Vintage Trouble Announced As Opening Act For First Leg Of The Who North American Tour

The Who, one of rock’s legendary and defining bands, have announced Vintage Trouble as the support act for the first leg of their major North American arena tour running from November 1 to December 9, where they’ll perform all of their iconic 1973 double album Quadrophenia, along with a selection of Who classics. The critically acclaimed Quadrophenia marked the British band’s second rock opera (after Tommy), raised the bar for rock albums as an art form and hit #2 on the U.S. Billboard album chart.

In between touring the world with Bon Jovi, Lenny Kravitz, Brian May of Queen and The Cranberries, Vintage Trouble has headlined smaller venues in support of their latest release The Bomb Shelter Sessions. The Bomb Shelter Sessions quickly charted on several Amazon & iTunes charts, plus debuting in the UK Top 40. Vintage Trouble also won the 2011 Classic Rock Award for “Best New Band.”

In other Who news, Pete Townshend will release his long-awaited autobiography “Who I Am” October 1 via Harper Collins. The legendary guitarist/singer/songwriter is expected to make numerous U.S. press appearances (details TBA).

Also, on October 31, VH1 will air the new documentary film “Quadrophenia—Can You See The Real Me” which recently debuted in cinemas nationwide.

Founding members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will be joined on tour by Zak Starkey (drums), Pino Palladino (bass), Simon Townshend (guitar/backing vocals), Chris Stainton (keyboards), Loren Gold (keyboards/backing vocals) and Frank Simes (musical director, keyboards/backing vocals).

The AEG-promoted 37-date tour, the band’s first North American tour in four years, kicks off November 1 in Sunrise, FL with an initial six-week run. The Who will return in late January with more dates commencing January 28 in Anaheim, CA. Tickets for the tour are available at

Tue11/1Sunrise, FLBB&T Center
Sat11/3Orlando, FLAmway Center
Mon11/5Duluth, GAThe Arena at Gwinnett Center
Thu11/8Greenville, SCBi-Lo Center
Fri11/9Greensboro, NCGreensboro Coliseum
Sun11/11Pittsburgh, PACONSOL Energy Center
Tue11/13Washington, DCVerizon Center
Wed11/14Brooklyn, NYBarclays Center
Fri11/16Boston, MATD Garden
Tue11/20Montreal, QCBell Centre
Wed11/21Ottawa, ONScotiabank Place
Fri11/23Toronto, ONAir Canada Centre
Sat11/24Detroit, MIJoe Louis Arena
Tue11/27Minneapolis, MNTarget Center
Thu11/29Chicago, ILAllstate Arena
Fri11/30Chicago, ILAllstate Arena
Sun12/2Nashville, TNBridgestone Arena
Wed12/5New York, NYMadison Square Garden
Thu12/6Newark, NJPrudential Center
Sat12/8Philadelphia, PAWells Fargo Center
Sun12/9Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun Arena

Leg #2 (2013):
Mon1/28Anaheim, CAHonda Center
Wed1/30Los Angeles, CASTAPLES Center
Fri2/1Oakland, CAOracle Arena
Sat2/2Reno, NVReno Events Center
Tue2/5San Diego, CAValley View Casino Center
Wed2/6Glendale, Arena
Fri2/8Las Vegas, NVThe Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tue2/12Denver, COPepsi Center
Thu2/14Tulsa, OKBOK Center
Sat2/16Louisville, KYKFC Yum! Arena
Sun2/17Columbus, OHSchottenstein Center
Tue2/19Hamilton, ONCopps Coliseum
Thu2/21Uniondale, NYNassau Coliseum
Fri2/22Atlantic City, NJBoardwalk Hall
Sun2/24Manchester, NHVerizon Wireless Arena
Tue2/26Providence, RIDunkin’ Donuts Center


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