You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

The Who Postpones North American Tour

The Who has postponed its 50th anniversary tour indefinitely.

The band is delaying all 50 dates of this fall’s “The Who Hits 50!” North American tour. The Who plans on rescheduling the concerts for next spring, they announced on Friday.

Earlier this month, The Who canceled the first four shows of the tour that was to begin this week after lead singer Roger Daltrey contracted viral meningitis. Daltrey said his doctor recommends immediate and prolonged rest.

“We are very sorry to disappoint our fans in this way,” Daltry said in a statement. “For the last four weeks, I have been in and out of the hospital and have been diagnosed with viral meningitis. I am now on the mend and feeling a lot better, but I am going to need a considerable time to recover. The doctors tell me I will make a complete recovery, but that I should not do any touring this year.”

The Who also canceled shows in their hometown of London at the end of last year after Daltry, 71, contracted a throat infection.

Here’s a full list of postponed dates:

9/14 San Diego, CA at Valley View Casino Center
9/16 Anaheim, CA at Honda Center
9/19 Las Vegas, NV at Colosseum at Caesars Palace
9/21 Los Angeles, CA at STAPLES Center
9/24 Portland, OR at Moda Center
9/27 Seattle, WA at KeyArena at Seattle Center
9/29 Vancouver, BC at Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
10/1 Calgary, AB at Scotiabank Saddledome
10/3 Edmonton, AB at Rexall Place
10/6 Saskatoon, SK at SaskTel Centre
10/8 Winnipeg, MB at MTS Centre
10/10 Minneapolis, MN at Target Center
10/13 Milwaukee, WI at BMO Harris Bradley Center
10/15 Chicago, IL at United Center
10/17 Detroit, MI at Joe Louis Arena
10/19 Toronto, ON at Air Canada Centre
10/23 Pittsburgh, PA at CONSOL Energy Center
10/25 Newark, NJ at Prudential Center
10/27 New York, NY at Madison Square Garden
10/29 Boston, MA at TD Garden
11/1 Washington, DC at Verizon Center
11/4 Philadelphia, PA at Wells Fargo Center
12/1 Toronto, ON at Air Canada Centre
12/4 Louisville, KY at KFC Yum! Center
12/6 St. Louis, MO at Scottrade Center
12/8 Kansas City, MO at Sprint Center
12/10 Denver, CO at Pepsi Center
12/13 Oakland, CA at Oracle Arena

More Music

  • 50 Cent Power

    NYPD Officer Under Investigation for Allegedly Telling Police to Shoot 50 Cent 'on Sight'

    A New York City precinct commander is under investigation for allegedly telling officers to shoot rapper 50 Cent on sight, a police rep confirmed to Variety on Sunday. “The matter is under internal review,” an NYPD rep said, declining to answer further questions. Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez is accused of telling officers during a June 7 roll [...]

  • Phoebe Bridgers Slams Ryan Adams’ ‘Network’

    Phoebe Bridgers Slams Ryan Adams’ ‘Network’ of Enablers

    Singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers, one of multiple women who accused Ryan Adams of sexual misconduct last week in a New York Times article, issued a statement late Saturday slamming the “network” of people who enabled Adams’ behavior. “It’s been a weird week and I wanted to say a couple things,” she wrote on Instagram. “Thank you [...]

  • Bette Midler

    Bette Midler to Perform on the Oscars (EXCLUSIVE)

    Bette Midler will perform “The Place Where Lost Things Go” at the Oscar ceremonies on Feb. 24, Variety has learned. Midler, a longtime friend of composer-lyricist Marc Shaiman, will sing the song originally performed by Emily Blunt in “Mary Poppins Returns.” The song, by Shaiman and his lyricist partner Scott Wittman, is one of five [...]

  • Kacey Musgraves, winner of the awards

    Kacey Musgraves to Present at the Oscars

    Hot off her album of the year award at last weekend’s Grammys, Kacey Musgraves has been tapped to present at the Oscars on Feb. 24, Variety has learned. She joins previously announced presenters Chris Evans, Brie Larson, Awkwafina, Daniel Craig, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Lopez, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Amandla Stenberg, Charlize Theron, Tessa Thompson, [...]

  • Olmo Teodoro Cuaron, Alfonso Cuaron and

    Alfonso Cuarón Tells Why His Scoreless 'Roma' Prompted an 'Inspired' Companion Album

    Back around the ‘90s, “music inspired by the film” albums got a bad name, as buyers tired of collections full of random recordings that clearly were inspired by nothing but the desire to use movie branding to launch a hit song. But Alfonso Cuarón, the director of “Roma,” is determined to find some artistic validity [...]

  • Panic at the Disco Concert Review

    Concert Review: Panic! at the Disco Brings Theatrical Flair to Forum

    At one particularly crowd-pleasing point during Panic! at the Disco’s show Friday at the Forum, Brendon Urie played the group’s cover of one of the “Greatest Showman” songs, from the recent tribute album devoted to that film, and it’s not hard to see why he would gravitate to the musical. Urie’s so much of a [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content