The Who is preparing to kick off its Moving On! tour with a spring North American leg that begins May 7 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the legendary band has revealed the guest artists that will opening that first series of concerts.
Among the acts that will be supporting The Who is J. Geils Band frontman Peter Wolf, who will appear at two of the shows: May 11 in Bristow, Virginia, and May 25 in Philadelphia.
In addition, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, the Americana band fronted by Willie Nelson's son Lukas that frequently has served as Neil Young's backing group over the last few years, will perform at a May 15 concert in Nashville.
The HillBenders, a bluegrass outfit known for performing their own version of The Who's Tommy, will be the support act at a May 23 show near St. Louis.
The other artists confirmed to open for The Who during the spring trek are hard-rock acts Dirty Honey, Arkellsand Reignwolf; singer/songwriter Leslie Mendelson; and the Canadian indie-pop duo MOON VS SUN, which features Our Lady Peace frontman Raine Maida and his wife, singer/songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk.
As previously reported, the Moving On! tour will feature The Who playing with a different orchestra at each stop. The first leg is scheduled to wind down June 1 in Toronto, while a second North American leg will run from a September 6 concert in St. Paul, Minnesota, through an October 23 performance in Edmonton, Canada.
Here are all of The Who's upcoming North American tour dates, as well as all the confirmed opening acts:
5/7 -- Grand Rapids, MI, Van Andel Arena (Special Guest: Dirty Honey)
5/9 -- Buffalo, NY, KeyBank Center (Special Guest: Arkells)
5/11 -- Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live (Special Guest: Peter Wolf)
5/13 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden (Special Guest: Leslie Mendelson)
5/16 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena (Special Guest: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real)
5/18 -- Noblesville, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center (Special Guest: Reignwolf)
5/21 -- Tinley Park, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (Special Guest: Reignwolf)
5/23 -- Maryland Heights, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis (Special Guest: The HillBenders)
5/25 -- Philadelphia, PA, Citizens Bank Park (Special Guest: Peter Wolf)
5/28 -- Detroit, MI, Little Caesars Arena (Special Guest: Arkells)
5/30 -- Pittsburgh, PA, PPG Paints Arena (Special Guest: Reignwolf)
6/1 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Scotiabank Arena (Special Guest: MOON VS SUN [Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk])
9/6 -- St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
9/8 -- Elkhorn, WI, Alpine Valley Music Theatre
9/10 -- Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Blossom Music Center
9/13 -- Boston, MA, Fenway Park
9/15 -- Wantagh, NY, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
9/18 -- Atlanta, GA, State Farm Arena
9/20 -- Sunrise, FL, BB&T Center
9/22 -- Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena
9/25 -- Houston, TX, Toyota Center
9/27 -- Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
9/29 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
10/9 -- San Francisco, CA, Chase Center
10/11 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl
10/13 -- Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl
10/16 -- San Diego, CA, Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl - San Diego State University
10/19 -- Seattle, WA, T-Mobile Park
10/21 -- Vancouver, BC, Canada, Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
10/23 -- Edmonton, AB, Canada, Rogers Place