It looks like it’s going to be a year of nostalgic-ridden music here at the Mile High City. The Who — rock ‘n’ roll superstars — will come to Denver in their just-announced “Moving On! Tour.” The legends will perform at the Pepsi Center on September 29. In a further twist, the band will release their first album with new music in 13 years.
In a press package released by Live Nation, Pete Townshend — lead guitarist and songwriter — was quoted saying:
“The Who are touring again in 2019. Roger christened this tour “Moving On!” I love it. It is what both of us want to do. Move on, with new music, classic Who music, all performed in new and exciting ways. Taking risks, nothing to lose. Looking forward to seeing you all. Are you ready?”
The Who will be backed up by a symphonic orchestra and will be rounded out by key Who players like guitarist/back-up vocalist Simon Townshend, keyboardist Loren Gold, bassist Jon Button and drummer Zak Starkey. Their integration of both old and new approaches is sure to amplify the tours main objective — to keep the trademark sound while still managing to innovate.
As we gear up for prime concert season here in Denver, our lineup is looking very promising. The Who’s incendiary storytelling is a perfect reflection of the times and the people living through it. The harmony between the content and the audience is sure to reflect and project through the stage of the Pepsi Center come September.
Tickets are set to go on sale for the general public Thursday, January 24 at 10 a.m. on Live Nation and Altitude Tickets.