The Who change date of Sheffield Arena show

The Who have rescheduled their September Sheffield Arena date to 2017
The Who have rescheduled their September Sheffield Arena date to 2017
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Superstar band The Who have changed their date at Sheffield Arena to April 2017.

The band have just announced that their autumn Greatest Hits tour shows will be rescheduled to coincide with their newly-announced dates at the Royal Albert Hall, London, when they will play the rock opera Tommy in full.

The London dates are celebrating the 100th concert held at the iconic venue to benefit the Teenage Cancer Trust, which the band support.

The shows on March 30 and April 1 will feature Tommy, followed by a selection of other great Who songs.

This means that The Who’s Sheffield Arena show originally scheduled for Saturday, September 3 will now take place on Monday, April 10, 2017.

For the rescheduled Greatest Hits shows the band will play the hits as well as some lesser-known Who songs and also include a new focused presentation of Tommy, drawn from the Royal Albert Hall concerts.

They will include a new video programme specially produced for the London shows.

An Arena spokesman said: “This UK set will emulate the historic period around Live At Leeds and Woodstock when the central pivot of The Who’s show was always their performance of Tommy.

“For Who fans new and old this is something special that hasn’t been done by the band or seen by their audience since 1970.”

Tickets for the September 3 show will be valid for the new show. Any customers who cannot make the new dates is entitled to a full refund from their point of purchase. Deadline for refunds is 5pm on August 12.

Tickets for the rescheduled show are limited to six per person online at www.sheffieldarena.co.uk, from the ticket hotline on 0114 256 56 56 or from the Arena box office.