Much like how teenage and young adult fans squeal in mercy for the return of the Jonas Brothers, classic rock fanatics will be thanking the heavens above for the return of legendary band The Who, who (aha!) will be in Vancouver for the Moving On! Tour.
Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend are back in North America since their 2017 Las Vegas residency, accompanying their tour with their first brand new album in thirteen years. Expect the concert to be a whole nostalgic joyride, with The Who performing their classic hits such as I Can’t Explain and The Kids Are Alright, and newer releases like All this Music Must Fade from the new album WHO.
But this time they’re gonna make it extra special, because they’ve got key figures from The Who’s storied career, from Simon Townshend to drummer Zak Starkey, and will be joined by the best symphonic orchestras in the US and Canada.
You might be thinking: a symphony orchestra with a rock band? Ummmm what? Well, after watching clips of the tour in other cities, I can say: you’re damn right it is. And it’s glorious.
Or, in the words of an evidently pleasured concert attendee in New York City: “Oh my god, yes. OH mY g0d, yes. OH MY GOD, YES!”
“Just because it’s The Who with an orchestra, in no way will it compromise the way Pete and I deliver our music,” said Roger Daltrey in a press release, on the inclusion of an orchestra in the tour. “This will be full throttle Who with horns and bells on.”
The tour is also working for a good cause, with every $1 from the tour’s ticket sales going to benefit Teen Cancer America.
The Who conquer Rogers Arena on Monday, October 21st. Doors open at 6:30pm and the show starting at 7:30pm. So warm up your throat before attending the show, because by the time you leave the venue, you won’t be able to speak for the next three days. WORTH IT!
Tickets for The Who: Moving On! Tour are still on sale HERE.