Who Tribute Show Lineup Growing

The lineup of artists and bands honoring The Who next month just got bigger as Raul Midon and Nicole Atkins join in on the fun.

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Outside Lands festival, San Francisco.

The “Tribute To The Music Of The Who” takes place at New York City’s Carnegie Hall March 2.

Previously announced artists and bands appearing at the all-star concert include The Smithereens, Bettye LaVette, Jason Isbell, Bobby McFerrin, Bob Mould, Warren Haynes, Gaslight Anthem, Sondre Lerche, The Postelles, Living Colour, Robyn Hitchcock and Mose Allison.

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Turner Hall, Milwaukee, Wis.

While it’s almost impossible to imagine anyone but The Who performing the band’s incredible catalog of songs, some details as to who will be playing which tunes has been released. Expect Gaslight Anthem performing “Baba O’Riley,” Hitchcock playing “Substitute,” LaVette singing “Love Reign O’er Me” and McFerrin offering his own unique take on “My Generation.”

The “Tribute To the Music Of The Who” is being staged by Knitting Factory and City Winery founder Michael Dorf, who has organized some of the biggest artist tributes in the music biz, including events honoring Bruce Springsteen, R.E.M., Elton John and Joni Mitchell.

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Kiev Jazz Festival, Kiev, Ukraine

As always, all profits from the upcoming Who tribute will help provide needed funds for music education charities serving disadvantaged New York City schoolchildren. Tickets range from $45 to $130. For more information, click here for the event’s Web site.