Who is going to play the Olympics and tour the U.S. this fall.
That’s not a question.
The legendary rock band, The Who, have announced plans to tour North America from the end of 2012 through the beginning of 2013. Their trek comes after they play the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics held in their native England.
The London Games run from July 27 until Aug. 12.
The Who are no strangers to large stages. In 2010, they performed during halftime of the Super Bowl.
The band, which now consists of singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend, launch a tour of the United States and Canada on Nov. 1 in Sunrise, Florida. Their outing ends Feb. 26 in Providence, Rhode Island.
Highlight of their excursion is a Dec. 5 show at Madison Square Garden in New York City. They are also routed to play at Boston’s TD Garden, Chicago’s Allstate Arena, and the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
The last time The Who sold tickets in the New World was 2008.
This time around The Who will play their album Quadrophenia in its entirety. That’s the name of their 1973 rock opera, their second after Tommy. The opus contains songs like “The Real Me,” “5.15,” and “Love, Reign o’er Me.”
If you can’t wait for the Olympics, or their tour, you can catch the documentary film, “The Who: Quadrophenia—Can You See the Real Me?,” in select U.S. movie theaters.
The Who’s 2012-2013 North American Tour Itinerary
>>Nov. 1 – Sunrise, FL @ BankAtlantic Center
>>Nov. 3 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
>>Nov. 5 – Duluth, GA @ The Arena at Gwinnett Center
>>Nov. 8 – Greenville, SC @ Bi-Lo Center
>>Nov. 9 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
>>Nov. 11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ CONSOL Energy Arena
>>Nov. 13 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
>>Nov. 14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
>>Nov. 16 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
>>Nov. 20 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
>>Nov. 21 – Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place
>>Nov. 23 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
>>Nov. 24 – Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
>>Nov. 27 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
>>Nov. 29 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
>>Dec. 2 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
>>Dec. 5 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
>>Dec. 6 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
>>Dec. 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
>>Dec. 9 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Arena
>>Jan. 28 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
>>Jan. 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
>>Feb. 1 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
>>Feb. 2 – Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center
>>Feb. 5 – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
>>Feb. 6 – Glendale, AZ @ Jobing.com Arena
>>Feb. 8 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
>>Feb. 12 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
>>Feb. 14 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
>>Feb. 16 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Arena
>>Feb. 17 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
>>Feb. 19 – Hamilton, ON @ Copps Coliseum
>>Feb. 21 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
>>Feb. 22 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
>>Feb. 24 – Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena
>>Feb. 26 – Providence, RI @ Dunkin’ Donuts Center