The Who announce UK tour with full live orchestra plus special guests UB40 featuring Ali Campbell across all regional shows except for The O2 London and Edinburgh Castle dates.
The Who 2023 UK Tour Dates:
Hull Sewell Group Craven Park, 06 July
Edinburgh Castle, 08
Edinburgh Castle, 09
London The O2, 12
Derby The Incora Country Ground, 14
Bristol Badminton Estate, 16
Durham Seat Unique Riverside, 19
St Helens Totally Wicked Stadium, 21
Brighton The 1st Central Country Ground, 23
Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey will perform songs from the band’s nearly 60-year career music catalogue, including sections devoted to classic albums ‘Tommy’ & ‘Quadrophenia’ as well as other beloved tracks from 2019 album ‘WHO’, their first studio release in 13 years.
“Having not toured the UK for six years, it’s great that at this time of our careers we have the chance to go to places that are not on the usual touring map Edinburgh Castle and Derby, as well as the other cities across the country that we haven’t been to for decades, will make this very special for me. This opportunity will give our UK Who fans the chance to hear our current show, which, with the addition of an orchestra, takes our music to new heights.” Roger Daltrey
“Roger initially christened this tour with an orchestra ‘Moving On!’ I love it. It is what both of us want to do. Move on, with new music, classic Who music, all performed in new and exciting ways. Taking risks, nothing to lose. I’m really looking forward to bringing this show to the UK.” Pete Townshend
The run of UK shows will follow last year’s highly acclaimed ‘The Who Hits Back’ tour of the US, where the legendary rockers shared the stage with some of the finest orchestras in America.
The tour will feature The Who’s full live band comprised of 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.
Furthermore, they have announced new live album ‘The Who With Orchestra Live At Wembley’, due out for release on 31 March 2023 as a limited edition yellow, orange & red 3LP set, triple black vinyl, 2CD / Blu-Ray set which features the audio remixed in Dolby Atmos and 1CD edition.
The Who with Orchestra Live at Wembley, recorded at their 2019 show at Wembley will be released as a limited edition 3LP set, triple black vinyl, 1 CD and a 2CD / Blu-ray Atmos/5.1 set on 31 March! Pre-order now from the official store: https://t.co/cjttJ6Fwo3 pic.twitter.com/18nrnFyy9l
— The Who (@TheWho) January 30, 2023
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