Women in Music 2016

The Who Preps North American 'Who Hits 50!' Tour For 2015

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Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who perform at 02 Arena on June 15, 2013 in London, England.

The Who is returning to the road in North America for 2015 -- “The Who Hits 50!” Tour will swing through the States twice, beginning with a spring leg that kicks off April 15 in Tampa, Fl. and runs through May 30 in Forest Hills, NY, then resuming in the fall on Sept. 14 in San Diego and running through Nov. 4 in Philadelphia. Tickets go on sale to the general public next Friday, Oct. 17, at 10 a.m. (local time) at www.TheWho.com.

The tour is presented by AEG Live, and Citi, via a deal brokered by MAC Presents, is the official credit card. Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Monday, October 13 at 10 a.m. through Citi’s Private Pass Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

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“From the band’s first hit single ‘I Can’t Explain’ to pioneering the rock opera with Tommy, The Who is one of the most influential and storied bands of our time,” Jennifer Breithaupt, Citi’s senior VP of Entertainment Marketing, said in a statement. “This will be one of the most anticipated tours of 2015 and we are delighted to be able to offer Citi cardmembers early access to see this legendary band perform.”

The Who Hits 50! Tour will feature exclusive VIP packages, including reserved tickets for premium seats, access to a VIP pre-show soundcheck, pre-show VIP parties and autographed limited edition memorabilia. Additional details on tickets and VIP packages can be found at www.thewho.com. Additionally, $1 from each ticket sold on“The Who Hits 50!” tour will benefit Teen Cancer America.

The tour also shares its name with Who Hits 50!, a new greatest-hits compilation due Oct. 27 via Geffen/Universal Music Enterprises. The album will span the band’s first recordings as The High Numbers to its greatest Who hits to a brand-new track, titled “Be Lucky.”

As for the shows themselves? Pete Townshend teased the set list as “hits, picks, mixes and misses.”

Added Roger Daltrey, in a statement, “This is the beginning of the long goodbye.”

The Who Hits 50! North American Tour Dates

Leg 1

Wed 4/15 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena

Fri 4/17 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena

Sun 4/19 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

Tue 4/21 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena

*Thu 4/23 Duluth, GA The Arena at Gwinnett Center

Mon 4/27 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center

Wed 4/29 Houston, TX Toyota Center

Sat 5/2 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center

Tue 5/5 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center

Thu 5/7 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center

Sat 5/9 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Arena

Mon 5/11 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena

Wed 5/13 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena

Fri 5/15 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena

Sun 5/17 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center

Wed 5/20 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum

Fri 5/22 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall

Sun 5/24 Uncasville, CT Mohegan

Sun Arena Tue 5/26 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center

Sat 5/30 Forest Hills, NY Forest Hills Stadium

*On sale Friday, October 17 at 9 a.m.

2015 Tour Dates Leg 2

Mon 9/14 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center

Wed 9/16 Anaheim, CA Honda Center

Sat 9/19 Las Vegas, NV Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Mon 9/21 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center

Wed 9/23 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena

Fri 9/25 Portland, OR Moda Center

Sun 9/27 Seattle, WA KeyArena

Tue 9/29 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

Thu 10/1 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome

Sat 10/3 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place

Tue 10/6 Saskatoon, SK SaskTel Centre

Thu 10/8 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre

Sat 10/10 Minneapolis, MN Target Center

Tue 10/13 Milwaukee, WI BMO Harris Bradley Center

Thu 10/15 Chicago, IL United Center

Sat 10/17 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena

Mon 10/19 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre

Wed 10/21 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre

Fri 10/23 Pittsburgh, PA CONSOL Energy Center

Sun 10/25 Newark, NJ Prudential Center

Tue 10/27 New York, NY Madison Square Garden

Thu 10/29 Boston, MA TD Garden

Sun 11/1 Washington, DC Verizon Center

Wed 11/4 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center