The Who Use Magic Bus to Plug 2019 North American Tour

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“I don’t care how much I pay…” The Who double decker Magic Bus crossing Park Ave. in NYC, Jan. 2019

To bring further attention to their upcoming tour, The Who have launched a series of pop-up, double-decker Magic Buses in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Fans who spot one of the buses can enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win two premium tickets to the Who’s tour stop nearest them. (See the rules below.)

The buses, as any Who fan has figured out, are inspired by the band’s 1968 song with its lyrics that begin: Every day I get in the queue, to get on the bus that takes me to you.

The band confirmed on Jan. 14 the North American portion of what they’re calling their “Moving On” tour. They’ll share the stage with orchestras at what the announcement describes as “marquee venues,” including the Hollywood Bowl, Boston’s Fenway Park and New York’s Madison Square Garden.

The North American dates cover 29 cities and are split between this spring, running from May 7 to June 1, and a return that occurs from September 6 to October 23. See the full itinerary below.

The Who will also be releasing their first album of new songs in thirteen years later this year. On stage, the line-up will be rounded out by familiar Who players featuring guitarist/backup singer Simon Townshend, keyboardist Loren Gold, bassist Jon Button and drummer Zak Starkey, and complemented by what the announcement describes as “some of the best orchestras in the U.S. and Canada.”

Every pair of tickets purchased online includes a redeemable code for a CD copy of The Who’s forthcoming album when it’s released. This offer is available to U.S. and Canada customers only and not valid for tickets purchased via resale. In addition, $1 from each ticket sold for the MOVING ON! TOUR will benefit Teen Cancer America.

To enter to win tickets, fans can post a picture of the bus on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #MagicBusEntry and follow + tag @LiveNation in the image. See rules for alternate method of entry. Sweepstakes ends Feb 10, 2019 at 11:59pm PST. Complete rules are here.

Fans in New York can find the Magic Bus route here; in Los Angeles, here; and in Chicago, here.

Tickets are available at Ticketmaster and here.

The Who 2019 North American Tour Dates

Spring Leg
May 7 / Van Andel Arena / Grand Rapids, MI
May 9 / KeyBank Center / Buffalo, NY
May 11 / Jiffy Lube Live / Bristow, VA
May 13 / Madison Square Garden / New York, NY
May 16 / Bridgestone Arena / Nashville, TN
May 18 / Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center / Noblesville, IN
May 21 / Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre / Chicago, IL
May 23 / Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis / Maryland Heights, MO
May 25 / Citizens Bank Park / Philadelphia, PA
May 28 / Little Caesars Arena / Detroit, MI
May 30 / PPG Paints Arena / Pittsburgh, PA
June 1 / Scotiabank Arena / Toronto, ON

Second Leg
Sept 6 / Xcel Energy Center / St. Paul, MN
Sept 8 / Alpine Valley Music Theatre / Alpine Valley, WI
Sept 10 / Blossom Music Center / Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Sept 13 / Fenway Park / Boston, MA
Sept 15 / Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater / Wantagh, NY
Sept 18 / State Farm Arena / Atlanta, GA
Sept 20 / BB&T Center / Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Sept 22 / Amalie Arena / Tampa, FL
Sept 25 / Toyota Center / Houston, TX
Sept 27 / American Airlines Center / Dallas, TX
Sept 29 / Pepsi Center / Denver, CO
Oct 11 / Hollywood Bowl / Los Angeles, CA
Oct 13 / Hollywood Bowl / Los Angeles, CA
Oct 16 / Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State Univ. / San Diego, CA
Oct 19 / T-Mobile Park / Seattle, WA
Oct 21 / Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena / Vancouver, BC
Oct 23 / Rogers Place / Edmonton, AB

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In between the North American legs, the group are expected to play several U.K. festivals over the summer.

The Who Perform at Air Canada Centre, in Toronto on April 27, 2016 (Photo: William Snyder / Trinifold; used with permission)

Pete Townshend stated: ““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?”

Commented Roger Daltrey: “Be aware Who fans! Just because it’s The Who with an orchestra, in no way will it compromise the way Pete and I deliver our music. This will be full throttle Who with horns and bells on.”

Watch The Who open their last show, on October 1, 2017, in Argentina

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