The Who apparently are prepared to stay on the road beyond their 50th anniversary with the announcement of a new late-summer European trek dubbed the Back to The Who Tour. The outing — which kicks off on August 29 in Glasgow, U.K., and is plotted out through a September 19 show in Milan, Italy — will take place prior to the band’s just-confirmed appearance at the star-studded classic-rock-themed Desert Trip festival in Indio, California.
The tour also will include stops in four other U.K. cities, two German dates and performances in Vienna, Austria, and Bologna, Italy.
The Who recently launched the second North American leg of its The Who Hits 50! Tour, which will wind down May 29 in Las Vegas, and the band also has lined up a four European dates in the middle of June. You can check out the group’s full itinerary at TheWho.com.
As previously reported, The Who and Roger Waters both will perform during the final day of the Desert Trip Festival, which runs from October 7 to October 9 at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio. The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan will play the event’s first day, while Paul McCartney and Neil Young will take the stage for day two of the fest.
Here are The Who’s newly announced European dates:
8/29 — Glasgow, UK, The SSE Hydro
8/31 — Manchester, UK, Manchester Arena
9/3 — Sheffield, UK, Sheffield Arena
9/5 — Birmingham, UK, Genting Arena
9/7 — Liverpool, UK, Echo Arena Liverpool
9/10 — Oberhausen, Germany, Koenig Pilsener Arena
9/12 — Stuttgart, Germany, Schleyer-Halle
9/14 — Vienna, Austria, Wiener Stadhalle
9/17 — Bologna, Italy, Unipol Arena
9/19 — Milan, Italy, Mediolanum Forum
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