Classic rock legends ‘The Who’ have announced their first live show in Cincinnati, Ohio since their fatal 1979 concert there in which 11 fans were crushed to death.
The show will take place on April 23rd as part of the band’s 2020 ‘Moving On’ Tour.
As The New York Post reports:
The band announced the April 23 stop on its 2020 “Moving On!” tour Tuesday after “The Who: The Night That Changed Music” aired on WCPO Channel 9.
The documentary about the Dec. 3, 1979, incident features interviews with Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, Rolling Stone reports. The Brit band’s two surviving original members admit the incident has haunted them over the years.
“It’s a weird thing to have in your autobiography that, you know, 11 kids died at one of your concerts,” Townshend tells Cincinnati’s ABC affiliate. “It’s a strange, disturbing, heavy load to carry.”
Fans outside the arena rushed the venue in an attempt to get in when they mistakenly believed the concert had started, according to local news reports. The victims ranged in age from 15 to 27 — and the band did not learn of the tragedy until after the concert.