Ten dedicated Who fans have traded in their unused ticket for a cancelled 1979 gig in Rhode Island for the band’s upcoming show there in February next year, according to reports today.
Surviving members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will visit Rhode Island for the first time since ’79 as part of their massive North American tour when they perform at the Dunkin Donuts Center on February 26th.
Providence mayor Buddy Cianci cancelled The Who’s concert at the same venue that year – then known as the Providence Civic Center – after 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.
And with their return confirmed, The Who offered any fans who still happened to have their unused ticket a free trade for entry to next year’s gig, with ten fans doing so today (August 1st).
The Who’s North American tour, when they plan to perform the classic rock opera ‘Quadrophenia‘ in its entirety, will kick off on November 1st at the BankAtlantic Center in Florida.Just Published: