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
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
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