After selling out arenas all across America on their 2012-2013 Quadrophenia and More tour, The Who will wrap up the North American leg of the tour when they perform with Elvis Costello and The Imposters at The Theater at Madison Square Garden next week. In this more intimate setting, the rock legends will play their greatest hits and donate a portion of their proceeds to Teen Cancer America, the charity which was inspired by and is an offshoot of Teen Cancer Trust, in the UK.
Daltrey and Townshend have performed annually at the Royal Albert Hall for the charity and have raised millions of dollars.
Monies raised at the February 28th event will go towards building a teen and young adult cancer unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, New York, and towards a separate unit at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital.
Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey's lineup featured a powerful touring band, including Pino Palladino, rhythm guitarist, Simon Townshend, drummers Zak Starkey and Scott Devours (who filled in for Starkey during six shows, while he recovered from a sprained tendon), Loren Gold, on keys, and musical director Frank Simes.
The Who will be touring Europe next.
WHO: The Who and Elvis Costello and The Imposters
WHERE: TheTheater at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY.
WHEN: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 8:00 PM