The Who Hits 50! Tour

The Who’s celebration of five decades of rocking continues with today’s announcement of 2015 North American dates for “The Who Hits 50! Tour.” The band has booked more than 40 dates divided up into spring and fall legs.

Following a run of U.K. gigs in November, the U.S./Canadian trek launches in April in Tampa, Fla. The Who is sharing the love with the East and West coast as well as a handful of gigs in the provinces.

Pete Townshend has described the setlist for the tour as “all the hits, picks, mixes and misses.”

To coincide with the big 5-0 milestone, the group is releasing The Who Hits 50! on Oct. 27 via Geffen/Universal Enterprises (UMe). The collection of tunes is made up of a selection of  The Who’s greatest tracks, from their first recordings as The High Numbers to the brand new song “Be Lucky.”

Here’s the plan for the North American portion of the golden anniversary trek, which Daltrey has called “the beginning of the long goodbye.”

April 15 – Tampa, Fla., Amalie Arena           
April 17 – Miami, Fla., AmericanAirlines Arena       
April 19 – Jacksonville, Fla., Jacksonville Veterans Mem. Arena     
April 21 – Raleigh, N.C., PNC Arena           
April 23 – Duluth, Ga., The Arena At Gwinnett Center
April 27 – Austin, Texas, Frank Erwin Center          
April 29 – Houston, Texas, Toyota Center    
May 2 – Dallas, Texas, American Airlines Center     
May 5 – Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center     
May 7 – St. Louis, Mo., Scottrade Center     
May 9 – Louisville, Ky., KFC Yum! Center
May 11 – Nashville, Tenn., Bridgestone Arena         
May 13 – Rosemont, Ill., Allstate Arena       
May 15 – Columbus, Ohio, Nationwide Arena
May 17 – Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center       
May 20 – Uniondale, N.Y., Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum   
May 22 – Atlantic City, N.J., Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall            
May 24 – Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun Arena   
May 26 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Barclays Center  
May 30 – Queens, N.Y., Forest Hills Stadium          
Sept. 14 – San Diego, Calif., Valley View Casino Center    
Sept. 16 – Anaheim, Calif., Honda Center    
Sept. 19 – Las Vegas, Nev., The Colosseum At Caesars Palace
Sept. 21 – Los Angeles, Calif., Staples Center          
Sept. 23 – Oakland, Calif., Oracle Arena      
Sept. 25 – Portland, Ore., Moda Center        
Sept. 27 – Seattle, Wash., KeyArena At Seattle Center
Sept. 29 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Rogers Arena
Oct. 1 – Calgary, Alberta, Scotiabank Saddledome  
Oct. 3 – Edmonton, Alberta, Rexall Place    
Oct. 6 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, SaskTel Sports Centre  
Oct. 8 – Winnipeg, Manitoba, MTS Centre   
Oct. 10 – Minneapolis, Minn., Target Center            
Oct. 13 – Milwaukee, Wis., BMO Harris Bradley Center     
Oct. 15 – Chicago, Ill., United Center          
Oct. 17 – Detroit, Mich., Joe Louis Arena
Oct. 19 – Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre        
Oct. 21 – Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre        
Oct. 23 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Consol Energy Center     
Oct. 25 – Newark, N.J., Prudential Center    
Oct. 27 – New York, N.Y., Madison Square Garden Arena
Oct. 29 – Boston, Mass., TD Garden           
Nov. 1 – Washington, D.C., Verizon Center
Nov. 4 – Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center

A presale for fan club members launches Saturday, Oct. 11 at 10 a.m. local time. Citi is holding a presale via its Private Pass Program beginning Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. local time. The general public onsale is scheduled Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. local time.

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