The Who Adds Guests to ‘The Who Hits Back!’ North American Tour (Mike Campbell + the Dirty Knobs, Los Lonely Boys, More)


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Starting tomorrow, Friday, April 22, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will embark on a North American run of The Who Hits Back! tour dates, and on Thursday the legendary English band announced an impressive array of support acts.

Accompanying the Who on the road on select dates of the tour will be Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs, Leslie Mendelson, Los Lonely Boys, Amythyst Kiah, The Wild Things, Willie Nile and Steven Page (of Barenaked Ladies).

More on what to expect from The Who Hits Back! tour, which promises to be a great time for fans of the group: featuring Daltrey, Townshend and guitarist/backup singer Simon Townshend, keyboardist Loren Gold, second keyboardist Emily Marshall, bassist Jon Button, drummer Zak Starkey and backing vocals by Billy Nicholls along with orchestra conductor Keith Levenson, lead violinist Katie Jacoby and lead cellist Audrey Snyder, passionately delivering THE WHO’s many classics, as well as songs from their most recent album, titled WHO.

Produced by Live Nation, The Who’s North American THE WHO HITS BACK! Tour will deliver their indelible brand of powerhouse rock through 28 cities.

The spring schedule, with special guests noted:

April 22 / Hard Rock Live / Hollywood, FL* SPECIAL GUEST Leslie Mendelson
April 24 / VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena / Jacksonville, FL SPECIAL GUEST Leslie Mendelson
April 27 / Amalie Arena / Tampa, FL SPECIAL GUEST Leslie Mendelson
April 30 / New Orleans Jazz Festival*
May 3 / Moody Center ATX / Austin, TX SPECIAL GUEST Amythyst Kiah
May 5 / American Airlines Center / Dallas, TX SPECIAL GUEST Los Lonely Boys
May 8 / the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion / The Woodlands, TX SPECIAL GUEST Los Lonely Boys
May 10 / Paycom Center / Oklahoma City, OK SPECIAL GUEST Los Lonely Boys
May 13 / FedExForum / Memphis, TN SPECIAL GUEST TBA
May 15 / TQL Stadium / Cincinnati, OH SPECIAL GUEST TBA
May 18 / TD Garden / Boston, MA SPECIAL GUEST Amythyst Kiah
May 20 / Wells Fargo Center / Philadelphia, PA SPECIAL GUEST Amythyst Kiah
May 23 / Capital One Arena / Washington, D.C. SPECIAL GUEST Amythyst Kiah
May 26 / Madison Square Garden / New York City, NY SPECIAL GUEST The Wild Things
May 28 / Bethel Woods Center of the Arts / Bethel, NY SPECIAL GUEST Willie Nile

And the fall swing:

Oct 2 / Scotiabank Arena / Toronto, ON SPECIAL GUEST Steven Page
Oct 4 / Little Caesars Arena / Detroit, MI SPECIAL GUEST Steven Page
Oct 7 / UBS Arena / Belmont Park, NY SPECIAL GUEST Steven Page
Oct 9 / Schottenstein Center / Columbus, OH SPECIAL GUEST Steven Page
Oct 12 / United Center / Chicago, IL SPECIAL GUEST Steven Page
Oct 14 / Enterprise Center / St. Louis, MO SPECIAL GUEST Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs
Oct 17 / Ball Arena / Denver, CO SPECIAL GUEST Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs
Oct 20 / Moda Center / Portland, OR SPECIAL GUEST Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs
Oct 22 / Climate Pledge Arena / Seattle, WA SPECIAL GUEST Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs
Oct 26 / Golden 1 Center / Sacramento, CA SPECIAL GUEST Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs
Oct 28 / Honda Center / Anaheim, CA SPECIAL GUEST Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs
Nov 1 / Hollywood Bowl / Los Angeles, CA SPECIAL GUEST Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs
Nov 4 + 5 / Dolby Live at Park MGM / Las Vegas, NV SPECIAL GUEST The Wild Things

* Not a Live Nation Date



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