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News: ‘The Who Hits 50!’ Anniversary Tour Dates Announced

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(US) “THE WHO HITS 50!” tour explosively kicked off in Glasgow, Scotland (11-30) to rave reviews and a set list that featured a wide range of songs from one of rock’s most legendary and defining bands. For the North American dates, the tour will include special guests: 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.

“THE WHO HITS 50!” tour will kick off its spring run April 15 in Tampa, FL and include 20 stops throughout the east before wrapping May 30 in Forest Hills, NY. The fall leg will launch September 14 in San Diego, CA and begin with west coast dates throughout the U.S. and across Canada before concluding November 4 in Philadelphia, PA. Tickets are currently on sale at www.thewho.com “THE WHO HITS 50!” tour is being presented by AEG Live. “Having Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, a great American rock band, support us on our North American dates will ensure concert-goers a full night of entertainment. I love her,” said Roger Daltrey.

“We’ve been very close friends with Joan Jett for a long time. She is the real deal. This will be a great night of rock and roll for everyone,” Pete Townshend said. “After the Runaways ended, THE WHO and Bill Curbishley stepped up, and let me use their studio, Ramport. That gave me the freedom to start my label, Blackheart Records. I’ve modeled my career and my company after their amazing organization. I’m so happy to be part of their 50th anniversary tour. No one personifies Rock and Roll Royalty more than THE WHO,” said Joan Jett.

Joan Jett is an originator, an innovator, and a visionary. As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, she’s had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics “Bad Reputation,” “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” and “Crimson and Clover.” She sits at the head of her own independent label, Blackheart Records. Jett has acted in movies and television, including 1987’s Light Of Day, and in a Tony-nominated Broadway musical, The Rocky Horror Show.

Since co-founding the Runaways, the pioneering all-girl punk quintet, at age 15, Jett’s determination and drive have kept her in the public eye. Jett was able to see her story told in The Runaways, the film which she Executive Produced based on (lead singer of The Runaways) Cherie Currie’s book Neon Angel starring Kristen Stewart as Jett, and her fellow A-lister Dakota Fanning as Currie. Jett served as an executive producer. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts released their latest record, Unvarnished, last year and continue touring the globe.

THE WHO’s 2015 North American tour dates:

2015 Tour Dates – Leg 1
Wed 4/15 – Tampa, FL | Amalie Arena
Fri 4/17 – Miami, FL | AmericanAirlines Arena
Sun 4/19 – Jacksonville, FL | Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Tue 4/21 – Raleigh, NC | PNC Arena
Thu 4/23 – Duluth, GA | The Arena at Gwinnett Center
Mon 4/27 – Austin, TX | Frank Erwin Center
Wed 4/29 – Houston, TX | Toyota Center
Sat 5/2 – Dallas, TX | American Airlines Center
Tue 5/5 – Kansas City, MO | Sprint Center
Thu 5/7 – St. Louis, MO | Scottrade Center
Sat 5/9 – Louisville, KY | KFC Yum! Arena
Mon 5/11 – Nashville, TN | Bridgestone Arena
Wed 5/13 – Chicago, IL | Allstate Arena
Fri 5/15 – Columbus, OH | Nationwide Arena
Sun 5/17 – Philadelphia, PA | Wells Fargo Center
Wed 5/20 – Uniondale, NY | Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Fri 5/22 – Atlantic City, NJ | Boardwalk Hall
Sun 5/24 – Uncasville, CT | Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino – Sun Arena
Tue 5/26 – Brooklyn, NY | Barclays Center
Sat 5/30 – Forest Hills, NY | Forest Hills Stadium

2015 Tour Dates – Leg 2
Mon 9/14 – San Diego, CA | Valley View Casino Center
Wed 9/16 – Anaheim, CA | Honda Center
**Sat 9/19 – Las Vegas, NV | Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Mon 9/21 – Los Angeles, CA | STAPLES Center
Wed 9/23 – Oakland, CA | Oracle Arena
Fri 9/25 – Portland, OR | Moda Center
Sun 9/27 – Seattle, WA | KeyArena
Tue 9/29 – Vancouver, BC | Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Thu 10/1 – Calgary, AB | Scotiabank Saddledome
Sat 10/3 – Edmonton, AB | Rexall Place
Tue 10/6 – Saskatoon, SK | SaskTel Centre
Thu 10/8 – Winnipeg, MB | MTS Centre
Sat 10/10 – Minneapolis, MN | Target Center
Tue 10/13 – Milwaukee, WI | BMO Harris Bradley Center
Thu 10/15 – Chicago, IL | United Center
Sat 10/17 – Detroit, MI | Joe Louis Arena
Mon 10/19 – Toronto, ON | Air Canada Centre
Wed 10/21 – Toronto, ON | Air Canada Centre
Fri 10/23 – Pittsburgh, PA | CONSOL Energy Center
Sun 10/25 – Newark, NJ | Prudential Center
Tue 10/27 – New York, NY | Madison Square Garden
Thu 10/29 – Boston, MA | TD Garden
Sun 11/1 – Washington, DC | Verizon Center
Wed 11/4 – Philadelphia, PA | Wells Fargo Center

**Without Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.