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THE WHO Hits 50! 50th Anniversary Tour

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    Posted on 12/18/2014

    The Who Hits 50 - 50th Anniversary TourThe Who celebrates 50 years in the music business by touring the USA in 2015. Not only will you get to celebrate with The Who, but opening on this tour will be one of Concert Blast‘s favorite live artists (and pal) Joan Jett & the Blackhearts! Joan will definitely get the crowd energized and ready for The Who to take the stage, but we call this a Double Bill! Continue to read the official Press Release on The Who Hits 50 – 50th Anniversary Tour!

    THE WHO HITS 50!50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
    TO FEATURE ROCK AND ROLL 2015 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
    JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS
    AS SPECIAL GUESTS FOR
    2015 NORTH AMERICAN DATES SPRING LEG TO KICK OFF

    APRIL 15 IN TAMPA, FL  “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.

    Jett and the Blackhearts released their latest record, ‘Unvarnished,’ last year and continue touring the globe.

    THE WHO’s 2015 North American tour dates are as follows:
    2015 Tour Dates – Leg 1
    Wed 4/15 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
    Fr i 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


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