The Who have announced an exciting line-up of special guests to join them on ‘The Who Hits Back!’ Tour.
The Who have raised the bar once again on their incredible legacy by inviting a wide range of special guest artists to join on the tour: Texas rockers Los Lonely Boys, the hard rocking band fronted by the lead guitarist/songwriter from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs, singer/songwriter Leslie Mendelson, British (female-led) rock band The Wild Things, Americana soul singer Amythyst Kiah, singer/songwriter (founder of Barenaked Ladies) Steven Page, and opening for one night at the Bethel Woods show Willie Nile.
The iconic band’s upcoming North American trek promises to be another rock n’ roll knockout, bringing singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist/songwriter Pete Townshend back to U.S. venues two years after their acclaimed ‘Moving On!’ Tour, who wowed audiences with a series of sold-out dates.
‘The Who Hits Back!’ Tour will again share the stage with some of the finest orchestras in the U.S. and Canada. Produced by Live Nation, the tour kicks off April 22 in Hollywood, FL at the Hard Rock Live for its spring leg, and returns in the fall on October 2 in Toronto, ON at Scotiabank Arena. Tickets are on sale through Live Nation.
The Who are hitting most of the cities they were set to play in 2020 with multiple new stops, including shows in New Orleans, LA at the New Orleans Jazz Festival on April 30, and a much-anticipated performance at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on May 26. After a summer break, The Who will continue in the fall, including stops in Chicago, IL at United Center on October 12, and in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Bowl on November 1. The Who Hits Back! Tour winds down with two shows in Las Vegas, NV on November 4 + 5 at Dolby Live at Park MGM.
‘The Who Hits Back!’ Tour will feature The Who’s full live band comprised of guitarist/backup singer Simon Townshend, keyboardist Loren Gold, second keyboardist Emily Marshall, bassist Jon Button, drummer Zak Starkey and backing vocals by Billy Nicholls along with orchestra conductor Keith Levenson, lead violinist Katie Jacoby and lead cellist Audrey Snyder, passionately delivering The Who’s many classics, as well as songs from their most recent album, titled WHO.
Produced by Live Nation, The Who’s North American ‘The Who Hits Back!’ Tour will deliver their indelible brand of powerhouse rock through 28 cities.
‘The Who Hits Back!’ Tour dates are as follows:
April 22: Hard Rock Live / Hollywood, FL* SPECIAL GUEST Leslie Mendelson
April 24: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena / Jacksonville, FL SPECIAL GUEST Leslie Mendelson
April 27: Amalie Arena / Tampa, FL SPECIAL GUEST Leslie Mendelson
April 30: New Orleans Jazz Festival*
May 3: Moody Center ATX / Austin, TX SPECIAL GUEST Amythyst Kiah
May 5: American Airlines Center / Dallas, TX SPECIAL GUEST Los Lonely Boys
May 8: the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion / The Woodlands, TX SPECIAL GUEST Los Lonely Boys
May 10: Paycom Center / Oklahoma City, OK SPECIAL GUEST Los Lonely Boys
May 13: FedExForum / Memphis, TN SPECIAL GUEST TBA
May 15: TQL Stadium / Cincinnati, OH SPECIAL GUEST TBA
May 18: TD Garden / Boston, MA SPECIAL GUEST Amythyst Kiah
May 20: Wells Fargo Center / Philadelphia, PA SPECIAL GUEST Amythyst Kiah
May 23: Capital One Arena / Washington, D.C. SPECIAL GUEST Amythyst Kiah
May 26: Madison Square Garden / New York City, NY SPECIAL GUEST The Wild Things
May 28: Bethel Woods Center of the Arts / Bethel, NY SPECIAL GUEST Willie Nile.
Oct 2: Scotiabank Arena / Toronto, ON SPECIAL GUEST Steven Page
Oct 4: Little Caesars Arena / Detroit, MI SPECIAL GUEST Steven Page
Oct 7: UBS Arena / Belmont Park, NY SPECIAL GUEST Steven Page
Oct 9: Schottenstein Center / Columbus, OH SPECIAL GUEST Steven Page
Oct 12: United Center / Chicago, IL SPECIAL GUEST Steven Page
Oct 14: Enterprise Center / St. Louis, MO SPECIAL GUEST Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs
Oct 17: Ball Arena / Denver, CO SPECIAL GUEST Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs
Oct 20: Moda Center / Portland, OR SPECIAL GUEST Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs
Oct 22: Climate Pledge Arena / Seattle, WA SPECIAL GUEST Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs
Oct 26: Golden 1 Center / Sacramento, CA SPECIAL GUEST Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs
Oct 28: Honda Center / Anaheim, CA SPECIAL GUEST Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs
Nov 1: Hollywood Bowl / Los Angeles, CA SPECIAL GUEST Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs
Nov 4 + 5: Dolby Live at Park MGM / Las Vegas, NV SPECIAL GUEST The Wild Things.