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24th July 2012

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The Who are playing a show at Providence, Rhode Island next February as part of their recently announced US tour and it's their first time back there since cancelling a date in 1979 following a stampede at a show in Cincinnati where eleven people died.

The band will allow anyone who still has a ticket from the original cancelled date to use it for this one. Fans were offered refunds in 1979, but a few might well have held onto their tickets and if you are one of those with such a ticket, then you have to call the venue – Dunkin Donuts Center – in advance, and arrange to swap it for a new one.

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The Who play a 36-date tour of North America from November until February. They will play the classic 'Quadrophenia' in its entirety on the tour but before they head to the States they take to the stage at the Olympics closing ceremony in London next month.

Roger Daltrey could not be more excited about their upcoming gig and said: "We have recorded a piece of music that is a fabulous ending for the Olympics... and just shows the great music that has come out of this country.

Joining the group's two surviving members, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, will be Zak Starkey (drums), Pino Palladino (bass), Simon Townshend (guitar), Chris Stainton and Loren Gold (both keyboards).

The dates:

11/01 - Sunrise, FL - BankAtlantic Center
11/03 - Orlando, FL - Amway Center
11/05 - Duluth, GA - The Arena at Gwinnett Center
11/08 - Greenville, SC - Bi-Lo Center
11/09 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum
11/11 - Pittsburgh, PA - CONSOL Energy Arena
11/13 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
11/14 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
11/16 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
11/20 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
11/21 - Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place
11/23 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
11/24 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
11/27 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
11/29 - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
12/02 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
12/05 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
12/06 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
12/08 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
12/09 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
01/28 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
01/30 - Los Angeles, CA - STAPLES Center
02/01 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
02/02 - Reno, NV - Reno Events Center
02/05 - San Diego, CA - Valley View Casino Center
02/06 - Glendale, AZ - Arena
02/08 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
02/12 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
02/14 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
02/16 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Arena
02/17 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
02/19 - Hamilton, ON - Copps Coliseum
02/21 - Uniondale, NY - Nassau Coliseum
02/22 - Atlantic City, NJ - Boardwalk Hall
02/24 - Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena
02/26 - Providence, RI - Dunkin' Donuts Center

Listen to the full 'Quadrophenia' album right here...



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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