The Who Honoring Tickets from a Canceled 1979 Show

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If you still have your ticket for The Who’s canceled 1979 show in Providence, RI, you’re in luck! The band’s upcoming tour of their 1973 double album Quadrophenia will finish on Feb. 26 at the same venue where the canceled show would have taken place. Tickets to the 1979 show will be honored.

According to the Associated Press, the original show was canceled by the Mayor of Providence after 11 people died in a stampede at a Who concert in Cincinnati, OH. The Feb. 26 show will be the band’s first performance in Providence since this incident.

Lawrence Lepore, General Manager of the venue (now called the Dunkin’ Donuts Center), told the AP that 1979 ticketholders had the option to turn their tickets in for a refund, but he suspects that some held onto their tickets as memorabilia. However, when he announced the deal on WPRO-AM and asked those who still have their tickets to call in, he had no responses.

Do you have or know anyone who has a ticket to The Who’s 1979 concert in Providence?  Let us know in the comments section.



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