The Who to Play Bridgestone Arena May 16

The Who Perform at Air Canada Centre, in Toronto, CA on April 27, 2016

After a massive 50th anniversary tour a few years back (and some shorter runs, festivals, and special outings in the interim), British rock legends The Who are gearing up for another major run stateside, which is set to return them to Nashville for the first time in four years, May 16 at Bridgestone Arena. More than just another celebratory tour, however, news of the group’s latest also includes the announcement of a forthcoming new album, marking their first since 2006’s Endless Wire, and only their second since the early ’80s (the band were largely split from ’83-’96, and have more or less settled into their legacy as one of the last remaining titans of ’60s and ’70s rock ever since).

Anchored by singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend (original bassist John Entwistle and, notoriously, drummer Keith Moon passed away long ago), The Who aren’t explicitly calling this a “farewell tour,” though, in a surprisingly candid recent interview with Rolling Stone, they did acknowledge that given their age, the future always remains uncertain, and they don’t plan to perform beyond a point where they don’t feel capable of properly delivering. Also of note, the band’s upcoming “Moving On!” tour will feature accompaniment each night from a local symphony (almost certainly the Nashville Symphony here), building a set with lots of tunes from Tommy and Quadrophenia, additional greatest hits, and, if Townshend has his say, some deep cuts.

Clearly a must-see show for any Who fan (or a rock and roll completist intent on seeing one of the all-time classic greats while they’re still active), tickets are available beginning Friday, Jan. 18 at 12 p.m. CST right here (or snag ’em a day early using pre-sale code ‘CELEBRATE’).

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May 7 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
May 9 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center
May 11 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
May 13 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
May 16 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
May 18 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortage Music Cente
May 21 – Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
May 23 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
May 25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park
May 28 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
May 30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
June 1 – Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
Sept 6 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Sept 8 – Alpine Valley, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Sept 10 -Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
Sept 13 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
Sept 15 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Sept 18 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
Sept 20 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
Sept 22 -Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
Sept 25 -Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Sept 27 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Sept 29 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Oct 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Oct 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Oct 16 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
Oct 19 – Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park
Oct 21 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Oct 23 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place

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