The Who And Guns N’ Roses Announce Joint Headlining Dates

The two iconic rock outfits will share co-headlining duties on 23 September 2017 at the Rio De Janeiro Rock In Rio Festival in Brazil.

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The Who Tour - Photo: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images
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The Who and Guns N’ Roses have announced two co-headlining dates in South America. The two iconic rock outfits will share co-headlining duties on 23 September 2017 at the Rio De Janeiro Rock In Rio Festival in Brazil, before jetting across to Argentina for another show at the Estadio Unico De La Plata in the country’s capital city, Buenos Aires.

Further double-header shows are strongly rumored to be taking place in additional venues in Brazil, Peru, and Chile, according to reports on the internet, but as yet nothing else is definite and further shows are yet to be officially announced.

The news comes shortly after The Who’s vocalist Roger Daltrey revealed that the band’s current tour may be their last. Speaking to the NME in April 2017, Daltrey hinted that their upcoming Las Vegas residency could perhaps mark the band’s final bow. “We seriously don’t know if we’ll ever play again after this tour,” he admitted. “People at our age have been popping their clogs over the last year, so let’s just get real here, where we are in our lives. We’re doing remarkably well for where we are, but we just don’t know. If we get through this year, we’re gonna need some time off. We’ll re-think it after that.”

Aside from these newly-announced dates with The Who, Guns N’ Roses have revealed the details of some other support acts for their upcoming UK and Irish dates. Royal Blood, Mark Lanegan and Otherkin will support the band when they perform at Slane Castle in County Meath, Ireland on 27 May 2017. For Guns N’ Roses’ two shows at the London Stadium on 16 and 17 June 2017, the support slots will be filled by The Kills and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown. The dates come after Guns N’ Roses sold over a million tickets to their European tour in just one day.

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