Who loves Canada? Who. Who? Uhh.
Legendary rock band The Who (or what is left of it, anyway) has announced a whopping seven Canadian stops on the first leg of their upcoming North American tour.
The trek will kick off with a show on September 12 in Philadelphia, followed by stops in Ottawa, London, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. For now, the tour is scheduled to wrap up on December 4 in Toronto.
More North American shows are being planned for November and December, and should be announced shortly (let’s hope for some East Coast representation).
With tour stops in the works for South America, Japan, Australia and Europe in 2007, it’s the first time the band has launched a full-size world tour in two decades.
Unfortunately, only two original band members remain — singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend. Drummer Keith Moon and bassist John Entwistle have both died.
On October 23, The Who are also set to release a new album, possibly titled “Who 2.”
Here’s the full list of North American dates thus far, courtesy of Jam! Showbiz:
Sept. 12 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Centre
Sept. 13 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
Sept. 15 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
Sept. 16 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden
Sept. 18 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Sept. 21 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sept. 25 Chicago, IL United Center
Sept. 29 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
Sept. 30 London, ON John Labatt Center
Oct. 3 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
Oct. 5 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
Oct. 6 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
Oct. 8 Vancouver, BC GM Place
Oct. 10 Portland, OR Rose Garden
Oct. 11 Seattle, WA Key Arena
Nov. 5 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
Dec. 4 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre