The Who is one of the most iconic and influential rock bands of all time. Well past their early years of exploding drum sets and smashing guitars, this radical group is still touring the world and sharing their timeless music. The Who Hits 50 Tour is an extraordinary series of concerts celebrating a half-century of live performances by Pete Townshend and friends. Concerts are scheduled throughout North America and Europe over the next several months, and we are extremely excited for their visit to our very own Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Located just down the road from Nu Hotel in Downtown Brooklyn, the Barclays is the newest major sports and music arena in New York City. Currently home of the Brooklyn Nets and future home of the NHL’s storied Islanders franchise, the arena is a testament to a revival of local pride and sportsmanship. The state-of-the-art accommodations and technology, as well as local, artisanal food and craft beers, make the Barclays Center an ideal place to see these legends from the British Invasion.
The Who Hits 50 coincides with the recent release of the band’s 2-CD album of the same name. The collection consists of old hits and lesser-known gems from The Who. As critics and fans look forward to the upcoming tour, a set list similar to the album is expected, including a dance-worthy, digitized intro to Baba O’Riley, and classic tracks such as Postcard, and Athena.
Blaring rifts from legendary guitarist Pete Townshend, the soulful singing of flamboyant frontman Roger Daltrey, and the formidable plucking of bassist John Entwistle are guaranteed to move the entire audience at the Barclays Center to its feet—just as they’ve been doing for half a century. Fans will remember Keith Moon, and celebrate the band at this once-in-a-lifetime show.
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