The Who has cancelled all its upcoming North American dates. The band, led by surviving co-founders Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, had pushed the band's UK and Irish dates to next spring, but the band's “Moving On” tour dates on this side of the Atlantic will not be rescheduled.
The Who's North American run was set to begin on April 21st in Hollywood, Florida at Hard Rock Live and wrap with a six-night stand at Las Vegas' Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Along the way, the band was scheduled to hit Highland Heights, Kentucky; Denver, Colorado; and Dallas and Houston, Texas.
A message was posted to fans on TheWho.com, which read:
As you already know, the remaining dates on The Who: Moving On! US Tour will no longer be taking place. Tickets will automatically be refunded at point of purchase, and you’ll be the first to know when our rescheduled tour dates are announced. Thank you for understanding.
We hope you are all in good health and looking out for each other and we look forward to seeing you at a venue in the very near future.
In the meantime, stay safe.
Pete Townshend has never been one to rest on his laurels, jumping head first into new and challenging musical, film and theatrical projects. He's amazed at how much slack rock fans seem to give their heroes once they hit a certain age: “I think one of the things that aging rock stars are doing at the moment is waiting to see what happens next. And I think the public seems to be quite patient to wait with them, and I can't, I can't understand why. I can't understand why anybody is so patient to watch a clock go by.”
Roger Daltrey has been adamant that his main purpose for being on stage has always been to help the audience lighten its collective load: “There's enough people having a miserable time out there, and live music — 'great way to lift your spirits. I want to give people a good time and if we have fun, they'll have fun.”