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THE STORY OF THE WHO

 
1944
1 March – Roger Harry Daltrey born in Shepherds Bush, London. 

9 October – John Alec Entwistle born in Chiswick, London. 

1945
19 May – – Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend born in Chiswick, London. His father, Cliff, is a professional saxophonist and his mother, Betty, is a singer. 

1946
23 August – Keith John Moon born in Wembley, Middlesex. 

1959
Pete and John form The Confederates, a trad jazz outfit, while at Acton County School. Pete plays the banjo and John the French horn. Roger attends the same school, a year ahead of them. 

1961
In September, Pete enrolls at Ealing Art School; art college being the classic training ground for British rock stars of the Sixties, while John works for the Acton tax office. Roger becomes a sheet metal worker, building his own guitars. His group, The Detours, originally a skiffle group, formed at Acton County School recruits John on bass guitar. 

1962
Pete is added on guitar at John’s suggestion. Behind the drums is Doug Sandom and Colin Dawson is the up-front vocalist. 
Keith, unknown to Pete, Roger and John at this point, starts the first of what he estimates to have been “23 jobs in two years”. He also plays drums with the group, Mark Twain and The Strangers. 

1963
After Colin Dawson is kicked out by Roger who takes over the lead vocal spot from fill-in vocalist Gabby Connolly, The Detours become a hard working semi-pro rock’n’roll/R&B quartet on the west London circuit of pubs, clubs and ballrooms. 

1964
In February, The Detours change their name to The Who at the suggestion of Pete’s art school friend Richard Barnes. The Who acquire the managerial services of Helmut Gorden, a doorknob manufacturer from Shepherd’s Bush. 
In April, after an impromptu audition at the Oldfield Hotel in Greenford, west London, Keith Moon, who had been drumming for the past year in local Wembley group, Clyde Burns and The Beachcombers, joins The Who. The group had been using a session drummer Dave Golding following the departure of Doug Sandom. 

That same month, mod fanatic Peter Meaden becomes the groups’ publicist, changes their name to The High Numbers and moulds them into a mod band. 

3 July – ‘I’m The Face/’Zoot Suit’ by The High Numbers is released by Fontana Records. It fails to chart. 

August – Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp oust Meaden as The High Numbers’ management after Lambert sees them performing at the Railway Hotel, Harrow, the previous month. 

August – September – The High Numbers are bottom of the bill during a series of Sunday concerts throughout Britain, promoted by Arthur Howes. On the bill in Blackpool on 16 August are The Kinks and headliners, The Beatles. The High Numbers also make their TV début on BBC-TV’s The Beat Room, broadcast 24 August. 

circa September – Pete smashes his first guitar – by accident – at the Railway Hotel in Harrow. In his frustration he deliberately reduces it to splinters, thereby igniting the most exciting live act pop has ever seen. A week later at the same venue, Keith smashes his drum-kit to demonstrate solidarity. 

October – The group audition for EMI Records at Abbey Road Studios. The company request more original material which spurs Lambert and Stamp in to persuading Pete to write. The group end up signing with independent producer Shel Talmy’s recording company, Orbit Music. 

November – The High Numbers become The Who again. 

24 November– The group start a 16 week residency at London’s Marquee Club. The shows soon become sell-outs, but the equipment smashing takes its toll on the group’s finances. 

1965
15 January – ‘I Can’t Explain’, produced by Shel Talmy, is released on Brunswick in the UK. After a struggle it reaches number eight in the UK charts. 

29 January – The Who appear on the classic British TV show Ready Steady Go! for the first time. 

2 April – The Who’s first BBC radio session on The Joe Loss Pop Show. 

21 May – ‘Anyway Anyhow Anywhere’ is released on Brunswick. With its uncontrolled feedback, it is a deliberate attempt to translate the group’s stage show to record. The Who promote it on the TV show Ready Steady Go! which later adopts it as their theme tune for a spell. The record reaches number 10 in the charts. 

6 August – The Who play the Richmond Jazz Festival. 

September – October – The Who tour Holland and Scandinavia for the first time. Roger is fired from the band by the other three for his dictatorial attitude. It will not be the first time that tensions within The Who, principally between Pete and Roger, cause disruption of group activities. 

29 October – ‘My Generation’ released and reaches number two in the UK, the nearest – along with ‘I’m A Boy’ in 1966 – The Who will ever get to the top spot in the British charts. Roger is quickly reinstated, and for the time being he adopts a more conciliatory attitude. 

December – The Who’s first LP My Generation is released. It reaches number five in the UK LP charts. 

1966
January 5 – Pete admits drug use on the BBC TV show. A Whole Scene Going 

January – The Who are seen on US TV in a pre-recorded segment from London playing ‘I Can’t Explain’ and ‘My Generation’, on the last edition of Shindig! 

4 March – The first of three versions of ‘Substitute’ is released. The song eventually reaches number five in the charts but Shel Talmy and The Who end up fighting in court over Talmy’s right to produce the group. Although ousted as the band’s producer, Talmy is awarded a substantial royalty on The Who’s recordings for the next five years, a crucial factor in the way The Who’s career will develop since in order to sustain themselves The Who must play live virtually all the time. Practice makes them perfect. 

19 March – Keith marries model Kim Kerrigan. 

April – UK concert tour. 

May 1– The Who appear at the NME Poll Winners Concert which is televised. 

May – Irish tour followed by Scandinavian tour. 

28 August – ‘I’m A Boy’, produced by Kit Lambert, released on Reaction. It reaches number two. 

October – Third Scandinavian tour. 

9 December – A Quick One, The Who’s second album, is released, reaching number four in the UK LP charts. It contains songs by all four members of the group and features Pete’s first ‘mini-opera’. ‘Happy Jack’ reaches number three in the UK charts. 

1967
29 January – The Who perform two shows before London’s rock cognoscenti at London’s Savile Theatre. Support act is the Jimi Hendrix Experience. 

25 March – The Who make their US début at Murray The K’s shows at the Brooklyn Fox Theatre, playing for ten consecutive days. ‘Happy Jack’ becomes their first US chart single, reaching number 24. 

21 April – ‘Pictures Of Lily’ is released on Lambert and Stamp’s newly formed Track Records label. It reaches number four. 

April – May – Scandinavian tour. 

June 18 – The Who’s US concert schedule includes a definitive – and timely – performance at the Monterey Festival in California. On the return flight home Pete experiences a deeply unpleasant drug trip – and vows never to touch psychedelics again. As a result, Pete becomes attracted by the teachings of Meher Baba, an Indian Perfect Spiritual Master, which will profoundly influence his life and writing. 

23 June – John marries childhood sweetheart Alison Wise. 

July-September – The Who support Herman’s Hermits on the Who’s first lengthy US tour. 

23 August – Keith’s 21st birthday celebrations end in chaos at the Holiday Inn, Flint, Michigan. 

18 September – ‘I Can See For Miles’ released in the US. It reaches number nine – the Who’s highest single chart placing In America – and 10 in the UK – a big disappointment for Pete. “To me that was the ultimate Who record yet it didn’t sell,” said Pete at the time. “I spat on the British record buyer.” 

October-November – UK tour followed by brief US visit. The Who Sell Out, their third LP, released. It reaches number 13 in the UK LP charts. It fails to chart in the US. 

1968
January – Accompanied by The Small Faces, The Who tour Australia and New Zealand. After a run-in with officialdom Pete vows never to return. 

February-April – The Who undertake their first headlining US tour. 

20 May – Pete marries long time girlfriend Karen Astley, daughter of classical arranger Edwin ‘Ted’ Astley. 

14 June –’Dogs’ is released and becomes the Who’s first serious flop on the singles chart. Their chart aspirations – and their finances – reach a low ebb. Only their growing reputation as a live band in America keeps them afloat financially, and under a constant ‘play live or die’ threat they become a top live attraction. 

June-August – Back to the US for another headlining tour, during which Pete talks about his deaf, dumb and blind boy concept for the first time. 

August 2 – The Who play at the New York Singer Bowl with The Doors. 

September – In the US, MCA release Magic Bus, The Who On Tour, a poorly conceived compilation album which becomes their first US Top 40 LP chart entry, reaching number 39. 

September – December – The Who start recording Tommy at IBC Studios in London. 

20 November – At Liverpool’s Empire Theatre, at the conclusion of a short UK package tour, Keith and Small Faces drummer Kenney Jones play together on ‘Magic Bus’, The Who’s encore. 

1969
January/February – The Who continue recording Tommy at IBC Studios. 

7 March – ‘Pinball Wizard’ is released. It reaches number four in the UK and number five in the US. 

1 May – Critics rave over Tommy after it is previewed live before the UK press at Ronnie Scott’s Club in London. 

23 May – ‘Tommy’ LP released in UK. It reaches number four in the US, staying on the charts for 47 weeks, and number two in the UK. 

May – June – The Who play Tommy to ecstatic audiences across America. Its success turns the group’s finances around within a year and almost overnight they become, along with The Rolling Stones, the UK’s hottest live rock ticket. 

June – ‘Something In The Air’, by Thunderclap Newman, produced by Pete, reaches number one in the UK charts. 

July 5 – The Who close out a week of Pop Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London. 

17 August – The Who perform at Woodstock. “Fucking awful,” is Pete’s retrospective opinion, but their performance seals their reputation as a legendary rock band. 

30 August – Back in the UK, The Who appear at the 2nd Isle Of Wight Festival. 

October – November – Back to America for a lap of honour. 

14 December – The Who’s tour of European Opera Houses opens at the London Coliseum. 

1970
4 January – Keith’s chauffeur is killed in a tragic accident as the drummer arrives to open a discotheque at Hatfield, north of London. 

20 March – ‘The Seeker’ released. It reaches number 19 in the UK charts. 

May – Live At Leeds released in a plain buff sleeve as an antidote to the elaborate packaging of Tommy. Still widely regarded as one of the finest ever live rock albums, it reaches number three in the UK and number four in the US. 

7 June – The Who play two shows of ‘Tommy’ at the New York Metropolitan Opera House. The long US tour that follows visits sports arenas for the first time. 

29 August – The Who appear at the third and final Isle Of Wight Festival. 

September – European tour 

October – UK tour with The James Gang. 

December 20 – The Who perform Tommy in its entirety for the final time (apart from the reunion tour of 1989) at London’s Roundhouse, dedicating it to their support act, a newcomer called Elton John. 

1971
January – March – The Who appear intermittently at London’s Young Vic Theatre during preparations for Pete’s aborted Lifehouse project. 

March – The Who record the Lifehouse songs in New York with Kit Lambert, but the sessions are abandoned, along with the Lifehouse concept. Deeply frustrated, desperately overworked and at odds with Lambert, Pete suffers his first nervous breakdown. 

April 26 – Final Lifehouse concert which is recorded on the Rolling Stones Mobile and later released (in part) on the Deluxe Edition of Who’s Next in 2001. 

May – June – The Who re-record most of the Lifehouse songs at Olympic Studios in Barnes with Glyn Johns producing. The songs will now make up an album to be titled Who’s Next and at seven unpublicised UK college gigs The Who preview material from the forthcoming LP. 

25 June – ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ released. It reaches number nine in the UK charts and number 10 in the US. 

19 July – Roger marries Heather Taylor. 

August – ‘Who’s Next’ released to rave reviews. It becomes the only Who album ever to reach number one in the UK, but stalls at four in the US. Despite the circumstances under which it was recorded, ‘Who’s Next’ is now widely regarded as one of the greatest rock albums ever made. 

29 July – The Who open their biggest US tour to date with two shows at the New York Forest Hills Tennis stadium. With no little justification, they are now unofficially dubbed ‘The World’s Greatest Live Rock’n’Roll Band’. 

18 September – 35,000 fans turn out to see The Who top the bill at a day long Bangla Desh benefit show at the Kennington Oval Cricket Ground in London. 

October – The Who tour the UK. 

4-6 November – The Who play three nights at the newly opened London Rainbow Theatre in Finsbury Park. 

November – December – Yet another long US arena tour. 

1972
January-February – Pete makes a pilgrimage to the tomb of Meher Baba in India. 

16 June – ‘Join Together’ released. It reaches number nine in the UK charts and number seventeen in the US. 

11 August – 16-date European tour opens in Frankfurt, The Who’s only live appearances of the year and their last until October 1973. 

9 September – The Who perform in Paris at the Fete de l’Humanite before 400,000 people, their biggest ever audience. 

25 November – ‘Relay’, the third Who single in succession not to have been lifted from an album released in the US. It reaches number 21 in the UK and 39 in America. 

December – Lou Reizner’s orchestral production of Tommy released. Members of The Who join an all star cast for a live performance of Lou Reizner’s orchestral Tommy production at the Rainbow Theatre in London. 

1973
13 January – Pete masterminds Eric Clapton’s return to public performance with two shows at the Rainbow Theatre, London. 

May – June – The Who record Quadrophenia at their own Ramport Studios in London. 

5 October – ’5.15′ released. It reaches number 20 in the UK. 

October/November – A ten date tour introduces Quadrophenia to UK audiences. The Who perform with extensive backing tapes which do not always function properly. 

27 October – Quadrophenia LP released in America. 

20 November – Keith collapses during the opening concert of US tour in San Francisco. A member of the audience, Scott Halpin, takes over. 

3 December – The Who and entourage spend seven hours in jail after wrecking a Montreal hotel suite. 

18-23 December – The Who perform four London shows at the Edmonton Sundown. 

1974
February – A seven date French tour, after which the troublesome Quadrophenia tapes are packed away for good. The work is not performed again in its entirety until 1996. 

22 April – Filming of Tommy begins. The onerous task of producing the complex, synthesizer dominated soundtrack drives Pete to another nervous breakdown. 

18 May – The Who play at Charlton football ground, south east London. 

10-14 June – The Who play four less than satisfactory shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden which lead to Pete’s decision not to tour again in the foreseeable future. They do not perform live again until October 1975. 

4 October – Odds And Sods, a collection of mostly previously unavailable Who tracks, is released. 

1975
18 March – The Tommy film premieres in New York. 

April – June – The Who regroup at the Shepperton Sound Studios to record tracks for their next album, The Who By Numbers. 

3 October – The Who By Numbers released. 

October 3-24 – The group return to the live stage with an 11 date UK tour, followed by dates in Europe. 

November – The Who start a 20-date US tour through to December. It is a brilliant return to form. 

22 November – ‘Squeeze Box’ released as a single in US. It reaches number 10 in both the UK and US. 

21-23 December – Three shows at London’s Hammersmith Odeon. 

1976
January – Pete returns to India on a Meher Baba sabbatical. 

February 27 – Four date European tour. 

March – The start of a 14 date US tour. 

March 9 – Keith collapses during the Who’s US tour opening concert at Boston Garden Arena. The show is abandoned and put back to 1 April. 

31 May – ‘The Who Put The Boot In’, The Who’s second concert at Charlton football ground earns them an entry in the Guinness Book of Records as the ‘world’s loudest pop group’, with a 120-decibel reading at 50 metres. 

August – Four date US tour of outdoor stadiums. 

October – Ten date US and Canadian tour. The closing date, Toronto Maple Leaf Gardens on October 21, is the last occasion when Keith will play drums for The Who before a paying audience. 

1977
15 December – The Who play one show at Kilburn State Theatre which is filmed for their bio-pic The Kids Are Alright. 

1978
25 May – The Who perform their last show with Keith before an invited audience at Shepperton Studios. It is filmed for inclusion in The Kids Are Alright. 

14 July – ‘Who Are You’ single released. It reaches number 18 in the UK charts and number 14 in the US. 

30 July – Former Who publicist Peter Meaden found dead. 

1 August – Who fans ‘Irish’ Jack Lyon, Steve Margo and Peter Johns organise a Who memorabilia exhibition at the ICA in The Mall, London. 

18 August – Who Are You LP released in the UK. 

7 September – Keith dies in his rented Mayfair flat from an accidental overdose of pills he had been taking to combat alcoholism. An open verdict is recorded. The rock world mourns one of its favourite sons. 

8 September – The Who vow to continue. 

30 September – Production on the film Quadrophenia commences. 

1979
January – It is announced that ex-Faces drummer Kenney Jones will replace Keith Moon as The Who’s drummer. 

2 May – The Who return to the stage at London’s Rainbow with Kenney Jones and John ‘Rabbit’ Bundrick on keyboards. 

24 June – The Kids Are Alright LP and film released. 

16 August – The film of Quadrophenia is released. 

18 August – The Who headline their own show at Wembley Stadium, their biggest ever UK appearance. 

September 13-18 – The Who play five straight nights at New York’s Madison Square Garden. 

30 November – The start of a US tour for the new look Who. 

3 December – Eleven fans die at Cincinnati’s Riverfront Coliseum during a fan stampede when the doors are opened before a Who concert. 

28 December – The Who appear at Hammersmith Odeon during the Concerts for Kampuchea. 

1980
March – European tour 

April – July – The Who undertake a US and Canadian tour at staggered intervals. 

1981
January-March – The Who undertake their longest ever UK tour. 

5 March – The Who make a rare appearance on Top Of The Pops to promote their new single ‘You better You Bet’ which reaches number nine in the UK and number 10 in the US. 

6 March – Face Dances, The Who’s first LP without Keith Moon, released in UK. 

28 March – The Who’s concert at Essen Grughalle is televised throughout Europe. 

7 April – Kit Lambert, The Who’s original co-manager, dies at his London home. 

1982
4 September – The Who’s final studio LP for 24 years, It’s Hard, released. 

10 &11 September – The Who play their last full concerts in the UK for eight years at Birmingham National Exhibition Centre. 

22 September – The Who start their ‘farewell’ tour of the US. It includes two shows at Shea Stadium in New York on 12 & 13 October and ends in Toronto on 17 December. 

1985
13 July – The Who reform to perform alongside a host of other top names at Live Aid at Wembley Stadium. 

1988
8 February – The group reforms to receive a BPI Lifetime Achievement award during a live TV broadcast from London’s Royal Albert Hall. They perform live but are faded out in mid-number because the show overruns. This is the last time Kenney Jones will perform with The Who. 

1989
The Who reform for a 25th anniversary tour, performing 43 dates throughout the USA starting 21 June, and continuing through July, August and September. Pete, Roger and John are augmented by numerous extra musicians and the dates include special performances of Tommy in New York and Los Angeles with guest artists. 

6 October – The Who bring the same show to the UK for 10 shows including two special Tommy shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 31 October and 2 November, also with guest artists. 

1993
March – A musical production of Tommy opens to wild acclaim on Broadway in New York. Pete, as musical director, accepts numerous awards with laconic pride. 

1994
March – The Who release their box set, Thirty Years of Maximum R&B. Q magazine in the UK describe it as the best box set ever assembled by any artist. 

1995
February – Live At Leeds, remixed, remastered and containing extra tracks, becomes the first Who back catalogue LP to be re-released as a Deluxe Edition. 

June – Deluxe remastered editions of A Quick One and The Who Sell Out are released. 

September – Roger and John perform together with extra musicians during the first UK Who Fan Convention in Shepherd’s Bush, London. 

November – Who’s Next is reissued as a remastered edition with extra tracks. 

1996
March – Tommy opens as a stage production in London. Pete and Roger are photographed together at the opening night party. A Deluxe remastered edition of the Who’s original Tommy LP is released. 

29 June – Pete, Roger and John reunite with extra musicians to perform Quadrophenia at an open air show in London’s Hyde Park. Also featuring Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan, the event is in aid of The Prince’s Trust charity. A remastered edition of The Who’s original Quadrophenia LP is released. 

16 – 22 July – The Who perform the Quadrophenia show for consecutive nights at New York’s Madison Square Garden. 

13 October – The Quadrophenia show hits the road in America, visiting 21 American and Canadian cities over a six week period. The Who By Numbers and Who Are You reissued as remastered Deluxe editions with extra tracks and 24 page booklets. 

6-7 December – Pete, Roger and John, together with the extra musicians, perform Quadrophenia before sell out audiences at London’s Earls Court Arena and at the Nynex Arena in Manchester on 11 December. 

1997
April/May – The Quadrophenia tour visits 13 cities in continental Europe with the final show being held on 18 May at Wembley Arena, London. 

July/August – The Quadrophenia tour visits 20 US cities. 

1999
October/November – The Who perform five US concerts, including a charity event at the House of Blues in Chicago. 

December 22 & 23 – Two shows at the Shepherds Bush Empire, London. 

2000 June/July/August/September/October – A two-leg US tour, the second of which climaxes with four shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden. 

October/November – An 11-date British tour winds up at London’s Royal Albert Hall on November 27 with an all-star Teenage Cancer Trust charity gig featuring Nigel Kennedy, Paul Weller, Eddie Vedder, Bryan Adams, Noel Gallagher and Kelly Jones alongside The Who. 

2001
October 20 – The Who perform a four song set at the Concert For New York in aid of victims of the September 11 Twin Towers atrocity. 

2002
January/February – The Who play five UK dates including two charity gigs at the Royal Albert Hall. 

June 27 – On the eve of the Who’s US tour, John Entwistle dies from a heart attack in his hotel room in Las Vegas. Two shows are immediately cancelled. 

July 1 – Despite John’s death The Who elect to continue with the remainder of their tour, opening at the Hollywood Bowl with Pino Palladino on bass alongside Roger, Peter, Zak Starkey on drums, John Bundrick on keyboards and Simon Townshend, Pete’s younger brother, on second guitar. 

July/August/September – The six-piece Who undertake a further 26 US concerts. 

2004
March – The Who play three shows at London’s Forum and one at London’s RAH, their first UK concerts with Pino Palladino on bass. 

May – Four US concerts 

June – The Who play the Isle of Wight Festival. 

July – During a tour of the Pacific Rim, the Who perform in Japan for the first time in their career, followed by shows in Australia, Hawaii and California. 

2005
June – Pete and Roger perform together in New York. 

July – The Who perform two songs, ‘Who Are You’ and ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’, at the Live8 concert in London’s Hyde Park. 

2006
June 7 – The Who perform at Knebworth 

June 17 – The Who return to Leeds University to play a concert in the Refectory, the same venue they performed on February 14, 1970, at which the legendary Live At Leeds LP was recorded. Pete and Roger unveil a plaque in the group’s honour. 

June/July – The Who perform a series of concert throughout the UK and continental Europe, several of them at major outdoor festivals. 

September/October – The Who perform 18 concerts throughout the US and Canada including two at New York’s Madison Square Garden. 

October – Endless Wire, the first album of new material to be released by the Who since It’s Hard in 1982, is released. It was recorded at Pete Townshend’s home studio and Eel Pie Oceanic between autumn 2002 and summer 2006. 

November – A 20-city US and Canadian tour opens with two concerts at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. 

2007
February/March – Fifteen city North American tour. 

March 31 – Teenage Cancer Trust show at London’s Royal Albert Hall 

June/July – A European tour of festivals and arena concerts includes the Who’s first appearance at the UK’s Glastonbury Festival on June 24. The Who headline on the Sunday evening, the traditional spot for legendary bands, but the torrential rain which pours down during their set fails to dampen the crowd’s enthusiasm. 

July 9 – The Who perform in Helsinki. 

October 8 – In honour of the 60th anniversary of the VW bus, The Who perform in Hanover to 40,000 VW owners. The set includes ‘Magic Bus’. 

November 5 – Premiere of the movie (2 x DVD set) ‘Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who’ and the launch of The Who’s first official website: www.thewho.com 

December 19 – Roger Daltrey makes a surprise appearance in NY with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the Nassau Coliseum and Izod Arena, performing ‘Behind Blue Eyes’, ‘Pinball Wizard’ and ‘See me/Feel me/Listen to you’.

2008
April 14
The Who play a rare acoustic set to close Teenage Cancer Trust week at the Royal Albert Hall, London. 

May 24
Pete Townshend scoops 3 BMI Awards for his music for the CSI TV series.

July 12
Love Reigns o’er the Pauley Pavilion on the campus of UCLA as the great and the good, the young and the not so young come together to the VH1 Rock Honors Tribute 2008, celebrating only one band this year – The Who. The Foo Fighters, Flaming Lips and Incubus give stellar performances of the great canon of Pete Townshend’s work, spanning 40 years. But it’s Pearl Jam who steal the first part of the show with their impassioned performances of “Love Reign O’er Me” and “The Real Me”. The second part of the show features an impassioned performance of The Who themselves.

October – December: The Who play the following dates:

USA
Oct 21 Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit
Oct 22 Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario
Oct 24 TD Banknorth Garden, Boston
Oct 26 Wachovia Center, Philadelphia 
Oct 28 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT 
Oct 29 Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ 
Oct 31 The Borgata, Atlantic City 
Nov 3 Verizon Center, Washington, DC 
Nov 8, 9 Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles

Japan Nov 13 Osaka Castle Hall, Osaka,
Nov 14 Yokohama Arena, Yokohama
Nov 16 Saitama Super Arena, Saitama
Nov 17, 19 Budokan, Tokyo

London, UK
Dec 14, 15, 17 indig02

2009

The Who kick off 2009 by touring New Zealand and Australia – their first full tour ‘down under’ for over 40 years. 

March 21 AUCKLAND North Harbour Stadium
March 24 BRISBANE Entertainment Centre
March 26 ADELAIDE Entertainment Centre
March 29 MELBOURNE 2009 Australian GrandPrix
March 31 SYDNEY Acer Arena 
April 4 PERTH Members Equity Stadium