The Who has been forced to postpone three shows at the outset of their 50 anniversary tour of North America due to health concerns surrounding lead singer Roger Daltrey. The postponed shows include: May 5 – Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center, May 7 – St. Louis, Mo., Scottrade Center and May 9 – Louisville, Ky., KFC Yum! Center.
According to an article posted May 5 at Pollstar, the iconic frontman is suffering from a case of swollen vocal chords. On doctor’s orders, the veteran British rocker has been told to rest his voice for the balance of the week to prevent any further damage.
The Who expressed their regret for the inconvenience in an update posted at their official Facebook page and have assured fans they plan to reschedule the shows and continue the tour. The new show dates will be announced shortly and tickets for these shows will be honoured at the rescheduled dates. For more information, click here.
Produced by AEG Live, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers launched The Who Hits 50! Tour in North America on April 15 in Tampa, Florida. Their next scheduled show is slated for May 11 in Nashville, Tennessee, at Bridgestone Arena. Tickets are available at AXS.
The Who recently announced the upcoming DVD release of the concert film ‘Live at Shea Stadium 1982.’ The concert, which has been fully restored and features newly remixed sound, will be released June 30 in DVD, SD Blu-ray and digital formats via Eagle Rock.
See below for The Who’s official 2015 North American tour schedule. For the latest information on The Who, click here.
Did you know? Who co-founder Pete Townshend will team with Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder as co-hosts for a tribute concert dedicated to the 50 year legacy of The Who. “An Evening Celebrating The Who,” will be held May 14 at Chicago’s Rosemont Theatre with all proceeds from the concert to benefit Teen Cancer America.
The Who’s 2015 North American tour schedule:
May 11 – Nashville, Tenn., Bridgestone Arena
May 13 – Rosemont, Ill., Allstate Arena
May 15 – Columbus, Ohio, Nationwide Arena
May 17 – Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center
May 20 – Uniondale, N.Y., Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
May 22 – Atlantic City, N.J., Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
May 24 – Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun Arena
May 26 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Barclays Center
May 30 – Queens, N.Y., Forest Hills Stadium
Sept. 14 – San Diego, Calif., Valley View Casino Center
Sept. 16 – Anaheim, Calif., Honda Center
Sept. 19 – Las Vegas, Nev., The Colosseum At Caesars Palace
Sept. 21 – Los Angeles, Calif., Staples Center
Sept. 23 – Oakland, Calif., Oracle Arena
Sept. 25 – Portland, Ore., Moda Center
Sept. 27 – Seattle, Wash., KeyArena At Seattle Center
Sept. 29 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Rogers Arena
Oct. 1 – Calgary, Alberta, Scotiabank Saddledome
Oct. 3 – Edmonton, Alberta, Rexall Place
Oct. 6 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, SaskTel Sports Centre
Oct. 8 – Winnipeg, Manitoba, MTS Centre
Oct. 10 – Minneapolis, Minn., Target Center
Oct. 13 – Milwaukee, Wis., BMO Harris Bradley Center
Oct. 15 – Chicago, Ill., United Center
Oct. 17 – Detroit, Mich., Joe Louis Arena
Oct. 19 – Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre
Oct. 21 – Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre
Oct. 23 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Consol Energy Center
Oct. 25 – Newark, N.J., Prudential Center
Oct. 27 – New York, N.Y., Madison Square Garden Arena
Oct. 29 – Boston, Mass., TD Garden
Nov. 1 – Washington, D.C., Verizon Center
Nov. 4 – Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center