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The Who Postpone Upcoming UK And Ireland Tour Due To Coronavirus

Thursday, 12 March 2020 Written by Laura Johnson

The Who have postponed their upcoming UK and Ireland tour.

The legendary rockers were due to kick off the run on March 16 at Manchester Arena but have pulled the performances due to "the developing Coronavirus situation." They have also had to cancel their performance at the Royal Albert Hall on March 28 as part of the Teenage Cancer Trust series.

In a statement, the band have assured fans their tour dates will be rescheduled for later in the year and that original tickets will be valid. It has not yet been confirmed if their spring US shows will go ahead. Read more below.

The Who returned in late 2019 with 'WHO', their first studio album in 13 years.

After serious consideration, it is with much regret that THE WHO have postponed their UK tour, due to start next Monday March 16th in Manchester at the Manchester Arena and finishing at Wembley SSE Arena on April 8th. The fans' safety is paramount and given the developing Coronavirus situation, the band felt that they had no option but to postpone the shows.

The dates will be rescheduled for later in the year. All tickets will be honoured.

Singer Roger Daltrey assures fans that the shows will "definitely happen and it may be the last time we do a tour of this type, so keep those tickets, as the shows will be fantastic.”

Pete Townshend said the band, ”haven't reached this decision easily, but given the concerns about public gatherings, we couldn’t go ahead.” He added that “if one fan caught Coronavirus at a WHO concert it would be one too many.”

Unfortunately, THE WHO will also be unable to appear at the Royal Albert Hall on March 28th as part of the annual Teenage Cancer Trust shows, but intend to reschedule that show also, with more news to follow.

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