The Who have been forced to postpone their UK tour due to coronavirus, Getintothis’ Lewis Ridley reports.
A statement released on their behalf said: “After serious consideration, it is with much regret that THE WHO have postponed their U.K. tour, due to start next Monday March 16 in Manchester at the Manchester Arena and finishing at Wembley SSE Arena on April 8.”
“The dates will be rescheduled for later in the year. All tickets will be honoured.”
The news follows numerous cancellations this week in light of the pandemic. Coachella and SXSW are two of the big name events to fall foul of the outbreak.
Meanwhile, Madonna, Pearl Jam, Neil Young and Miley Cyrus are just some of the artists changing tour plans amidst the worries for public health.
Singer Roger Daltrey assures fans that the shows will: “Definitely happen and it may be the last time we do a tour of this type, so keep those tickets, as the shows will be fantastic.”
Pete Townshend said the band: ”Haven’t reached this decision easily, but given the concerns about public gatherings, we couldn’t go ahead.”
Sadly, The Who will also be unable to appear at the Royal Albert Hall on March 28 as part of the annual Teenage Cancer Trust shows but intend to reschedule that show also, with more news to follow.
— The Who (@TheWho) March 12, 2020