(Grand Rapids, MI) One of rock’s most legendary and defining bands, THE WHO announced today that they will return to Grand Rapids to perform at Van Andel Arena for one night only on July 25th. The London Souls will open the show.
Tickets will go on sale to the public beginning Friday, March 24 at 11AM. Tickets will be on sale at both the Van Andel Arena box office locally, and online at ticketmaster.com. In addition, $1 from each ticket sold will benefit Teen Cancer America (www.teencanceramerica.org).
Show promoter AEG Presents says fans can expect the band to take them on an ‘Amazing Journey’ through their entire career from the days of ‘THE HIGH NUMBERS’ to classic albums such as ‘WHO’S NEXT,’ ‘TOMMY,’ ‘QUADROPHENIA,’ ‘MY GENERATION’ and ‘LIVE AT LEEDS’ up to the present day.
THE WHO have sold over 100 million records since forming in 1964; they brought together four different personalities and in effect produced a musical hurricane. Each of them was a pioneer. Wildman drummer Keith Moon beat his kit with a chaotic elegance; stoic bassist John Entwistle held down the center with the melodic virtuosity of a solo guitarist; raging intellectual Pete Townshend punctuated the epic universality of his songs with the windmill slamming of his fingers across his guitar strings; and Roger Daltrey roared above it all with an impossibly virile macho swagger. They exploded conventional rhythm and blues structures, challenged pop music conventions, and redefined what was possible on stage, in the recording studio, and on vinyl. Now into their 53rd year, the band is still going strong and winning rave reviews.
WOOD Radio has been selected as an official promotion partner for the WHO Show at Van Andel Arena. Listen weekday mornings this week to WOOD Radio for a chance to win free tickets to the Van Andel Arena.