Daltrey Calls America ‘Easiest Place To Tour’
The Who will launch their 17-date 2013 leg of its Quadrophenia & More Tour on January 28th in Anaheim, California. The tour, which is shaping up to be the longest run for the band since their 2006/2007 road trek behind their last album, Endless Wire, will take in a total of 17 shows in just under a month.
Frontman Roger Daltrey was asked if after the U.S. leg wraps up at the end of February, fans can expect to see the Who embarking on a world tour behind Quadrophenia: "One step at a time. America, it's somewhere if you're going to tour anywhere, it's the easiest place in the world to tour. And fabulous audiences. I love the American people, they've been incredibly good to us."
Pete Townshend explained that even without the Who's late co-founders John Entwistle and Keith Moon, he believes that he and Daltrey still embody a powerful creative partnership: "It's not just about the largest numbers, it's about the greatest effectiveness. And I think that, you know, Roger and I together, once the creative work is done, you know, we're a good delivery system (laughs)."
The Who tour dates (subject to change):
January 28 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
January 30 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
February 1 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
February 2 - Reno, NV - Reno Events Center
February 5 - San Diego, CA - Valley View Casino Center
February 6 - Glendale, AZ - Jobing.com Arena
February 8, 10 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel / Casino
February 12 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
February 14 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
February 16 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center
February 17 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
February 19 - Hamilton, ON - Copps Coliseum
February 21 - Uniondale, NY - Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
February 22 - Atlantic City, NJ - Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
February 24 - Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena
February 26 - Providence, RI - Dunkin' Donuts Center