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LEGENDARY ROCK BAND THE WHO ANNOUNCE RETURN TO MADISON SQUARE GARDEN ON SEPTEMBER 1ST TO KICK OFF SECOND LEG OF ACCLAIMED MOVING ON! TOUR
ICONIC ROCKERS WILL ONCE AGAIN BE BACKED BY A SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN EACH CITY ON MUCH ANTICIPATED FALL TREK
Legendary rock band The Who have added a return Madison Square Garden show in New York City on September 1st to kick off the fall leg of their much heralded 2019 North American MOVING ON! TOUR. They recently wrapped up the first leg of the celebrated run with each performance supported by a 48-piece local symphony orchestra. Tickets for the Madison Square Garden show go on sale Friday, June 21st at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.
The Madison Square Garden return will mark the second time this year they will bring their acclaimed juggernaut with a full orchestra to New York City. Their first Garden appearance on May 13 drew raves (“.. Daltrey’s vocals sliced through the arena... far enough to view the crowd pulsing from the floor seats all the way to the rafter,” hailed Glide Magazine. “The rockers seemed genuinely appreciative about what NYC fans have meant to the band throughout their career…”; “They hit Madison Square Garden for a truly spectacular show…” Brooklyn Vegan) and set the tone for a riveting and remarkable run, drawing high praise from critics and social media at every stop on the first half of the historic tour. The iconic band also answered the increasing U.S. ticket demand by announcing a third Hollywood Bowl show as part of their itinerary for October 24. (see all dates below).
The Who is also rolling out an exciting lineup of special guests opening up for the band on selected dates throughout the autumn leg of the trek, including Oasis front man Liam Gallagher, iconic Boston rocker Peter Wolf, and Canadian indie/blues band Reignwolf (see dates below.)
By once again raising the bar on their own live legacy, The WHO have re-set the standard when it comes to classic rock bands reinvigorating their repertoire with an authenticity and integrity that few live bands from any era can match.
Never ones for nostalgia, singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend’s pairing with acclaimed local symphony orchestras are rewarding Who fans with a once-in-a-lifetime live experience. The founding members manage to achieve new sonic heights, with Forbes Magazine hailing Moving On! as a must-see show that “goes to great lengths to show fans the many gears The Who possess…” The band, which includes guitarist/backup singer Simon Townshend, keyboardist Loren Gold, bassist Jon Button and drummer Zak Starkey, serves up THE WHO’s many classics with full and minimal symphony backing, as well as intimate acoustic numbers and a show stopping Pete/Roger duo performance.
The Who will also be releasing their first album of new songs in thirteen years later this year.
Every pair of tickets purchased online includes a redeemable code for a CD copy of The Who’s forthcoming album upon its release. 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.)
The Who are one of the top three greatest rock legacies in music history. Their music provoked explosive change and spanned what many critics declare is rock’s most elastic creative spectrum, with Pete Townshend’s songwriting moving between raw, prosaic, conceptual, and expressively literate. Their visionary sense of stagecraft headed by Roger Daltrey’s soaring vocal prowess is topped off by the band’s blistering rhythm section. With both Roger and Pete delivering their own memoirs in recent years (Pete’s Who I Am was released to much acclaim in 2012, and Roger’s autobiography, Thanks A Lot Mr. Kibblewhite; My Story, was embraced by critics in 2018) it’s fitting that the two remaining WHO members have shared their incredible legacy in literary fashion, for few bands have had a more lasting impact on the rock era and the reverberating pop culture than The Who.
Emerging in the mid-1960s as a new and incendiary force in rock n' roll, their brash style and poignant storytelling garnered them one of music's most passionate followings, with the legendary foursome blazing a searing new template for rock, punk, and everything after. Inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall Of Fame in 1990, the band has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, placing 27 top-forty singles in the United States and United Kingdom and earning 17 Top Ten albums, including the 1969 groundbreaking rock opera Tommy, 1971's pummeling Live At Leeds, 1973's Quadrophenia and 1978's Who Are You. The Who debuted in 1964 with a trio of anthems “I Can’t Explain,” “The Kids Are Alright” and “My Generation.” Since then they have delivered to the world hits such as “Baba O’Riley,” “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” “Pinball Wizard,” Who Are You,” and,” You Better You Bet.”
In 2008, they became the first rock band ever to be awarded the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors. The Who has performed all over the world including global music events for the Super Bowl XLIV Halftime Show in 2010 and closing the London 2012 Summer Olympics. The Who continued their charity work by playing a concert in January 2011 to raise money for trials of a new cancer treatment called PDT. In December 2012 they performed at the Hurricane Sandy Benefit in New York. In January 2014 they played a set on the U.S. television special to support the charity Stand Up To Cancer. In November 2012 Daltrey, with Townshend at his side, launched Teen Cancer America. The charity is now established in the USA, with offices in Los Angeles and devoted Teen Cancer units being opened in hospitals all over the U.S. TCA’s work has impacted over 5,000 young people and their families nationwide during the last six years.