By JOHN DALY
The Who has announced support acts for their Moving On! Tour that kicks off summer dates May 7. In October, the legendary UK musicians play Los Angeles, with two nights at The Hollywood Bowl, and San Diego, with one night at the Viejas Arena.
Support for the trek include musicians whose talents span rock, country and bluegrass to audiences on the first leg of the tour. Confirmed are rockers Dirty Honey, Arkells and Reignwolf; blues-rock icon Peter Wolf; country band Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real; soulful singer-songwriter Leslie Mendelson; the bluegrass group The HillBenders and the Canadian indie-pop duo Moon vs. Sun.
The Who’s dynamic frontman Roger Daltrey and guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend will pair with local symphony orchestras each night. Produced by Live Nation, The Who’s North American Moving On! Tour will hit 29 cities.
The kickoff date is May 7 in Grand Rapids, Mich., with the band wrapping up the first leg of the tour June 1 in Toronto, Ontario. Fall dates will launch on Sept. 6 in St. Paul, Minn., and conclude on Oct. 23 in Edmonton, Alberta.
The Who will also be releasing their first album in 13 years later this year. On stage, the line-up will be rounded out by familiar Who players featuring guitarist-backup singer Simon Townshend, keyboardist Loren Gold, bassist Jon Button and drummer Zak Starkey.
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 US and Canada customers but is not for tickets purchased through the secondary ticket market.
2019 North American Tour Dates
May 7 / Van Andel Arena / Grand Rapids, MI SPECIAL GUEST: Dirty Honey
May 9 / KeyBank Center / Buffalo, NY SPECIAL GUEST: Arkells
May 11 / Jiffy Lube Live / Bristow, VA SPECIAL GUEST: Peter Wolf
May 13 / Madison Square Garden / New York, NY SPECIAL GUEST: Leslie Mendelson
May 16 / Bridgestone Arena / Nashville, TN SPECIAL GUEST: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
May 18 / Ruoff Home Mortage Music Center / Noblesville, IN SPECIAL GUEST: Reignwolf
May 21 / Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre / Chicago, IL SPECIAL GUEST: Reignwolf
May 23 / Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis / Maryland Heights, MO SPECIAL GUEST: The HillBenders
May 25 / Citizens Bank Park / Philadelphia, PA SPECIAL GUEST: Peter Wolf
May 28 / Little Caesars Arena / Detroit, MI SPECIAL GUEST: Arkells
May 30 / PPG Paints Arena / Pittsburgh, PA SPECIAL GUEST: Reignwolf
June 1 / Scotiabank Arena / Toronto, ON SPECIAL GUEST: MOON VS SUN (Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk)
Sept 6 / Xcel Energy Center / St. Paul, MN
Sept 8 / Alpine Valley Music Theatre / Alpine Valley, WI
Sept 10 / Blossom Music Center / Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Sept 13 / Fenway Park / Boston, MA
Sept 15 / Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater / Wantagh, NY
Sept 18 / State Farm Arena / Atlanta, GA
Sept 20 / BB&T Center / Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Sept 22 / Amalie Arena / Tampa, FL
Sept 25 / Toyota Center / Houston, TX
Sept 27 / American Airlines Center / Dallas, TX
Sept 29 / Pepsi Center / Denver, CO
Oct 11 / Hollywood Bowl / Los Angeles, CA
Oct 13 / Hollywood Bowl / Los Angeles, CA
Oct 16 / Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University / San Diego, CA
Oct 19 / T-Mobile Park / Home of the Seattle Mariners / Seattle, WA
Oct 21 / Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena / Vancouver, BC
Oct 23 / Rogers Place / Edmonton, AB