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The Who Will tour Aging
From the Detroit Free Press Web Sight
The Who —Roger Daltrey and Peter Townshend and replacements for the late Keith Moon and John Entwhistle ---will kick off what's billed as their first world tour in over 20 years on Sept. 12th at Philadelphia’s Wachovia Center.
Bad math? It's all in the wording. While this might be the Who’s first “world tour” in 20 years, they were at the Palace in Aug. 2002, about a month and half after Entwistle died.
Two dates of local interest —Sept. 29 at the Palace of Auburn Hills with tickets on sale July 21 and Sept. 30 at the two-hours-or-so away John Labatt Center in London, Ontario. The sale date there is Monday.
On the playlist? Songs from their new mini rock opera, “Wire & Glass,” material from their upcoming studio album along with their greatest hits and rarities. The new album, provisionally called “Who 2,” and the band’s first since 1982’s “It’s Hard,” is scheduled for an October 23 release.
They will be joined on stage for this tour by John (Rabbit) Bundrick on keyboard, Pino Palladino on bass, Zak Starkey (Ringo Starr’s son) on drums and Simon Townshend (Pete’s brother) on guitar and vocals.
Ticketing details at PalaceNet.com and www.thewhotour.com.
You Can hear a rebroadcast of the press conference Tonight on Sirius The Vault (Ch. 16) tonight at 7:00 PM or on siuirs, it will include a Exclusive Performance from the band.