The Who Announce First Cincinnati Live performance Since 1979 Tragedy – Rolling Stone

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The Who have prolonged their Transferring On tour with the brand new slate of 2020 dates — together with the band’s return to Cincinnati for the primary time since December third, 1979, when 11 people died during a stampede outside the Who’s show.

The Who introduced their long-awaited dwell return to Cincinnati on the 40th anniversary of the tragedy, with Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend showing on Cincinnati station WCPO’s documentary The Who: The Night That Changed Rock Tuesday to speak in regards to the incident.

The Cincinnati-area live performance will happen April 23rd at Northern Kentucky College’s BB&T Area, simply seven miles south from the 1979 live performance web site Riverfront Coliseum.

“Now we are able to have a dialog about it once we return,” Townshend told the Associated Press of the Who’s return to Cincinnati. “We are going to meet folks and we’ll be there. We’ll be there. That’s what’s essential. I’m so glad that we’ve received this chance to return.”

The Who may also donate a portion of proceeds from the live performance to the P.E.M. Memorial, the group based to offer school scholarships for college kids at Finneytown Excessive College, the place a number of the 1979 victims had been college students.

Along with the Cincinnati gig, the Who additionally added a Florida present, rescheduled three beforehand postponed gigs and lined up a six-date Las Vegas residency. The band just lately launched their new album Who, the Who’s first album in 13 years.

The Who Tour Dates

April 21 – Hollywood, FL @ Laborious Rock Reside
April 23 – Highland Heights, KY @ BB&T Area Northern Kentucky College
April 27 – Dallas, TX @ American Airways Heart (Rescheduled)
April 30 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Heart (Rescheduled)
Might 2 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Heart (Rescheduled)
Might 5 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Might 7 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Might 9 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Might 12 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Might 14 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Might 16 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

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