The Who announce world tour

Their first for 20 years

The Who have announced more details of their first world tour for 20 years.

The trek, which take place in September, kicks off in Philadelphia on September 12 and is set to visit South America, East Asia, Europe and Australia as well as the US.

The band are currently on the European leg of the jaunt, which included a headline slot at T In The Park last weekend (July 9).

Along with surviving original members Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, the band will feature Oasis drummer Zak Starkey, Simon TownshendPete’s brother – on guitar,John “Rabbit” Bundrick on keyboards and Pino Palladino on bass, replacing John Entwistle, who passed away in 2002.

The as yet untitled new album from the band – their first since 1982’s ’It’s Hard’ – is set to be released in October.

Speaking on their official site Townshend said: “I don’t think I’ve ever looked forward to a tour as much as this one. Roger and I are both fit and well, ready to rock.”

Roger Daltrey added the band plan to perform: “some rarities that we’ve not played for a long time”.

Tickets are set to go on sale on July 17, but members of The Who fanclub can pre-order tickets from July 15.

The US and Canadian dates of the tour are:

Philadelphia Wachovia Center (September 12)

Wantagh Jones Beach Theatre (13)

Ottawa Scotia Place (15)

Boston TD Bank North Garden (16)

New York Madison Square Garden (18)

Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center (21)

Chicago United Center(25)

Detroit Palace at Auburn Hills (29)

London John Labatt Centre (30)

Winnipeg MTS Centre (October 3)

Calgary Pengrowth Saddledome (5)

Edmonton Rexall Place (6)

Vancouver GM Place (8)

Portland Rose Garden (10)

Seattle Key Arena (11)

Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl (November 5)

Toronto Air Canada Centre (December 4)