Guess Which Iconic Band Just Announced a Las Vegas Residency
The Who are set to stage a residency in Las Vegas. As reported by The Guardian, the group will perform six shows at the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace this summer, beginning on July 29. The shows—which will also include performances on August 1, 4, 7, 9 and 11—are being billed as a “first run,” implying that additional dates will likely be revealed soon.
The announcement comes as The Who wrap up what they’re calling their “last big tour,” with five rescheduled concerts slated to take place in England next month. Two acoustic performances of the band’s classic 1968 album, Tommy, are on tap as well, as part of a benefit being staged at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Despite talk of an imminent “farewell,” last December Pete Townshend hinted to Rolling Stone that The Who were not ready to retire.
“It's much nicer to play our music to younger audiences, who really haven't grown up with it,” the guitarist said. “That's what struck me about the last five weeks of the tour; we were playing to a much larger number of younger people. I just feel, like, ‘Wow. I'm alive to see a new generation of people really get this stuff.’ It's just a real kick.”