Who is 50? Who is coming to NY?

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Legendary classic rock and hall of fame act The Who will be celebrating 50 years of music with an extensive 2 leg tour through most of 2015. Windmilling guitarist Pete Townsend apparently has big plans for the tour: “Trying to stay young. Not wearing socks. Growing a great big woodcutter’s beard. Might even wear a check shirt on stage and get a tattoo of a Union Jack. Always a fashion victim. But under no illusions. We are what we are, and extremely good at it, but we’re lucky to be alive and still touring.”

Will this be the last hurrah for the pinball wizards? According to Roger Daltry “This is the beginning of the long goodbye.” While that certainly leaves the true retirement date way up in the air, it’s probably advisable to get to one of these shows before the end is nigh. New Yorkers will have four chances to do so with dates in Uniondale (May 20) Brooklyn (May 26) Forest Hills (May 30) and a fall date at party central – Madison Square Garden (Oct 27). Tickets for leg one shows go on sale to the general public Oct 17th. Pre-sales are available via the bands fan club Oct 11, if you’re not currently a member you can sign up here.

The Who 2015 Tour

LEG ONE

Wed, April 15 Tampa, FL at Amalie Arena

Fri, April 17 Miami, FL at American Airlines Arena

Sun, April 19 Jacksonville, FL in Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

Tue, April 21 Raleigh, NC in PNC Arena

Thu, April 23 Duluth, GA at The Arena at Gwinnett Center

Mon, April 27 Austin, TX in Frank Erwin Center

Wed, April 29 Houston, TX in Toyota Center

Sat, May 2 Dallas, TX in American Airlines Center

Tue, May 5 Kansas City, MO in Sprint Center

Thu, May 7 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center

Sat, May 9 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Arena

Mon, May 11 Nashville, TN in Bridgestone Arena

Wed, May 13 Chicago, IL in Allstate Arena

Fri, May 15 Columbus, OH in Nationwide Arena

Sun, May 17 Philadelphia, PA in Wells Fargo Center

Wed, May 20 Uniondale, NY in Nassau Coliseum

Fri, May 22 Atlantic City, NJ in Boardwalk Hall

Sun, May 24 Uncasville, CT in Mohegan Sun Arena

Tue, May 26 Brooklyn, NY in Barclays Center

Sat, May 30 Forest Hills, NY in Forest Hills Stadium

2015 TOUR DATES – LEG TWO

Mon, September 14 San Diego, CA in Valley View Casino Center

Wed, September 16 Anaheim, CA in Honda Center

Sat, September 19 Las Vegas, NV in Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Mon, September 21 Los Angeles, CA in STAPLES Center

Wed, September 23 Oakland, CA in Oracle Arena

Fri, September 25 Portland, ORModa Center

Sun, September 27 Seattle, WA in KeyArena

Tue, September 29 Vancouver, BC in Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

Thu, October 1 Calgary, AB in Scotiabank Saddledome

Sat, October 3 Edmonton, AB in Rexall Place

Tue, October 6 Saskatoon, SK in SaskTel Centre

Thu, October 8 Winnipeg, MBMTS Centre

Sat, October 10 Minneapolis, MN in Target Center

Tue, October 13 Milwaukee, WI in BMO Harris Bradley Center

Thu, October 15 Chicago, IL in United Center

Sat, October 17 Detroit, MI in Joe Louis Arena

Mon, October 19 Toronto, ON in Air Canada Centre

Wed, October 21 Toronto, ON in Air Canada Centre

Fri, October 23 Pittsburgh, PA in CONSOL Energy Center

Sun, October 25 Newark, NJ in Prudential Center

Tue, October 27 New York, NY in Madison Square Garden

Thu, October 29 Boston, MA in TD Garden

Sun, November 1 Washington, DC in Verizon Center

Wed, November 4 Philadelphia, PA in Wells Fargo Center