The Who Crowdsourcing For 50th Anniversary Tour Program
The Who is once again calling on the help of fans in their 50th anniversary celebrations. In addition to asking for contributions to the upcoming Who Hits 50 tour and double-disc compilation, fans have now been asked to pitch in for the 50th anniversary tour program. The Who has already announced a dozen dates in Ireland and the UK, with North American shows slated for the spring. No official dates for this side of the pond have been announced yet.
A message was posted on TheWho.com stating:
Be Included in The Who Tour Program!
The Who Hits 50! Tour begins later this year. To get geared up we're looking for you, the greatest fans in the world, to scan and email us YOUR favorite Who concert photos, photos with the band, images, ticket stubs, and whatever else you may have taken and collected over the last 50 years. We want to compile an awesome look back at the Who's amazing 50 year career and create a retrospective tour program and include photos from YOU! If your images are used your name will be presented in the tour program credits.
So, Who Are You? Send us your most exceptional Who concert ticket stub or photograph that you've taken and it'll be considered for The Who's tour program.
Please scan your images at high-resolution (300 dpi), and please state where the images are from. Please only send material that you own the copyright to. Please also include date and location the images were taken from. There is no monetary compensation – just some bragging rights and your name in the tour program! When you email please include this subject line: 'The Who content for tour program.'"
Fans can email their high-resolution images at firstname.lastname@example.org up through August 31st.
Pete Townshend shed some light on the Who's longtime relationship America: "For us, the U.S.A. is our primary market. And it's where we can do the most work in an intense period of time. But I think Roger and I get very envious of people like Tom Petty, and so on, that can, y'know, do a week's work and then go home. Y'know, in the old days, that's how we used to work here in the UK. We used to drive to Newcastle, do a show and then drive back that night and take the kids to school the next morning. Y'know, it felt as close to normal life as you were ever gonna get."
November 26 - Dublin, Ireland - The O2
November 28 - Belfast, Northern Ireland - Odyssey Arena
November 30 - Glasgow, Scotland - SSE Hyrdo
December 2 - Leeds, England - First Direct Arena
December 5 - Nottingham, England - Capital FM Arena
December 7 - Birmingham, England - NIA
December 9 - Newcastle, England - Metro Radio Arena
December 11 - Liverpool, England - Echo Arena
December 13 - Manchester, England - Phones 4U Arena
December 15 - Cardiff, Wales - Motorpoint Arena
December 17, 18 - London, England - The O2