The Who are preparing to launch the next leg of their ongoing Moving On! tour, which will find Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and the band bringing their legendary music to big venues all across North America, accentuated by a 48-piece symphony orchestra on each stop.
In advance of the second leg of the tour, which is scheduled to begin on Sept. 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, enjoy a video below featuring Daltrey, Townshend and members of the orchestra as they discuss how their songs were adapted for this new performance.
Never ones for nostalgia, singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend’s pairing with acclaimed local symphony orchestras are rewarding Who fans with a once-in-a-lifetime live experience. The founding members manage to achieve new sonic heights, with Forbes Magazine hailing Moving On! as a must-see show that “goes to great lengths to show fans the many gears The Who possess…” The band, which includes guitarist/backup singer Simon Townshend, keyboardist Loren Gold, bassist Jon Button and drummer Zak Starkey, serves up THE WHO’s many classics with full and minimal symphony backing, as well as intimate acoustic numbers and a show stopping Pete/Roger duo performance.
And the tour schedule, which features a revolving list of special guests each night:
Sept 1 /Madison Square Garden / New York City SPECIAL GUEST: Leslie Mendelson
Sept 3 / Scotiabank Arena / Toronto, ON SPECIAL GUEST: MOON VS SUN (Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk)
Sept 6 / Xcel Energy Center / St. Paul, MN SPECIAL GUEST: Reignwolf
Sept 8 / Alpine Valley Music Theatre / Alpine Valley, WI SPECIAL GUEST: Dead Horses
Sept 10 / Blossom Music Center / Cuyahoga Falls, OH SPECIAL GUEST: Peter Wolf
Sept 13 / Fenway Park / Boston, MA SPECIAL GUEST: Peter Wolf
Sept 15 / Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater / Wantagh, NY SPECIAL GUEST: Reignwolf
Sept 18 / State Farm Arena / Atlanta, GA SPECIAL GUEST: Reignwolf
Sept 20 / BB&T Center / Ft. Lauderdale, FL SPECIAL GUEST: Reignwolf
Sept 22 / Amalie Arena / Tampa, FL SPECIAL GUEST: Reignwolf
Sept 25 / Toyota Center / Houston, TX SPECIAL GUEST: Reignwolf
Sept 27 / American Airlines Center / Dallas, TX SPECIAL GUEST: Reignwolf
Sept 29 / Pepsi Center / Denver, CO SPECIAL GUEST: Reignwolf
Oct 9 / Chase Center / San Francisco, CA SPECIAL GUEST: Liam Gallagher
Oct 11 / Hollywood Bowl / Los Angeles, CA SPECIAL GUEST TBA
Oct 13 / Hollywood Bowl / Los Angeles, CA SPECIAL GUEST TBA
Oct 16 / Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University / San Diego, CA SPECIAL GUEST: Liam Gallagher
Oct 19 / T-Mobile Park / Home of the Seattle Mariners / Seattle, WA SPECIAL GUEST: Liam Gallagher
Oct 21 / Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena / Vancouver, BC SPECIAL GUEST: Liam Gallagher
Oct 24 / Hollywood Bowl / Los Angeles, CA SPECIAL GUEST: Liam Gallagher