The Who are the latest act to postpone a tour as a result of coronavirus concerns, calling off a run of dates in the U.K. and Ireland. The dates were set to take place between March 16 and April 8, but will be rescheduled for later in the year, with all tickets remaining valid.
“After serious consideration, is it with much regret that the Who have postponed their U.K. and Ireland tour,” a statement read. “The fans’ safety is paramount, and given the developing coronavirus situation, the band felt that they had no option but to postpone the shows.”
The Who also postponed their appearance at the annual Teenage Cancer Trust show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on March 28 for the same reasons, saying that date will also be rescheduled in the near future. Singer Roger Daltrey said the shows would “definitely happen. … It may be the last time we do a tour of this type, so keep those tickets, as the shows will be fantastic.” Guitarist Pete Townshend added that “if one fan caught coronavirus at a Who concert, it would be one too many.”
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