The Who Kicks Off North American Tour in Fort Lauderdale at BankAtlantic Center

Older men and young men who love the music of older men, big news was just announced that pertains to you and your people! The Who will be kicking off its 36-date North America tour at BankAtlantic Center on November 1. The Brit legends whose music defined, well maybe not "my" generation, but a generation, will be performing an assortment of classic hits and all of 1973's double album and rock opera Quadrophenia.

This is the first time Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey and crew have performed in the U.S. in four years. Members (read: obsessives) of the Who's official fan club will be able to purchase tickets before the rest of us on July 20, while we mere fans will have to wait until Friday, July 27, at 10 a.m.

In a release, Townshend commented on what we can expect from this tour:

"We plan to close the show with a few of the really

well-known anthems, and maybe some last minute surprises. These will be

as much a surprise to me as to our audience because this is an area I

tend to leave to Roger; he's very good at it."

Let's trust Roger's good taste and hope he leaves Tommy at home.

All Tour Dates:
Tue 11/1 - Sunrise, FL    BankAtlantic Center
Sat 11/3 - Orlando, FL    Amway Center
Mon 11/5 - Duluth, GA    The Arena at Gwinnett Center
Thu 11/8 - Greenville, SC     Bi-Lo Center
Fri 11/9 - Greensboro, NC    Greensboro Coliseum
Sun 11/11 - Pittsburgh, PA    CONSOL Energy Arena
Tue 11/13 - Washington, DC    Verizon Center
Wed 11/14 - Brooklyn, NY    Barclays Center
Fri 11/16 - Boston, MA    TD Garden
Tue 11/20 - Montreal, QC    Bell Centre (on sale 7/28)
Wed 11/21 - Ottawa, ON    Scotiabank Place
Fri 11/23 - Toronto, ON    Air Canada Centre
Sat 11/24 - Detroit, MI    Joe Louis Arena
Tue 11/27 - Minneapolis, MN    Target Center
Thu 11/29 - Chicago, IL    Allstate Arena
Sun 12/2 - Nashville, TN    Bridgestone Arena
Wed 12/5 - New York, NY    Madison Square Garden
Thu 12/6 - Newark, NJ    Prudential Center
Sat 12/8 - Philadelphia, PA    Wells Fargo Center
Sun 12/9 - Uncasville, CT    Mohegan Sun Arena (on sale 8/3)  
Mon 1/28 - Anaheim, CA    Honda Center
Wed 1/30 - Los Angeles, CA    STAPLES Center
Fri 2/1 - Oakland, CA    Oracle Arena
Sat 2/2 - Reno, NV    Reno Events Center
Tue 2/5 - San Diego, CA    Valley View Casino Center
Wed 2/6 - Glendale, AZ    Jobing.com Arena
Fri 2/8 - Las Vegas, NV    The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tue 2/12 - Denver, CO    Pepsi Center
Thu 2/14 - Tulsa, OK    BOK Center
Sat 2/16 - Louisville, KY    KFC Yum! Arena
Sun 2/17 - Columbus, OH    Schottenstein Center
Tue 2/19 - Hamilton, ON    Copps Coliseum
Thu 2/21 - Uniondale, NY    Nassau Coliseum
Fri 2/22 - Atlantic City, NJ    Boardwalk Hall
Sun 2/24 - Manchester, NH    Verizon Wireless Arena
Tue 2/26 - Providence, RI    Dunkin' Donuts Center

The Who performs on November 1 at BankAtlantic, 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise. Tickets will be available at aeglive.com on Friday, July 27.

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