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August 10, 2006

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With the launch of their North American tour just a little more than a month away, veteran Brit-rockers The Who continue adding dates to the run.

New to the band’s itinerary are a September stop in Des Moines, IA, an early November show in San Jose, CA, and a late-November return to Philadelphia, where the band kicks off the trek on Sept. 12. Tickets for the Des Moines show go on sale Saturday (8/12), while those for the new San Jose and Philly dates, as well as a previously announced second night in Los Angeles, hit the box office Monday (8/14). Details are included in the itinerary shown below.

The upcoming tour couches the Oct. 23 release of “Who 2,” the first new studio set from The Who since 1982’s “It’s Hard.”

As previously reported, surviving group founders Pete Townshend (guitar) and Roger Daltrey (vocals) have recruited drummer Zak Starkey (son of Beatles drummer Ringo Starr), guitarist/vocalist Simon Townshend (Pete’s younger brother), bassist Pino Palladino and keyboardist John “Rabbit” Bundrick to back them during the upcoming tour.

Original Who bassist John Entwistle died of a cocaine-induced heart attack in 2002 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, where the band was preparing for a North American tour that was scheduled to launch three days later. Daltrey and Townshend canceled the first two shows, but ultimately forged ahead with the outing.

Original drummer Keith Moon died of a drug overdose in 1978.

“This is not the old Who,” Townshend wrote in a recent diary entry posted at his website. “We never said it would be. It is something else. It matters.”

The Who Tour Dates

September 2006

The Who Tickets September 12 Wachovia Center Philadelphia PA
The Who Tickets September 13 Jones Beach Theater Wantagh NY
The Who Tickets September 15 Scotiabank Place Ottawa Ontario
The Who Tickets September 16 BankNorth Garden Boston MA
The Who Tickets September 18, 19 Madison Square Garden New York NY
The Who Tickets September 21 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel NJ
The Who Tickets September 23 Pimlico Race Course (Virgin Festival) Baltimore MD
The Who Tickets September 25 United Center Chicago IL
The Who Tickets September 26 Wells Fargo Center Des Moines IA
The Who Tickets September 29 Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills MI
The Who Tickets September 30 John Labatt Centre London Ontario

October 2006

The Who Tickets October 3 MTS Centre Winnipeg Manitoba
The Who Tickets October 5 Pengrowth Saddledome Calgary Alberta
The Who Tickets October 6 Rexall Place Edmonton Alberta
The Who Tickets October 8 General Motors Place Vancouver British Columbia
The Who Tickets October 10 Rose Garden Portland OR
The Who Tickets October 11 Key Arena Seattle WA

November 2006

The Who Tickets November 4 Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles CA
The Who Tickets November 5 Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles CA
The Who Tickets November 8 HP Pavilion San Jose CA
The Who Tickets November 24 The Borgata Atlantic City NJ
The Who Tickets November 25 Wachovia Center Philadelphia PA

December 2006

The Who Tickets December 4 Air Canada Centre Toronto Ontario

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