The Who Signs On for Vegas Gigs

Carla Harmon
March 15, 2017

The "Who Are You" rockers are led by 71-year-old guitarist Pete Townshend and 73-year-old singer Roger Daltrey.

Iconic rock band The Who, which last played Las Vegas last June at Caesars Palace's Colosseum, will return to the venue for six concerts this summer. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon.

Caesars Palace, one of the landmarks of Sin City, said that The Who will begin playing at the hotel on July 29.

The legendary rock band has sold over 100 million records since 1964 with hits such as "Pinball Wizard", "Won't Get Fooled Again", and "Baba O'Riley".

The Who are following in the footsteps of Mariah Carey, Celine Dion and Elton John by announcing a residency in Las Vegas. Past band members include wild man drummer Keith Moon, who died of a drug overdose in 1978, and bassist John Entwistle, who died of a cocaine-induced heart attack in Las Vegas, one day before The Who was slated to begin a 2002 USA tour. It marks the first time a "rock group" has performed at the venue since it opened back in 2003.

The first run opens July 29 with six shows through August 11. The Who will also play an acoustic version of Tommy, one of the defining rock operas, at Royal Albert Hall in London in two shows to raise money for young people with cancer.

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