Pete Townshend of “The Who” talks to USA TODAY about his new “Classic Quadrophenia” project
Robert Deutsch and Michael Monday, USA TODAY

2019 is shaping up to be a huge year for The Who, with the legendary British rockers announcing their first album of new songs in 13 years and a North American tour.

The band’s Moving On! tour will reunite frontman Roger Daltrey with guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend and send them on a 29-city jaunt with a symphonic orchestra providing accompaniment, kicking off May 7 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and concluding on October 23 in Edmonton, Alberta.​​​​​​​  Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, January 18 ​​​​​​​via Live Nation.

In addition to the classical musicians who will be joining them on tour, Daltrey and Townshend’s Who lineup will include Townshend’s brother, guitarist/backup singer Simon Townshend, keyboardist Loren Gold, bassist Jon Button and drummer Zak Starkey.

The tour is the Who’s first return to the states since their 2017 Las Vegas residency. No dates have been shared yet for their forthcoming album release.


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