The Who postponed North American Tour 2015

The WHo confirmed that they are postponing all remaining dates on their “THE WHO HITS 50!” North American tour. They had initially postponed FOUR shows on doctors orders after Roger Daltrey contracted a mystery virus. Initially it was hoped that the rest of the tour might proceed, but after extensive tests the seriousness of his condition became apparent when doctors diagnosed Roger as having viral Meningitis and prescribed a period of rest. The band apologize to fans and realize that the postponement will cause an inconvenience for ticketholders. It wasn’t a decision taken lightly–THE WHO always give their fans 100% and were never going to compromise the show, but ultimately the band had no alternative but to postpone the tour. Infos at www.thewho.com.

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The Who postpone four shows on Fall 2015 Tour

HE WHO have postponed four shows of their fall “THE WHO HITS 50!” North American tour to allow lead singer Roger Daltrey proper time to recover from a virus he contracted. Based on doctor’s orders, the first four dates of the tour launch–September 14 at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, September 16 at Honda Center in Anaheim, September 19 at Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and September 21 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles–have been postponed. The band regrettably has cancelled their September 18 performance at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. “THE WHO HITS 50!” tour will resume September 24 at Moda Center in Portland, OR. Details on the rescheduled dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Thetford 1964?

Stuart asks about a show in Thetford in 1964:

I was a bouncer at a Who gig in Thetford, UK, probably around 1964. I was actually a “spotter” and stood on stage the whole night! That gig isn’t listed at all. Maybe you can find out a bit more about it? Cheers

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Opening act ‘Toronto – December 1975?

Miss D. asks for the opening act in Toronto 1975.

Curious: would you happen to know the opening act of their Toronto December 75 show? Jimmy Cliff? Or, do you know of any other website that also makes note of their opening acts? Many thanks.

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New feature: Song list

I’m testing a new feature: Now you can check all the songs The Who played on a tour. Check the list for 2015: Songlist 2015. This feature is in beta status.

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Missing Entwistle show in 1987

Richard asks about a date of John Entwistle in 1987, which is not listed in the Concert Guide:

I saw John Entwhistle band in Columbia< South Carolina in a now closed venue. It was most likely the year 1987. I have heard a recording of a show from that year in dc and it matches what I sorta remember. Anyway-does anyone else recall the date of this show? The venue was a large club next to the Township auditorium near downtown Columbia. thank you. Cheers

Known dates of John Entwistle in 1987: John Entwistle tour dates 1987

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The Who postpones and cancel European shows

Seems, that The Who have bigger things to do: The band decided to play Glastonbury and cancelled and postponed sold out shows in Paris and Amsterdam. The new dates: 28.06.2015: Glastonbury; 30.06.2015: Paris; 02.07.2015: Amsterdam.

I agree with Eric Champarnaud: “To cancel an engagement for another engagement is extremely shitty. Unless there is a good reason we don’t know about? Now is the time to tell us. Why is Glasto taking precedence over the scheduled dates? Why is it a priority? Is it money? Is it exposure? Is it something else? What makes the Glastonbury audience more deserving? Rescheduling two sold-out shows into one show this late in the game is saying to the fans: “We don’t give a fuck about you”. Personally? No skin off my back. I’m a sucker, I’ll go the make-up show. No problem. But how about the potentially thousands of fans who had made plans? Travel, hotel, babysitter, etc… How will they be compensated? Is that how a working band operates? Is this the legacy you want to leave behind, on your 50th anniversary? Will Paris be treated to a lackluster make-up gig because you gave your all to the people of Glastonbury? And what if the people who come to the make-up show decide to show you how they feel about being shat on? I know I speak for a lot of fellow fans when I say this display of unprofessional carelessness is disappointing and hurtful, and we didn’t think this band in particular was capable of it. Someone, preferably Pete or Rog, please clear the air and tell us exactly who took that decision and why?” (Facebook The Who Fan Page)

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Live Recordings 1981

Here’s a list of live-recordings from the Face Dances Tour 1981. Any adds are welcome. Most of them can be found on Dime.

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Roger attends Rock’n Roll Fantasy Camp 2014

Rock'n Roll Fantasy Camp 2014CONNECTICUT – June 18, 2014 – Roger Daltrey, lead singer of one of the most iconic bands, will be rocking out with campers right before his takeoff for The WHO’s 50th Anniversary Tour! Fantasy Camp featuring Roger Daltrey will take place on Thursday October 16 – Sunday, October 19 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut.

This makes the perfect Father’s Day gift for any Dad who ever dreamed of being a rock star.

Space for Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp is extremely limited. To reserve a spot for this once-in-a-lifetime experience or for more information, visit www.rockcamp.com or call 888-762-2263.

“I feel quite passionate that anything that encourages people in music, just to see people with enthusiasm having fun even though they’re all different abilities… rise to the occasion, it’s fantastic!” Roger Daltrey – The Who

Participants in the four-day Fantasy Camp will be placed in a band with Rock Stars including Simon Kirke of Bad Company, Rick Derringer of The McCoys, David Hull of Aerosmith, Joe Vitale of CSN, Joe Walsh, Johnny A, and blues genius Gary Hoey.

“The Foxwoods team is extremely excited to be hosting our first-ever Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp. This event truly provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the guests who participate in the program. Having the iconic Roger Daltrey of The Who makes the event that much more special. This event clearly represents Foxwoods’ commitment to providing world-class entertainment options to our guests.” Scott Butera, Foxwoods President and CEO.

Participants will write and record an original song, attend master classes, join themed jam sessions, and interact in daily Q&As with rockers. There will be two public performances on Saturday, October 18 and culminating on Sunday night, October 19 with a performance at the Fox Theater at Foxwoods. Final night performance is open to the public, friends, and family.

Set to take place throughout Fantasy Camp featuring Roger Daltrey are two alternate options including Songwriting Fantasy Camp and Vocalist Fantasy Camp. The Vocalist Fantasy Camp is geared towards those looking to expand their knowledge on auditioning for talent TV shows, performing live, or getting key points on improving vocal skills. Special guest, Oscar Winner and star of Twenty Feet From Stardom, Darlene Love, is set to appear to interact with attendees. Participants will be led by a Rock Star to cover all aspects of singing including pitch and melody, breath control, tone, and expression. In the Songwriting Camp, participants can interact with all our special guest stars and rock star counselors in a program focused on teaching you the songwriting aspect of the music industry led by Joe Vitale (Joe Walsh, CSN).

ABOUT ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FANTASY CAMP

For our campers, this is a life changing experience. Some of the campers play well and even gave up careers as musicians to become CEOs and lawyers. Some campers can’t play at all. What they all have in common is passion for rock music. At Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp they all get to pursue their passion – and meet, and play with the artists who became the soundtrack of their lives. It has been a fantastic experience for all of us who have been able to witness it for the past sixteen years.

David Fishof is the founder and creator of the famed Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp where rock dreams become reality. The idea came to him after years of producing rock tours throughout the word. He’s been honored to work with veteran rockers, Roger Daltrey, Levon Helm, Joe Walsh, Roger Hodgson, Todd Rundgren, Jack Bruce, Dr. John, Randy Bachman, and so many more. He feels fortunate to have seen their talent first hand. David’s desire to share this experience with you, gave him the inspiration to produce the one-of- a-kind, Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp.

Past rock star camp headliners have included Jeff Beck, Brian Wilson (Beach Boys), Roger Daltrey (The Who), Def Leppard, Alice Cooper, Sammy Hagar, Gene Simmons (KISS), Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule), Dave Davies (The Kinks), Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones), Slash, Bret Michaels (Poison), Cheap Trick, Dr. John, George Thorogood, Jack Bruce (Cream), Joe Satriani, Joe Walsh, Meatloaf, Vince Neil (Motley Crue), Duff McKagan , (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), Michael Anthony (Van Halen), among others.

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Saskatoon Saskatchewan 1967 or 1968

Doreen Fehr looks for a show in Saskatoon Saskatchewan:

I saw The Who when I was 15 or 16 in Saskatoon Saskatchewan, but Saskatoon is not listed. Anyone remember? It was at the Ice Arena.

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