The Who and Guns N’ Roses have announced the first few shows of a joint South American tour. New dates on the books include Guns being added to the Who’s “Rock In Rio” gig on September 23rd in Rio de Jeneiro, Brazil alongside Incubus. Guns N’ Roses and the Who will also share the bill on October 1st in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Blabbermouth reported additional dates are still coming for Brazil, Chile, and Peru, although no concerts have been announced yet. The Who has also just added a solo show for September 17th show in Bologna, Italy.
Roger Daltrey, who along with Pete Townshend and the Who, returned to the festival circuit during the band’s 2006/2007 world tour, still feels that it’s the best way for the band to reach new fans: “Festivals are incredibly important for reaching a young audience. And that’s what keeps our music alive, is when young people pick up on it. Because the things that Pete wrote about back in the ’60s seem to resonate with young people today. I mean, they’re such personal things. They’re not kind of blocked down to a time period.”
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