Any fans who still happen to have their unused ticket for The Who‘s cancelled 1979 show at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Rhode Island that year will be able to use the stub to attend the band’s scheduled gig there next year.
The Who’s concert at the Rhode Island venue in ’79, then known as the Providence Civic Center, was cancelled in the wake of the Riverfront Coliseum tragedy in December 1979, when 11 fans were killed and many others injured during a stampede for seats shortly after doors were opened. In the wake of the incident, Providence mayor Buddy Cianci pulled the show citing safety concerns.
And now, with The Who set to return to Rhode Island for the first time since that incident on February 26th next year as part of their massive North American tour, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend have made the pledge to honour any of the near-35 year old tickets which survive to this day.
Townshend is returning to The Who fold after taking a break from touring last year, with the surviving duo set to perform their rock opera ‘Quadrophenia‘ in full along side a selection of other firm classics.
The tour will begin on November 1st at the BankAtlantic Center in Florida.Just Published: