Bob Dylan and The Who Are Heading to an Arena Near You (Separately)

English rockers will play 'Quadrophenia' in full; the Bard will continue his never-ending tour

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Devon Maloney WRITTEN BY
Devon Maloney

Bob Dylan may never stop touring, but he hasn't announced an arena-level trek in six years — until now. His fresh dates starting next month will be in support of his 35th studio effort, Tempest, which arrives September 11 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his debut self-titled record.

In somewhat more unexpected news, the Who have also announced an arena tour, which marks their first dates since 2008 (though they did a pretty hilarious job of playing the Super Bowl in 2010). The band will will be playing the entirety of their 1973 rock opera Quadrophenia on their two-legged 2012-2013 jaunt, in addition to the hits they probably wouldn't be able to get away forgetting. They won't, per the AP, be reviving late founding members drummer Keith Moon and bassist John Entwistle via hologram, as the Olympics might have hoped they would.

"I thought about it but everybody is doing it now," said Roger Daltrey when he and Pete Townshend appeared at a press conference to announce the tour. "I don’t know whether we need it. And it’s only a gimmick. We were very good on gimmicks in the '70s but I think we can leave it alone now." Instead, Zak Starkey, Pino Palladino, Simon Townshend, Chris Stainton, Loren Gold and Frank Simes will support the two living original members, per Reuters.

Both tours, incidentally, will feature stops in Brooklyn, New York, at the new Barclay Center, the imminent home of Jay-Z's Brooklyn Nets. Tickets for the Who's tour go on sale to the band's official fan club at 10 a.m. tomorrow (July 20) and will be released to the public next Friday (July 27). Dylan's tour, which will be supported by Dire Straits' Mark Knopfler as a "special guest," is on sale now.

Bob Dylan's Tempest 2012 Fall Tour:
August 14 - Missoula, MT @ Big Sky Brewery
August 15 - Billings, MT @ Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
August 17 - Rapid City, SD @ Barnett Arena
August 18 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Sioux Falls Arena
August 19 - Fargo, ND @ Civic Auditorium
August 21 - Rochester, MN @ Taylor Arena
August 22 - Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
August 24 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Parkview Field
August 25 - Indianapolis, IN @ White River State Park
August 26 - Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavillion at Riverbend
August 28 - Youngstown, OH @ Covelli Centre
August 29 - Johnstown, PA @ Cambria County War Memorial
August 30 - Salisbury, MD @ Wicomico Youth & Civic Center
September 1 -Big Flats, NY @ Tag’s Summer Stage
September 2 - Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
September 6 - Lewiston, NY @ Artpark
September 7 - Holyoke, MA @ Mountain Park
September 8 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
September 9 - Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park Pavilion
October 5 - Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
October 6 - Regina, SK @ Brandt Centre
October 8 - Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Centre
October 9 - Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
October 10 - Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
October 12 - Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
October 13 - Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
October 15 - Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Arena
October 17 - San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
October 18 - San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
October 19 - Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
October 20 - Sacramento, CA @ Power Balance Pavilion
October 22 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara County Bowl
October 24 - San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
October 26 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
October 29 - Broomfield, CO @ 1STBANK Center
October 30 - Broomfield, CO @ 1STBANK Center
November 1 - Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre
November 2 - Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
November 3 - Omaha, NE @ Century/Link Center
November 5 - Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center
November 7 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
November 8 - Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Bradley Center
November 9 - Chicago, IL @ United Center
November 12 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
November 13 - Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
November 14 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
November 16 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
November 18 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden
November 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
November 20 - Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
November 21 - Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center

The Who 2012-2013 Fall/Winter Tour:
November 1 – Sunrise, FL @ BankAtlantic Center

November 3 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center

November 5 – Duluth, GA @ The Arena at Gwinnett Center

November 8 – Greenville, SC @ Bi-Lo Center

November 9 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum

November 11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ CONSOL Energy Arena

November 13 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center

November 14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center

November 16 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden

November 20 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre (on sale 7/28) 

November 23 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre

November 24 – Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena

November 27 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center

November 29 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena

December 2 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena

December 5 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden

December 6 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center

December 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center

December 9 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena

Leg Two:

January 28 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center

January 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center

February 1 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena

February 2 – Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center

February 5 – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center

February 6 – Glendale, AZ @ Jobing.com Arena

February 8 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

February 12 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center

February 14 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center

February 16 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Arena

February 17 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center

February 19 – Hamiltion, ON @ Copps Coliseum

February 21 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum

February 22 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwak Hall

February 24 – Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena

February 26 – Providence, RI @ Dunkin' Donuts Center

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