The Who has rolled out the opening acts for the spring leg of its 2019 “Moving On!” tour. Joining the band on the road at various gigs will be such special guests as J. Geils Band frontman Peter Wolf, Willie Nelson's son and frequent Neil Young collaborator Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Dirty Honey, Arkells, Leslie Mendelson, Reignwolf, The HillBenders, and MOON VS SUN featuring Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk. No acts have been announced for the Who's fall leg.
Pete Townshend told us that unlike most of their peers, the Who has always aimed to serve their fans rather than view them as faceless consumers: “It's what you guys want us to do that's important. If you don't want us up here, don't buy the tickets. Y'know, when we were kids, we were voted on to the stage by our peers. If they don't want you there, they walk away. You're the reason we're on the stage. We don't have to be cut, censored, we don't have to repent. Meet the new boss — it's the same as the old boss. And that boss is YOU, not us.”
According to The Who.com, “Every pair of tickets purchased online includes a redeemable code for a CD copy of The Who’s forthcoming album when it’s released. This offer is available to U.S. 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 (https://teencanceramerica.org/)
The Who tour dates (subject to change):
May 7 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena (with Dirty Honey) May 9 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center (with Arkells) May 11 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live (with Peter Wolf) May 13 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden (with Leslie Mendelson) May 16 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena (with Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real) May 18 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center (with Reignwolf) May 21 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (with Reignwolf) May 23 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis (with The HillBenders) May 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park (with Peter Wolf) May 28 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena (with Arkells) May 30 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena (with Reignwolf) June 1 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena (with MOON VS SUN – Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk) June 6 – London, England – Wembley Stadium September 6 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center September 8 – East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre September 10 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center September 13 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park September 15 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater September 18 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena September 20 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center September 22 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena September 25 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center September 27 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center September 29 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center October 11, 13 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl October 16 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University October 19 – Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park / Home of the Seattle Mariners October 21 – Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena October 23 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place