The Who Announce 1st Cincinnati Area Show Since Tragic 1979 Concert
The Who added a batch of shows to their 2020 Moving On! Tour. Among the newly confirmed concerts is the legendary band’s first performance in the Cincinnati area since the night of their tragic concert there in 1979.
Led by Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, The Who will perform on April 23 at BB&T Arena at Northern Kentucky University just outside Cincinnati. Daltrey and Townshend confirmed the concert during an appearance on Cincinnati TV station WCPO as part of a documentary special commemorating the 40th anniversary of The Who’s concert at Riverfront Coliseum on December 3, 1979, in which 11 people died while trying to enter the venue.
A donation will be made by The Who to the P.E.M. Memorial which was founded to honor “friends and classmates that lost their lives at the December 3rd, 1979 concert, providing college scholarships for students at [Cincinnati’s] Finneytown High School.”
Additionally confirmed 2020 Moving On! Tour dates, which will feature The Who collaborating with local symphonies, include April 21 in Hollywood, Florida and a non-consecutive six-night run in Las Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace spanning from May 5 to May 16. The band will also donate $1 from each ticket to Teen Cancer America. Find ticket information here.
The Who will release a new studio album, WHO, this Friday, December 6. The new record is the band’s first since 2006’s Endless Wire.