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I can still remember a vivid memory of the first time I listened to The Who. I was a young kid in the 1970’s and I could hear the wailing guitar and fierce vocals of The Who coming from my older brother’s room. I was drawn to it as I got closer and closer to get more of my fix of my craving for Rock n Roll. My older sisters were busy playing the latest disco tunes and practicing their dance moves but that was no match to the fire that The Who ignited in me. I loved the raw intensity of their music and how it’s organic sound just spoke to me, a rebellious young child who refused to be my sister’s dance partner any more. I wanted….. ROCK N ROLL and The Who were there to welcome me with open arms!

The Who are turning 50 years old and their music still grabs me every time I hear it, whether it be catching My Generation, or reminiscing as I listen to songs from Tommy, or signing loudly to Won’t Get Fooled Again or I Can’t Explain, or even getting deep and profound with Behind Blue Eyes, they have been the music which became the soundtrack to my life, for my ups and my downs and through the good times and band. Whatever your mood, there is a Who song to speak to you!  I am so excited to announce that they will be heading out on a 50th Anniversary Tour in 2015.

THE WHO, one of rock’s most legendary and defining bands, will celebrate their 50-year legacy when they bring their “THE WHO HITS 50!” tour to North America in 2015.  “THE WHO HITS 50!” tour will kick off its spring run April 15 in Tampa, FL and include 20 stops throughout the east before wrapping May 30 in Forest Hills, NY.  The fall legwill launch September 14 in San Diego, CA and begin with west coast dates throughout the U.S. and across Canada before concluding November 4 in Philadelphia, PA.  Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 17 at 10:00 AM (local time) at www.thewho.com.  “THE WHO HITS 50!” tour is being presented by AEG Live.

Set lists on these shows will take  their audience on an “Amazing Journey” through THE WHO’s entire career, from the band’s early days to classic albums including WHO’S NEXT,TOMMY, QUADROPHENIA, MY GENERATION and LIVE AT LEEDS, through the present day.

Citi is the official credit card of “THE WHO HITS 50!” tour.  Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets for the U.S. dates beginning Monday, October 13 at10:00 AM through Citi’s Private Pass Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

Exclusive VIP packages for the “THE WHO HITS 50!” tour includes reserved tickets with amazing seats, special access to THE WHO’S VIP preshow soundcheck, pre-show VIP parties, autographed limited edition memorabilia and much more.  Additional details on tickets and VIP packages can be found at www.thewho.com.  In addition, $1 from each ticket sold on “THE WHO HITS 50!” tour will benefit Teen Cancer America .

For fan club ticket presales, visit TheWho.com. THE WHO fan club members get a 48-hour exclusive window before anyone else to purchase presale tickets for the tour.  For US dates, the fanclub presale begins Saturday October 11 at 10:00 AM local time and for Canadian dates fanclub presale begins Tuesday, October 14 at 10:00 AM local time. Current fan club members can log in to their fan club account to gain access to ticket presales. Not a member? Join today by visiting fanclub.thewho.com/signup.

The show–described by PETE TOWNSHEND as–“Hits, Picks, Mixes and Misses” will see the band play all their classic anthems as well as tackling deeper cuts from their catalog.

This is the beginning of the long goodbye,” says ROGER DALTREY of the upcoming tour.

PETE TOWNSHEND commented, “Trying to stay young. Not wearing socks. Growing a great big Woodcutter’s beard. Might even wear a check shirt on stage and get a tattoo of a Union Jack. Always a fashion victim. But under no illusions. We are what we are, and extremely good at it, but we’re lucky to be alive and still touring.”

So make sure to check the dates below and I hope they will be coming to a city near you in 2015!

DATE CITY VENUE
2015 Tour Dates – Leg 1
Wed 4/15 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
Fri 4/17 Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena
Sun 4/19 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Tue 4/21 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
*Thu 4/23 Duluth, GA The Arena at Gwinnett Center
Mon 4/27 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
Wed 4/29 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Sat 5/2 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Mon 5/11 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Wed 5/13 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
Fri 5/15 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
Sun 5/17 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Wed 5/20 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
Fri 5/22 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
Sun 5/24 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Tue 5/26 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Sat 5/30 Forest Hills, NY Forest Hills Stadium
*On sale Friday, October 17 at 9:00 AM
2015 Tour Dates – Leg 2
Mon 9/14 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
Wed 9/16 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
Sat 9/19 Las Vegas, NV Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Mon 9/21 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
Wed 9/23 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
Fri 9/25 Portland, OR Moda Center
Sun 9/27 Seattle, WA KeyArena
Tue 9/29 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Thu 10/1 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
Sat 10/10 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Tue 10/13 Milwaukee, WI BMO Harris Bradley Center
Thu 10/15 Chicago, IL United Center
Sat 10/17 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
Mon 10/19 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Wed 10/21 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Fri 10/23 Pittsburgh, PA CONSOL Energy Center
Sun 10/25 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Tue 10/27 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Thu 10/29 Boston, MA TD Garden
Sun 11/1 Washington, DC Verizon Center
Wed 11/4 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center

 

~ Marisol

 

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Photo by Rolf Pfau Monsters of Rock Cruise 2014

Photo by Rolf Pfau
Monsters of Rock Cruise 2014

One of my favorite rock bands of all time, Y&T is celebrating 40 years of Rockin The Planet. Maybe one of the reasons I have always loved them is that they were a local band from the Bay Area and I saw them perform maybe over 25 times.  Y & T started in Oakland, California and originally released their first couple albums under the name Yesterday & Today. Since 1974 they have released 18 albums, three greatest hits collections, plus a box set and have sold over 4 million albums.

Long before Motley Crue, Guns n Roses, RATT, Metallica, there was Y&T and they are one of the founding rock bands that set the standard for many to rock! They have never stopped rockin the planet and there is no slowing down in sight for these guys. You can celebrate their 40 year anniversary by purchasing their “40” design tee which is available on their website here: http://store.meniketti.com/   Also make sure to catch them out on tour. Y&T promises to deliver a high energy powerful set filled with their hits, fan favorites and even some of those songs you haven’t heard in a long time! Check out the tour dates below:

US
April 11 ~ Etobicoke, Canada – The Rockpile West
April 12 ~ Toronto, Canada – The Rockpile East
April 13 ~ Akron, NY – Braun’s Concert Cove
April 16 ~ Pittsburgh, PA – Deadhorse Cantina & Music Hall
April 17 ~ Cleveland, OH – Cleveland Agora
April 18 ~ Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
April 19 ~ Bolingbrook, IL – Tailgaters
April 21 ~ Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
April 22 ~ Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
April 25 ~ Lakewood, CO – Eck’s Saloon
May 8 ~ Agoura Hills, CA – Canyon Club
May 9 ~ San Juan Capistrano, CA – Coach House
May 10 ~ Hermosa Beach, CA – Saint Rocke
June 14 ~ Elko, NV – Elko Motorcycle Jamboree – Rumble in the Rubies
August 22 ~ Reno, NV – Knitting Factory Concert House Reno
August 23 ~ Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades

Europe
June 7 ~ Solvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
October 9 ~ Madrid, Spain – Shoko Live
October 10 ~ Bilbao, Spain – Cafe Antzokia
October 11 ~ Calella, Spain – Calella Rockfest
October 12 ~ Seville, Spain – Sala Custom
October 16 ~ Zwolle, Netherlands – Hedon
October 17 ~ Zoetermeer, Netherlands – Boerderij
October 18 ~ Uden, Netherlands – de Pul
October 19 ~ Vosselaar, Belgium – Biebob
October 20 ~ Nuremberg, Germany – Hirsch
October 23 ~ Aschaffenburg, Germany – Colos-Saal
October 24 ~ Isernhagen, Germany – Blues Garage
October 25 ~ Essen, Germany – Turock
October 26 ~ Hamburg, Germany – Downtown Bluesclub
October 29 ~ Vauréal, France – Le Forum
October 31 ~ Cardiff, Wales, UK – The Globe
November 1 ~ London, UK – O2 Academy Islington
November 2 ~ Southampton, UK – The Brook
November 4 ~ Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy 3
November 6 ~ Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC Academy Glasgow
November 7 ~ Newcastle, UK – O2 Academy Newcastle
November 8 ~ Nottingham, UK – Rock City
November 11 ~ Dublin, Ireland – The Village
November 12 ~ Belfast, N Ireland – Limelight 1
November 14 ~ Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales, UK – Hard Rock Hell
November 15 ~ Bilston, UK – The Robin 2

Schedule subject to change. Be sure to verify with each venue.

Make sure you visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news. I will leave you with my Top 5 Favorite Y & T songs. This was a hard list to compile because I think I had about 25 ultra favorites to squeeze into my top five. Enjoy, Marisol

5. Lipstick & Leather

4. Don’t Stop Running

3. Rescue Me

2. Forever

1. Black Tiger

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