THE WHO HITS 50! Tour coming to Louisville
THE WHO wrapped the first leg of their “THE WHO HITS 50!” North American tour with sold-out New York shows: May 26 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY and May 30 at Forest Hills Stadium in Forest Hills, NY. Now comes word that the legendary band will extend their tour into December to honor a series of postponements from the tour’s initial run and rescheduling a few dates on the fall leg of the tour. Between the North American dates, THE WHO will return to Europe for a series of shows including closing out the legendary Glastonbury Festival and a headlining performance at the famed Hyde Park in London.
First up, a few rescheduled performances--from the tour’s first leg--based on doctors’ advice that lead singer Roger Daltrey go on vocal rest, due to viral meningitis: Louisville, KY at KFC Yum! Center on March 12
“THE WHO HITS 50!” tour is being presented by AEG Live.
THE WHO have sold over 100 million records since forming in 1964; they brought together four different personalities and in effect produced a musical hurricane. Each of them was a pioneer. Wildman drummer Keith Moon beat his kit with a chaotic elegance; stoic bassist John Entwistle held down the center with the melodic virtuosity of a solo guitarist; raging intellectual Pete Townshend punctuated the epic universality of his songs with the windmill slamming of his fingers across his guitar strings; and Roger Daltrey roared above it all with an impossibly virile macho swagger. They exploded conventional rhythm and blues structures, challenged pop music conventions, and redefined what was possible on stage, in the recording studio, and on vinyl. As they enter their 50th year, the band is still going strong, winning rave reviews for their performances of QUADROPHENIA in 2013.
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