September 18 - Atlanta, GA - State Farm Arena

May 3, 2019
Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who during Outside Lands Music Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 13, 2017

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The Who is hard at work rehearsing for the start of the band's 2019 "Moving On!" tour, which kicks off next Tuesday (May 7th) in Grand Rapids, Michigan at Van Andel Arena. Yesterday (May 2nd), the Who posted rehearsal footage captured "Somewhere in the U.S.A." showing a montage of the band on April 30th running through Quadrophenia's "Punk And The Godfather," "5:15," and "See Me, Feel Me" from Tommy.

In addition to Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, the Who's 2019 lineup features longtime touring members Zak Starkey on drums and Pete Townshend's younger brother, Simon Townshendon rhythm guitar. Rounding out the band are Who and Daltrey veterans Loren Gold on keyboards and bassist Jon Button. Longtime Who collaborator Billy Nicholls is handling backing vocals.

The Who will be backed by a local orchestra at every stop. Keith Levinson is on board as the music coordinator and conductor with Katie Jacoby and Audrey Q. Snyder serving as violists and concert masters.

Roger Daltrey told us he's adamant that the 2019 "Moving On!" dates will showcase the Who at its most unrelenting: ["I don't want the Who to compromise the way we play at all. I want the same venom coming out of Pete and me and within the songs that are there that is always there. We just do not have to make the racket on the stage. We can do it in a way now that the PA can make that noise; I mean we actually generate it, but we do not need the volume on the stage, we can move it out to the sides, so the crowd get the full whack of the Who as it is as a six-piece, and then the orchestra added on top just makes it mega, y'know?"]  

The Who tour dates (subject to change):
May 7 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena (with Dirty Honey)
May 9 - Buffalo, NY - KeyBank Center (with Arkells)
May 11 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live (with Peter Wolf)
May 13 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden (with Leslie Mendelson)
May 16 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena (with Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real)
May 18 - Noblesville, IN - Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center (with Reignwolf)
May 21 - Chicago, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (with Reignwolf)
May 23 - Maryland Heights, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis (with The HillBenders)
May 25 - Philadelphia, PA - Citizens Bank Park (with Peter Wolf)
May 28 - Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena (with Arkells)
May 30 - Pittsburgh, PA - PPG Paints Arena (with Reignwolf)
June 1 - Toronto, ON - Scotiabank Arena (with MOON VS SUN - Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk)
June 6 - London, England - Wembley Stadium
September 6 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
September 8 - East Troy, WI - Alpine Valley Music Theatre
September 10 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center
September 13 - Boston, MA - Fenway Park
September 15 - Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
September 18 - Atlanta, GA - State Farm Arena
September 20 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - BB&T Center
September 22 - Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena
September 25 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
September 27 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
September 29 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
October 11, 13 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
October 16 - San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University
October 19 - Seattle, WA - T-Mobile Park / Home of the Seattle Mariners
October 21 - Vancouver, BC - Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
October 23 - Edmonton, AB - Rogers Place

INTERNET COMMENTS via YouTube - agree or disagree???

Adilson Gomes wrote: "Best band! The Who forever! Love it!!!!"

John Hampton wrote: "Sounding much better! Roger got his voice back! Sounding great as usual for Pete! LONG LIVE ROCK!"

Gary Kirby wrote "Sounds great. Any update on the new album?"

Sergio Menendez Iglesias wrote: "The Who in good shape"

astrogen1960 wrote: "Go get 'em lads . . don't ever stop, you're as young as you feel!"

Moke Wed wrote: "Damn bringing back Punk and Godfather Side note why is this song so popular? I love it but surprised on how popular it is"

Alien prophet wrote: "Nice one! Looking forward to wembly" (sic)

Jables Creed wrote: "So damn cool!!!"

Simon Cole wrote: "I saw Daltrey perform  the Tommy show last summer w/ the BSO. He was amazing and inspirational, voice still great."

Steve Hinders wrote: "That’s effing beautiful! Long live Pete, Roger and the gang."

CHECK IT OUT:  The Who in rehearsal on April 30th, 2019: