Back to the Who Tour 51!

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Back to the Who Tour 51!
Tour by The Who
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Back to the Who Tour 51!
Start date11 June 2016
End date16 October 2016
Legs2
No. of shows9 in Europe
4 in North America
13 in total
The Who concert chronology

Back to the Who Tour 51! was a 2016 concert tour of Europe & North America by British band The Who.

Overview[edit]

The tour was announced, in part, on 3 May 2016 and is the continuity of the band's previous tour, The Who Hits 50!.[1][2][3]

The new tour included a return visit to the Isle of Wight Festival (at the Seaclose Park in Newport, England) on the opening date and ended at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on 16 October 2016 after thirteen concerts.

Tour band[edit]

The Who

  • Roger Daltrey – lead vocals, harmonica, acoustic guitar, rhythm guitar, tambourine
  • Pete Townshend – lead guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals

Backing musicians

  • John Corey – keyboards, backing vocals, percussion, bass harmonica
  • Loren Gold – keyboards, backing vocals, percussion, jaw harp
  • Pino Palladino – bass guitar
  • Frank Simes – keyboards, backing vocals, percussion, banjo, mandolin
  • Zak Starkey – drums, percussion
  • Simon Townshend – rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals

Tour dates[edit]

Source:[4][5][6][7]

The five UK dates scheduled for August / September 2016, originally billed as "Greatest Hits" shows, have been moved to 2017 to coincide with the Royal Albert Hall dates, as part of the 2017 Tommy & More tour.

Date City Country Venue Tickets sold/available Box office
Europe 2016
11 June 2016 Newport United Kingdom Isle of Wight FestivalSeaclose Park [a]
14 June 2016 Toulouse France Zénith de Toulouse
16 June 2016 Madrid Spain Caja Mágica [b]
18 June 2016 Vitoria-Gasteiz Azkena Rock Festival Grounds [c]
10 September 2016 Oberhausen Germany König Pilsener Arena
12 September 2016 Stuttgart Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
14 September 2016 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
17 September 2016 Bologna Italy Unipol Arena
19 September 2016 Milan Mediolanum Forum
North America 2016
6 October 2016 Santa Barbara United States Santa Barbara Bowl -- --
9 October 2016 Indio Empire Polo Grounds -- --
12 October 2016 Mexico City Mexico Palacio de los Deportes 17,837 / 18,423 $1,257,668
16 October 2016 Indio United States Empire Polo Grounds -- --

Cancelled shows[edit]

Source:[9][4][5][6][7]

Date City Country Venue
29 August 2016 Glasgow United Kingdom The SSE Hydro
31 August 2016 Manchester Manchester Arena
3 September 2016 Sheffield Sheffield Arena
5 September 2016 Birmingham Genting Arena
7 September 2016 Liverpool Echo Arena Liverpool

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The 11 June 2016 concert in Newport is part of the Isle of Wight Festival.[8]
  2. ^ The 16 June 2016 concert in Madrid is part of the Mad Cool Festival.
  3. ^ The 18 June 2016 concert in Vitoria-Gasteiz is part of the Azkena Rock Festival.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Back to The Who Tour 2016". The Who Official Website. 3 May 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  2. ^ "The Who Heading Back On The Road". WROR. 3 May 2016. Archived from the original on 1 July 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  3. ^ "The Who announce Back to The Who tour". List. 3 May 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  4. ^ a b "The Who 2017 - Tommy and More". axs.com. July 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  5. ^ a b "THE WHO TO PREMIERE A NEW ACOUSTIC PRESENTATION OF 'TOMMY' AT TEENAGE CANCER TRUST AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL 30 MARCH / 1 APRIL 2017". thewho.com. 27 July 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  6. ^ a b "The Who announce Back to The Who tour". List. 3 May 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  7. ^ a b "The Who are back live with Sheffield Arena date – full UK tour details here". The Star. 3 May 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  8. ^ "THE WHO TO RETURN TO THE ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL!". thewho.com. 17 March 2016. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  9. ^ "The Who are back live with Sheffield Arena date – full UK tour details here". The Star. 3 May 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2016.

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