Guess Who's Back
Classic rockers The Who make long-awaited return to Austin on upcoming tour
The legendary rock band The Who will make their long-awaited return to Austin as part of their 2022 tour, The Who Hits Back!, this time playing a brand-new venue, Moody Center, on May 3.
The two-leg North American tour will start in Hollywood, Florida, on April 22, hitting 15 cities over the course of a month, including Austin, then Dallas on May 5 and Houston on May 8. After dates in their native United Kingdom in June and July, the band will return to this side of the Atlantic for 14 more concerts in October and November.
It’s been seven long years since The Who played in Texas, as their last Austin concert was April 27, 2015. The band was scheduled to play in Dallas as part of their 2019-2020 Moving On! tour, but the first date on September 27, 2019 was postponed due to illness, and the makeup date on April 27, 2020 was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist/songwriter Pete Townshend, along with their backing band, will play many of their classic songs on the tour, as well as songs from their most recent album, 2019’s WHO. The band has released 12 albums over their almost 60-year career, with WHO being their first new album in 13 years.
Tickets for all concerts will go on sale to the public beginning 10 am Friday, February 11 at LiveNation.com. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning 10 am Monday, February 7 through 10 pm Thursday, February 10. The Who’s fan club presale starts 10 am Wednesday, February 9 and runs through 10 pm Thursday, February 10.