The Who Announces Summer Concert Dates

posted by Jim Curtis -

The Who has announced four concert dates for just prior to its initial six-show Las Vegas stand at The Colosseum At Caesars Palace. New stops now on the books include July gigs in Canandaigua, New York at Constellation Brands - Marvin Sands PAC; Oxon Hill, Maryland at Theater At MGM National Harbor; Atlantic City, New Jersey at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall; and Grand Rapids, Michigan at Van Andel Arena.

Roger Daltrey admitted to us that it only takes a brief amount of warm-up to get himself and the band in shape for a tour: ["Who songs I don't really need to rehearse. I mean, we haven't got dancers and backing singers, y'know, loads of miming to deal with, so we don't really need that long. Musicians, good musicians can learn songs quite quickly. I don't like to over-rehearse, 'cause I find if you over-rehearse, things stop growing on the stage."] 

  • Part of the reason for Pete Townshend's eagerness to play out with the Who over the past two decades is his connection with drummer Zak Starkey -- son of Ringo Starr and child protege of Keith Moon: ["He studied at the feet of Keith Moon. He was eight-years-old when I first met him, his dad is Ringo Starr, but Keith Moon bought him his first drum kit. He was a big Who fan as a kid. So when John (Entwistle) passed away, suddenly there was Zak and I -- and then what I realized is that he and I have this extraordinary chemistry. And it's innate. It's a chemistry that's based on the fact that whatever I do, he's already doing it."]
  • UPDATED: The Who tour dates (subject to change):
  • March 30 - London, England - Teenage Cancer Trust Benefit at Royal Albert Hall    
  • April 1 - London, England - Teenage Cancer Trust Benefit at Royal Albert Hall
  • April 3 - Liverpool, England - Echo Arena     
  • April 5 - Manchester, England - Manchester Arena     
  • April 7 - Glasgow, Scotland - The SSE Hydro     
  • April 10 - Sheffield, England - Sheffield Arena     
  • April 12 - Birmingham, England - Barclaycard Arena
  • April 19 - London, England - Symfunny No. 2 at Royal Albert Hall (Pete Townshend only)
  • July 16 - Canandaigua, NY - Constellation Brands - Marvin Sands PAC (CMAC)     
  • July 18 - Oxon Hill, MD - Theater At MGM National Harbor 
  • July 22 - Atlantic City, NJ - Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall   
  • July 25 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
  • July 29 - Las Vegas, NV - The Colosseum At Caesars Palace
  • August 1, 4, 7, 9, 11 - Las Vegas, NV - The Colosseum At Caesars Palace   
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