The Who Announce Massive UK Orchestral Tour

It's their first UK tour in six years...

UK rock legends The Who have confirmed plans for a massive orchestral tour.

The new dates represent the band’s first UK tour in six years, and feature a plethora of highlights. The set will span their 60 year career in full, ranging from those early pop art singles through leviathan works such as ‘Tommy’ and ‘Quadrophenia’.

The Who’s 2019 album ‘WHO’ will also be represented, with the band performing alongside a full-scale orchestra.

Singer Roger Daltrey comments…

“Having not toured the UK for six years it’s great that at this time of our careers we have the chance to go to places that are not on the usual touring map – Edinburgh Castle and Derby – as well as the other cities across the country that we haven’t been to for decades will make this very special for me. This opportunity will give our UK Who fans the chance to hear our current show which with the addition of an orchestra takes our music to new heights.”

For his part, guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend adds: “Roger initially christened this tour with an orchestra ‘Moving On!’ I love it. It is what both of us want to do. Move on with new music classic Who music all performed in new and exciting ways. Taking risks nothing to lose. I’m really looking forward to bringing this show to the UK.”

The tour dates include two nights at Edinburgh Castle – their first show in the Scottish city for over 40 years. The Who hit Derby’s The Incora County Ground on July 14th, which represents their first concert in the city since 1966.

Alongside this, The Who will release new concert album ‘The Who With Orchestra Live At Wembley’ on March 31st – order it online.

Tickets go on sale from 10am on February 3rd. 

Catch The Who at the following shows:

6 Hull Sewell Group Craven Park*
8 Edinburgh Castle
9 Edinburgh Castle
12 London The O2
14 Derby The Incora County Ground*
16 Bristol Badminton Estate*
19 Durham Seat Unique Riverside*
21 St Helens Totally Wicked Stadium*
23 Brighton The 1st Central County Ground*

  • support from UB40’s Ali Campbell
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