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Classic rockers The Who make long-awaited return to Houston on upcoming tour

The Who make long-awaited rockin' return to Houston on upcoming tour

Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend from The Who
Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, aka The Who, will return to The Woodlands on May 8. Photo by William Synder Trinifold

The legendary rock band The Who will make their long-awaited return to the Houston area as part of their 2022 tour, "The Who Hits Back!," playing at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands on May 8. 

The two-leg North American tour will start in Hollywood, Florida on April 22, hitting 15 cities over the course of a month, including Austin on May 3 and Dallas on May 5. After dates in their native United Kingdom in June and July, they'll return to this side of the Atlantic for 14 more concerts in October and November.

As CultureMap reported, The Who last played Houston on September 25, 2019 for the "Moving On!" tour, but the show was abruptly canceled eight songs in. They were scheduled to play in Houston on April 30, 2020.

Now, Singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist/songwriter Pete Townshend, along with their backing band, will play many of their classic songs on the tour, as well as songs from their most recent album, 2019's WHO. The band has released 12 albums over their almost 60-year career, with WHO being their first new album in 13 years.

Tickets for all concerts will go on sale to the public beginning 10 am Friday, February 11 at American Express Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning 10 am Monday, February 7 through 10 pm Thursday, February 10. The Who’s fan club presale starts 10 am Wednesday, February 9 and runs through 10 pm Thursday, February 10.