For many fans, including members of The Who themselves, the joint tour makes conceptual sense.

The Who guitarist Pete Townshend said of the pairing, “I’ve always been a fan of the Black Crowes, and Jimmy played on The Who’s first successful record – he played rhythm guitar on ‘I Can’t Explain.’ It’s gonna be good to be together.”

The Who’s manager, Bill Curbishley, also manages Jimmy Page. With two major artists out at the same time, Curbishley was able to implement a time- and cost-cutting measure by using much of the same crew and production for both tours.

“Certain lighting plots and backdrops will change, and some of the sound requirements are different, but the actual crew will essentially be the same,” Ann Weldon in Curbishley’s Trinifold U.S. office told Pollstar.

One thing that won’t be integrated are tickets for the two shows.

The band are not packaged together as bargain for fans; tickets for both shows will be sold separately. April 29 is the on-sale date for the 22 announced Page/Crowes shows while The Who dates are already on sale.

The Page/Crowes co-bill kicks off June 24 at the New World Music Theatre near Chicago. Other key dates include July 10 at Jones Beach Amphitheater near New York and August 15 at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre south of Los Angeles.

The Who go mobile June 25 at the New World Theatre outside Chicago.