The Who have announced a set of European Tour dates for next year.
This tour will see Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend peform alongside a full orchestra each night, taking this show to stages across Berlin, Barcelona and Paris for the first time.
These shows mark the Who’s first set of European Tour dates for the first time in seven years.
The tour will follow on from the highly successful The Who Hits Back from Canada and USA.
— The Who (@TheWho) December 7, 2022
On this tour, The Who will perform tracks from their 60 year career, including from their much celebrated albums Quadrophenia and Tommy.
Along with Townshend and Daltrey, the Who will also feature guitarist/backup singer Simon Townshend, bassist Jon Button, keyboardist Loren Gold, second keyboardist Emily Marshall lead violinist Katie Jacoby, lead cellist Audrey Snyder, orchestra conductor Keith Levenson, as well as Billy Nichols on backing vocals, and drummer Zak Starkey.
“It is wonderful that we can return to Europe after so long away, to play Berlin, Paris and Barcelona, three of my favourite cities in the world”, the Who co founder Pete Townshend said.
He continued, We look forward to bringing our grand orchestral show which has received such great reviews so far and play some old-fashioned Who-style rock ’n’ roll songs from our back catalogue as well”.
“We mix it all up in the most amazing evening of music: I have to say that this show is one that I personally enjoy as much as anything I have ever done in the 60 years I’ve been working with Roger. I so look forward to visiting these beautiful cities to see our old fans, and I hope we meet some new ones. We are so lucky to be able to spend an evening with you all”.
THE WHO WITH ORCHESTRA EUROPEAN TOUR 2023
• WEDNESDAY 14 JUNE: PALAU SANT JORDI, BARCELONA, SPAIN
• TUESDAY 20 JUNE: WALDBÜHNE, BERLIN, GERMANY
• FRIDAY 23 JUNE: LA DÉFENSE ARENA, PARIS, FRANCE
Last month, the Who were also joined on stage by singer Eddie Vedder at a cancer benefit show. Check that out here.