The Who has just announced the North American makeup dates for its ongoing "Moving On!" tour. The band, who was forced to postpone a few of its fall shows due to Roger Daltrey falling ill, have now rolled out the new symphonic dates set for Dallas on April 27th, Houston on April 30th, and Denver on May 2nd. All tickets for original dates will be honored at the new concerts.
Although it hasn't been announced, Pete Townshend recently let it slip that the Who would return this spring to play New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The set would mark the band's second appearance at the fest, having first performed there back in 2015.
The Who’s history has shown no shortage of instances where Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend have butted heads regarding the direction of the band throughout the decades. Over 55 years on, Townshend explained to us that today, he and Daltrey happily stand as equals: [“I think Roger has grown in a whole number of different ways. And one of the ways that he’s grown is, in a sense, in learning to conduct a power struggle within a band, because it’s just he and I. It’s not four people; he’s not in a corner fighting to express himself. It’s just him and me now. So, if he and I sit down to talk, if we sit to discuss music, or projects, or albums, or songs that we might do, it’s much more equal than out ever has been in the past. And I think for the both of us, that means a complete reappraisal of the way that we work together.”] SOUNDCUE (:35 OC: . . . we work together)
The Who releases its 12th studio album, titled WHO, on December 6th.