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The Who Announces Tour with Tal Wilkenfeld Band

The Who and Tal Wilkenfeld

2016 is turning out to have some incredible tours for bassists. The Who will be continuing their “The Who Hits 50!” tour with a new North American leg, and they’ve tapped Australian bass phenom Tal Wilkenfeld to open the shows. Between Pino Palladino in the The Who and Wilkenfeld’s band, these shows are going to be bumping.

Wilkenfeld shared her excitement on Facebook to announce the tour. “It’s hard to wrap my head around the fact that playing my new songs to Pete Townshend lead to this… but I’M OPENING FOR The Who NEXT MONTH!!!” she wrote.

The tour kicks off February 27th at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan on February 27th before thoroughly working out the East and tackling the West Coast. Wilkenfeld also has her own headlining shows between the main dates. She will be taking up guitar for her shows as well, with Owen Barry filling in on bass when she switches out.

The Who Hits 50! Tour Dates with Tal Wilkenfeld Band:

* Denotes Tal Wilkenfeld Band Only Show

Feb 27:Detroit, MIJoe Louis Arena
Feb 29:Toronto, ONHorseshoe *
Mar 1:Toronto, ONAir Canada Centre
Mar 2:Buffalo, NYThe Tralf *
Mar 5:Ardmore, PAArdmore Music Hall *
Mar 6:New York, NYBB Kings *
Mar 7:Boston, MATD Garden
Mar 9:Chicago, ILTahlia Hall
Mar 10:Chicago, ILUntied Center
Mar 12:Louisville, KYKFC Yum Arena
Mar 14:Philadelphia, PAWells Fargo Center
Mar 15:Alexandria, VABirchmere *
Mar 16:Pittsburgh, PACONSOL Energy Center
Mar 18:Boston, MABrighton *
Mar 19:Newark, NJPrudential Center
Mar 21:Milwaukee, WIBMO Harris Bradley Center
Mar 24:Washington, DCVerizon Center
Mar 26:Saint Louis, MOScottrade Center
Mar 28:Boulder, COBoulder Theater *
Mar 29:Denver, COPepsi Center