show in Cincinnati — the Who’s first visit to the city since a tragic night back in 1979. As the news release explains:
The Who’s April 23rd show in Cincinnati will have added historical significance as it will be the first time the band will be performing in the city since eleven lives were tragically lost as the concert crowd waited to get into The Who’s concert on December 3, 1979. The historic show was announced last night by local Cincinnati TV station WCPO after airing a documentary special commemorating the 40th anniversary of the tragedy – The Who: The Night That Changed Rock. Pete and Roger were both interviewed for the special program along with long-time manager Bill Curbishley. The Who will make a donation from the concert to the P.E.M. Memorial, the organization that was founded to honor friends and classmates that lost their lives at the December 3rd, 1979 concert, providing college scholarships for students at Finneytown High School.
The new run also includes a stint in Las Vegas, with six shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in May. Here’s the full schedule:
April 21 / Hard Rock Live / Hollywood, FL
April 23 / BB&T Arena Northern Kentucky University / Highland Heights, KY
April 27 / American Airlines Center / Dallas, TX (Rescheduled)
April 30 / Toyota Center / Houston, TX (Rescheduled)
May 2 / Pepsi Center / Denver, CO (Rescheduled)
May 5 / The Colosseum at Caesars Palace / Las Vegas, NV
May 7 / The Colosseum at Caesars Palace / Las Vegas, NV
May 9 / The Colosseum at Caesars Palace / Las Vegas, NV
May 12 / The Colosseum at Caesars Palace / Las Vegas, NV
May 14 / The Colosseum at Caesars Palace / Las Vegas, NV
May 16 / The Colosseum at Caesars Palace / Las Vegas, NV
And don’t forget that this Friday, Dec. 6, the Who will release its anticipated new album, Who, which is garnering strong reviews already thanks to pre-release tracks like “I Don’t Wanna Get Wise,” which was premiered recently:
Drummer Zak Starkey, who’s taken part in the Who’s magnificent Moving On! orchestral tour and was part of the recording sessions for the new record, raved about his experience working on the music in our recent interview:
The album doesn’t sound like any previous Who albums, it has the vibe of a 2019 Who album. But it doesn’t sound old, it sounds brand new and super fresh.