The Who have postponed UK tour dates due to Coronavirus. It appears there’s no end in sight as the global outbreak continues to affect the music industry. The Who were due to begin their arena tour this coming Monday, (March 16).
Daltrey and Townshend were due to play at the Manchester Arena. Other performances across the country have all been affected. A special show was also due to go ahead at London’s Royal Albert Hall on March 28. This was in aid of the annual Teenage Cancer Trust shows.
Today, in response to the cancellation, The Who issued an official statement. They said: “After serious consideration, it is with much regret that The Who have postponed their U.K. tour, due to start next Monday March 16 in Manchester at the Manchester Arena and finishing at Wembley SSE Arena on April 8.”
They further promised that the canceled dates would be rescheduled. The Who added that “all tickets will be honoured.”
They felt that “the fans’ safety is paramount”, and were left with no option but to cancel the gigs. Roger Daltrey assured the shows would “definitely happen and it may be the last time we do a tour of this type, so keep those tickets, as the shows will be fantastic”.
Townshend added that the band “haven’t reached this decision easily, but given the concerns about public gatherings, we couldn’t go ahead”.
Their list of scheduled shows are laid out below.
16/3/20 – Manchester Arena, Manchester.
18/3 – Dublin 3 Arena, Dublin.
21/3 – Newcastle Utilita Arena, Newcastle.
23/3 – Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow.
25/3 – Leeds First Direct Arena, Leeds.
30/3 – Cardiff Motorpoint Aren, Cardiff.
1/4 – Birmingham Resorts World Arena, Birmingham.
3/4 – Nottingham Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham.
6/4 – Liverpool M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool.
8/4 – SSE Wembley Arena, London.
Their twelfth studio album, ‘All This Music Must Fade’ was released on December 6. Check out the album’s complete tracklist.
1. All This Music Must Fade.
2. Ball And Chain.
3. I Don’t Wanna Get Wise.
5. Beads On One String.
6. Hero Ground Zero.
7. Street Song.
8. I’ll Be Back.
9. Break The News.
10. Rockin’ In Rage.
11. She Rocked My World.