The Who’s newly announced “Moving On!” tour will bring Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, and Co. to Philadelphia in the spring for a night of classic rock tunes backed by a full orchestra.
Launching May 7 in Michigan, the tour hits Citizens Bank Park on May 25. Tickets go on sale starting Friday, and are available via the Live Nation website.
At each stop on the tour, musicians from local orchestras will join The Who on stage. Daltrey said fans shouldn’t take that as a gimmick.
“Be aware, Who fans,” Daltrey said in a release. “Just because it’s The Who with an orchestra, in no way will it compromise the way Pete and I deliver our music. This will be full-throttle Who with horns and bells on.”
Daltrey and Townshend will be joined by their usual backing band: guitarist Simon Townshend, bassist Jon Button, drummer Zak Starkey, and keyboardist Loren Gold.
The tour is not being marketed as a farewell, though it is the band’s first run of dates since 2017. Daltrey recently told Rolling Stone it could be close to the end, given his age.
“I’m just being realistic about going through the 75th year of my life,” he said. “I don’t want to be not as good as I was two years ago.”
It will be a big weekend for Citizens Bank Park: Billy Joel is slated to play there on May 24, the sixth consecutive year he’s played there.