The Who to return to legendary venue

The band will be kicking off their UK tour

The Who are to return to the venue which spawned their classic ‘Live At Leeds’ album.

The band will be kicking off their UK tour at Leeds University on June 17, 36 years after they played the legendary set which was released on the 1970 LP.

Though intended to be a secret show, the group’s UK tour dates have been posted on guitarist Pete Townshend’s official website.

After returning from America, playing Woodstock and amongst critical acclaim for their rock-musical ‘Tommy’, The Who turned-up to play a gig at Leeds University in 1970, which was captured on tape and went on to become a multi-million selling record.

Speaking recently about the seminal show, singer Roger Daltrey said: “The students there were a great audience for us it was packed to the rafters, and then some more. I heard there was a thousand fans on the roof!”

The Who will follow their show in the city on June 17 with a string of European dates, which are as follows:

Leeds University (June 17)

Brighton Centre (18)

Leeds O2 Wireless Festival (25)

Bristol Ashton Gate Football Stadium (28)

Belgium Werchter Festival (30)

London Hyde Park Calling Festival (July 2)

Hampshire Beaulieu Motor Museum (3)

Liverpool Docks (5-6)

Ireland Oxegen Festival (8)

Scotland T In The Park Festival (9)

Bonn Museumplatz (11)

Berlin Wuhleide (12)

Locarno Moon & Stars (14)

Monte Carlo Sporting Club (15)

Antique Vienne Theatre (17)

Metz Amneville Arena (18)

Paleo Festival, Nyon (20)

St Polten Lovely Days Festival (22)

Ulm Munsterplatz (23)

Barcelona Palau St Jordi (26)

Madrid Sports Palace (27)

Zaragoza Pabellon Principe Felipe (29)