The Who Cares About Cancer

The Who announces its final show on its current U.S. tour – a cancer-fighting benefit in New York City that also includes Elvis Costello & The Imposters.  Tickets go on sale this weekend.

Photo: John Davisson
Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill.

The Feb. 28 show in NYC will be somewhat of a departure for Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey from the arenas the band is playing on the current tour.  Instead of booking the Madison Square Garden Arena, The Who has chosen the adjoining (and more intimate) Theatre at Madison Square Garden.

The evening will also be a departure from the band’s standard setlist for this tour with The Who choosing to play a greatest hits show rather than present its classic 1973 album, Quadrophenia, in its entirety.

Proceeds will benefit Teen Cancer America and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. 

The gig will be the first New York-area concert The Who has performed for Teen Cancer America, but it’s not the band’s first experience fighting the good fight. In England, The Who has been working with and performing benefits for Teenage Cancer Trust for more than a decade.

Tickets and VIP packages go on sale Feb. 2 at 10 a.m.  As a participating donor, Ticketmaster is waiving convenience fees for folks choosing the VIP way of experiencing The Who.  Click here for more information.