The Who Announce Their Summer Residency in Las Vegas

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The Who announced a new residency in Las Vegas for the summer that’s set to kick off July 29 at Caesars Palace.

The residency currently consists of just six shows and was described in a statement as a “first run.”

The band will play those six shows at Caesars Palace starting on July 29. Other scheduled dates include Aug. 1,  4, 7, 9 and 11.

In 2014, The Who launched what was being called their last big tour that is set to end next month in England when they play five rescheduled concerts.

They also have two acoustic performances of Tommy on their itinerary as part of a benefit.

The band’s leading members guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend and singer Roger Daltrey are 71 and 73 years old, respectively.

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The Who have a history of farewell tours. Their first was way back in 1982, when guitarist Pete Townshend, singer Roger Daltrey and bassist John Entwistle said goodbye with drummer Kenney Jones, who replaced the late Keith Moon in 1979. Since then, the band — with and without Entwistle, who died in 2002 — has regrouped for a number of tours.

Last October, the Who took part in Desert Trip in California, a two-weekend festival that featured some of classic-rock’s biggest names, including the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Neil Young and Roger Waters.

Even though artists like Elton John and Rod Stewart have played the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in the past, the Who are the first rock band to play the venue since its opening in 2003.

Tickets for the Who’s six-show residency in Las Vegas went on sale at 12 Noon PT March 17 at the Colosseum’s website and at AXS.

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