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 in the midst of yet another major run stateside, which is set to return them to Nashville for the first time in four years tonight, May 16 at Bridgestone Arena. More than just another celebratory tour, however, the tour also comes ahead 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, tour, dubbed “Moving On!,” will feature symphonic accompaniment (we guessed the Nashville Symphony might join, though we haven’t seen that officially announced), building a set with lots of tunes from Tommy and Quadrophenia, additional greatest hits, and, if Townshend had 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), a variety tickets for the show, which features support from breakout rockers Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, are still available right here! While we don’t normally promote ticket reselling, you also may want to scope out StubHub or Ticketmaster’s verified resale program for some unbelievable cheap seats right now as well.
The Who and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real will perform tonight, May 16 at Bridgestone Arena. The show is all ages, begins at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are available to purchase for $35-199.