The Who live in Toronto is one of the most anticipated events of 2019. The acclaimed band will be performing at the Scotiabank Arena on June 1 as part of their 2019 North American ‘Moving On’ tour. It is an all-ages event, so the kids and grandparents can be brought along!
The tour’s kick-off date is May 7 in Grand Rapids, Missouri. The fan club presale starts Wednesday, January 16 and runs through to Thursday, January 17. Every pair of tickets purchased online includes a redeemable code for a CD copy of The Who’s new album, which will be released later this year. Ticket prices range between $53 and $304.
About The Who
The Who was formed in London in 1964. The Who is considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century and they have sold over 100 million records worldwide. The band consists of lead singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist and singer Pete Townshend, bass guitarist John Entwistle and drummer Keith Moon.
The band’s music is primarily inspired by American rhythm and blues, but they took a bold step to define a very different British rock vernacular in the 1960s. Here are a few interesting facts about The Who:
- They performed under the names The Detours and The High Numbers before deciding on the name “The Who”.
- In 1976, the concert show in London by the band “The Who” was so loud that a Guinness World record was created.
- Keith Moon’s favourite sport during his school years was boxing.
- Every hit single of the band “The Who” was written by Pete Townsend except one: Summertime Blues, which was written by Eddie Cochran.
- Pete Townshend coined the phrase “Power Pop” in 1967. The phrase is used to describe the sixties singles that The Who released.
If you are going to see The Who live in Toronto, make sure your tummy is lined with the best fried chicken in the city! Visit Church’s Chicken before you see this iconic band live!