It looks like The Who will be returning to the US in the Spring of 2020 with three dates that were originally scheduled for the fall but had been postponed when Roger Daltrey fell ill. Fortunately, the singer is now on the mend and they are bringing their “Moving On!” tour back to the United States. Hopefully the three reschedulings will lead to additional shows being done on this side of the pond.
The Tour Dates:
4/27: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
4/30: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
5/2: Pepsi Center in Denver, CO
As with the shows that took place before Rogers illness, these gigs will feature both Pete Townsend and himself where they will bejoined by their touring bad and an orchestra made up of localized talent. As expected, any of the tickets for the original performances will be honored at these shows. Were you one of the holders of the original tickets? Hopefully you can make one of these shows.
The Touring Band: Simon Townshend (rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals), Loren Gold (piano, keyboards, jaw harp, backing vocals), Jon Button (bass guitar, backing vocals), Zak Starkey (drums, percussion), Billy Nicholls (backing vocals, tambourine), Katie Jacoby (violin)
PiercingMetal Thoughts: As this is just an alert about a rescheduling I won’t add too much more to the mix. I do hope they expand the dates so I can get to check them out. I’ve only ever seen The Who about four times in my life and I’ve never done so for the purposes of reporting to the masses with the website. See you next time.
The Press Release:
For WHO fans everywhere, the announcement of a brand new tour means only one thing: the world’s most untameable rock band is about to deliver the goods once again. Never ones for nostalgia, singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend will be unleashing the combustible force that is The Who, with symphonic accompaniment this summer and fall in 2019. Produced by Live Nation, The Who’s North American MOVING ON! TOUR will bring their indelible brand of powerhouse rock to 29 cities beginning in May (see tour itinerary below). The kickoff date is May 7 in Grand Rapids, MI with the band wrapping up the first leg of the tour June 1 in Toronto, ON. A much-anticipated series of fall dates will launch on September 6 in St. Paul, MN and conclude on October 23 in Edmonton, AB. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, January 18 at LiveNation.com.
The Who will also be releasing their first album of new songs in thirteen years later this year. On stage, the line-up will be rounded out by familiar Who players featuring guitarist/backup singer Simon Townshend, keyboardist Loren Gold, bassist Jon Button and drummer Zak Starkey, and complemented by some of the best orchestras in the U.S. and Canada.
The Who’s fan club presale starts Wednesday, January 16 at 10am local time and runs through Thursday, January 17 at 10pm local time. Every pair of tickets purchased online includes a redeemable code for a CD copy of The Who’s forthcoming album when it’s released. This offer is available to US and Canada customers only and not valid for tickets purchased via resale. In addition, $1 from each ticket sold for the MOVING ON! TOUR will benefit Teen Cancer America (www.teencanceramerica.org.) Continue reading The Who Announce 2019 North American “Moving On!” Tour→
If you are one of those vinyl diehards who hunt and forage the bins at garage sales and travel miles just for the chance of snagging an old 45 that you used to own as a youth, then you very likely consider Record Store Day to be your National Holiday. Yesterday, the fine folks at Universal Music unveiled a laundry list of musical coolness that will be exclusives for this year’s event. Though many of these are NOT Rock and Metal, I’ve just shared the entire list and the album artwork so you can share with friends who are planning on joining you on your LP Adventures on April 18th. Let’s take a look.
The Press Release:
Los Angeles – March 7, 2018 – UMe is pleased to announce details for several exclusive, limited edition vinyl releases confirmed for Record Store Day 2018. With special releases from Bobbie Gentry, Chet Faker, David Bowie, Def Leppard, Ella Fitzgerald, Elton John, Frank Zappa, Gloria Gaynor, Marvin Gaye, Soundgarden, Sublime, The Police, The Who and more, UMe’s slate for April’s hotly-anticipated music shopping bonanza is filled with an eclectic and exciting mix that includes re-pressings of classic albums and singles, as well as several U.S. vinyl release debuts. All the special releases will be available at Record Store Day-participating record stores on Saturday, April 21. Visit RecordStoreDay.com for more details and to find your local shops.
BOBBIE GENTRY – LIVE AT THE BBC (1 LP)
This LP is sure to be highly collectable for fans. No BBC material featuring Bobbie Gentry has ever been released so these recordings are completely unfamiliar to fans.
Side 1: (1) “Mississippi Delta” (2) “Papa Won’t Let Me Go To Town With You” (3) “I saw An Angle Die” (4) “Ode To Billie Joe” (5) “Mornin Glory” (6) “Ace Insurance Man”
Side 2: (1) “Niki Hokey/ Barefootin” (2) “Penduli Pendulum” (3) “Recollection” (4) “Sweet Peony” (5) “Greyhound Going Somewhere”
CHET FAKER – THINKING IN TEXTURES (1 LP SMOKE SWIRLED CLEAR VINYL)
The award winning 2012 debut release from Australian singer-songwriter Nick Murphy, issued under his stage name Chet Faker. Featuring the ethereal downtempo take of “No Diggity,” this special edition of Thinking in Textures is pressed on smoke swirled clear vinyl housed in an embossed ‘texturized’ jacket.
Side A: (1) “I’m Into You” (2) “Terms And Conditions” (3) “No Diggity”
Side B: (1) “Love And Feeling” (2) “Cigarettes And Chocolate” (3) “Solo Sunrise” (4) “Everything I Wanted”
DAVID BOWIE – DAVID BOWIE (2 LP RED & BLUE VINYL)
David Bowie’s debut album available for first time on heavyweight red and blue colored vinyl. This 2 LP set features the Mono version of the album on disc one and the Stereo version on disc two.
Though I didn’t manage to receive the full-on press release about this tour, I culled together the dates and some art to let you all know that the legendary Roger Daltrey (from The Who in case you lived under a rock and didn’t recognize the name) will be heading out on a brief run doing their classic album “Tommy”! Check out the dates below and see if he is planning to visit your town.
The Tour Dates:
Jun. 8 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts with Hudson Valley Philharmonic
Jun. 10 – Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap with Wolf Trap Orchestra
Jun. 12 – Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap with Wolf Trap Orchestra
Jun. 15 – Lenox, MA @ Tanglewood with Boston Pops Orchestra
Jun. 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts with Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
Jun. 23 – Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia with Ravinia Festival Orchestra
Jun. 25 – Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia with Ravinia Festival Orchestra
Jun. 27 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater with Nashville Symphony Orchestra
Jun. 30 – Canandaigua, NY @ CMAC (orchestra TBA)
Jul. 2 – Kettering, OH @ Fraze Pavilion with Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Jul. 5 – Rochester Hills, MI @ Meadowbrook Amphitheatre with Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Jul. 8 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center with The Cleveland Orchestra
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Hopefully this bit of revealed dates are just the first ones announced and that some additional ones are coming because there are several placed that Roger can set up a gig at that will surely sell out. I love The Who and have seen them only a few times in concert and Roger Daltrey we only caught once and didn’t see the full show either which was horrible for me being such a fan of their work. I love the “Tommy” album and I guess we can expect additional catalog numbers being delivered. That’s all I have for now so let me ask you what you think about this one? Chime in down below.