Sep 18, 2015

concert postponement: The Who



THE WHO today confirmed that they are postponing all remaining dates on their “THE WHO HITS 50!” North American tour, including a stop at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on October 13.  They had initially postponed FOUR shows on doctor’s orders after Roger Daltrey contracted a mystery virus.  Initially it was hoped that the rest of the tour might proceed, but after extensive tests the seriousness of his condition became apparent when doctors diagnosed Roger as having viral Meningitis and prescribed a period of rest.  The band apologizes to fans and realize that the postponement will cause an inconvenience for ticketholders.  It wasn't a decision taken lightly--THE WHO always give their fans 100% and were never going to compromise the show, but ultimately the band had no alternative but to postpone the tour.

Roger was particularly disappointed as he had been especially looking forward to the Teen Cancer America benefit in Los Angeles, a charity that he and THE WHO have worked tirelessly for. Thankfully he is already getting better and said, "We are very sorry to disappoint our fans in this way.  For the last four weeks, I have been in and out of the hospital and have been diagnosed with viral Meningitis. I am now on the mend and feeling a lot better but I am going to need a considerable time to recover.  The doctors tell me I will make a complete recovery, but that I should not do any touring this year.”

Pete Townshend added, “We are rescheduling all the shows for next Spring 2016. We apologize to all our fans who have supported us in the last 50 years. Once Roger is completely well we will come back stronger than ever and Roger and I will give you all a show to remember.”

The tour dates being postponed are as follows:
DATE                          CITY                                        VENUE

Mon    9/14                San Diego, CA                        Valley View Casino Center

Wed    9/16                Anaheim, CA                          Honda Center

Sat       9/19                Las Vegas, NV                        Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Mon    9/21                Los Angeles, CA                     STAPLES Center

Thu     9/24                Portland, OR                          Moda Center

Sun      9/27                Seattle, WA                             KeyArena at Seattle Center

Tue      9/29                Vancouver, BC                      Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

Thu     10/1                 Calgary, AB                            Scotiabank Saddledome

Sat       10/3                Edmonton, AB                       Rexall Place

Tue      10/6                Saskatoon, SK                        SaskTel Centre

Thu     10/8                Winnipeg, MB                        MTS Centre

Sat       10/10               Minneapolis, MN                   Target Center

Tue      10/13               Milwaukee, WI                       BMO Harris Bradley Center

Thu     10/15               Chicago, IL                             United Center

Sat       10/17               Detroit, MI                              Joe Louis Arena

Mon    10/19               Toronto, ON                          Air Canada Centre

Fri        10/23              Pittsburgh, PA                        CONSOL Energy Center

Sun      10/25              Newark, NJ                            Prudential Center

Tue      10/27              New York, NY                        Madison Square Garden

Thu     10/29              Boston, MA                            TD Garden

Sun      11/1                 Washington, DC                    Verizon Center

Wed    11/4                 Philadelphia, PA                    Wells Fargo Center

Tue      12/1                 Toronto, ON                          Air Canada Centre

Fri        12/4                Louisville, KY                         KFC Yum! Center

Sun      12/6                St. Louis, MO                         Scottrade Center

Tue      12/8                Kansas City, MO                    Sprint Center

Thu     12/10               Denver, CO                            Pepsi Center

Sun      12/13               Oakland, CA                           Oracle Arena

Tickets for the original dates will be honored for the new shows, which will be announced shortly.