Via theWho.com: After serious consideration, it is with much regret that The Who have postponed their UK and Ireland tour, due to start next Monday March 16th in Manchester at the Manchester Arena and finishing at Wembley SSE Arena on April 8th. 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 dates will be rescheduled for later in the year. All tickets will be honored.
Singer Roger Daltrey assures fans that the shows will“definitely happen and it may be the last time we do a tour of this type, so keep those tickets, as the shows will be fantastic.”
Pete Townshend said the band,”haven’t reached this decision easily, but given the concerns about public gatherings, we couldn’t go ahead.”He added that“if one fan caught Coronavirus at a WHO concert it would be one too many.”
Unfortunately,the Who will also be unable to appear at the Royal Albert Hall on March 28th as part of the annual Teenage Cancer Trust shows, but intend to reschedule that show also, with more news to follow.
The postponed shows are:
March 16– Manchester Arena
March 18– Dublin 3 Arena
March 21– Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
March 23– Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena
March 25– Leeds First Direct Arena
March 28– London Royal Albert Hall (Teenage Cancer Trust show)
March 30– Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
April 1– Birmingham Resorts World Arena
April 3– Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
April 6– Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
April 8– London SSE Wembley Arena