Friday, October 10, 2014

The Who start 2015 tour in Tampa

   Get ready for a lot of dumb jokes about that "I hope I die before I get old" line from "My Generation."
   The Who, one of the biggest and best rock bands of all time, have just announced their 50th anniversary tour. And it's starting in Tampa.

   It's still six months away, though. The show at the Amalie Arena is set for April 15.
The Who at the 2010 Super Bowl
   The Who's website indicates that the tour -- called "The Who Hits 50!" -- will include lots of hits from their entire career, plus a lot of album cuts. So it's not going to be like the 'Quadrophenia' concerts the band did last year.
   Roger Daltrey has called the tour "The beginning of a long goodbye."
   Of course, both members of the Who's phenomenal rhythm section -- bassist John Entwistle and drummer Keith Moon -- are in rock 'n' roll heaven. So the Who is down to just singer Daltrey and guitarist/songwriter Pete Townshend. No word yet on who will join them onstage.
  Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17. Prices range from $53.10 or $158.35. Call 
813-301-2500 or go to If you have a Citi card you can get tickets earlier, at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 13, through
   Here's the entire itinerary for the first leg of the tour. A second leg starts in September but doesn't come anywhere near here.
April 15: Tampa
April 17: Miami
April 19: Jacksonville
April 21: Raleigh, NC
April 23: Duluth, GA
April 27: Austin, TX
April 29: Houston, TX
May 2: Dallas, TX
May 5: Kansas City, MO
May 7: St. Louis, MO
May 9: Louisville, KY 
May 11: Nashville, TN
May 13: Chicago, IL 
May 15: Columbus, OH 
May 17: Philadelphia, PA 
May 20: Uniondale, NY 
May 22:Atlantic City, NJ
May 24: Uncasville, CT
May 26: Brooklyn, NY 
May 30: Forest Hills, NY 

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