LAS VEGAS, March 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- THE WHO announced today that they will launch their exclusive Las Vegas residency this summer at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace beginning July 29, 2017. One of rock's most legendary and defining bands, THE WHO joins the home of the greatest entertainers in the world as the first rock band to take residency at The Colosseum since the venue opened in 2003. Tickets for the first run of six shows scheduled July 29 through August 11 will go on sale to the public beginning Friday, March 17 at noon PT. The residency is presented jointly by Caesars Entertainment and AEG Presents.
The first six shows going on sale are:
Aug.: 1, 4, 7, 9, 11
Tickets may be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, by calling 866-320-9763 or online at thecolosseum.com or axs.com. Orders are subject to additional service charges and fees. Ticket prices are $501/$351/$226/$151/$100.50/$76 (prices include 9% Live Entertainment Tax as assessed by the State of Nevada). For groups of 10 or more, call 866-574-3851. All shows begin at 8 p.m. In addition, $1 from each ticket sold will benefit Teen Cancer America (www.teencanceramerica.org).
Fans can expect the band to take them on an 'Amazing Journey' through their entire career from the days of 'THE HIGH NUMBERS' to classic albums such as 'WHO'S NEXT,' 'TOMMY,' 'QUADROPHENIA,' 'MY GENERATION' and 'LIVE AT LEEDS' up to the present day.
THE WHO have sold over 100 million records since forming in 1964; they brought together four different personalities and in effect produced a musical hurricane. Each of them was a pioneer. Wildman drummer Keith Moon beat his kit with a chaotic elegance; stoic bassist John Entwistle held down the center with the melodic virtuosity of a solo guitarist; raging intellectual Pete Townshend punctuated the epic universality of his songs with the windmill slamming of his fingers across his guitar strings; and Roger Daltrey roared above it all with an impossibly virile macho swagger. They exploded conventional rhythm and blues structures, challenged pop music conventions, and redefined what was possible on stage, in the recording studio, and on vinyl. Now into their 53rd year, the band is still going strong and winning rave reviews.
AEG Presents is one of the largest live music companies in the world. The company is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music events and world-renowned festivals. AEG Presents operates in North America, Europe and Asia through 16 regional offices that support its tours which include such artists as Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney; produce or support over 25 music festivals, including the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival; and owns, manages or books more than 60 clubs and theaters. AEG Presents offers more than 8,000 shows annually worldwide and conducts business under such globally renowned brands as AEG Live, Goldenvoice, Concerts West, Messina Touring Group, Marshall Arts LTD, and Madison House Presents. The company operates The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and produces residency shows there including Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart, Reba, Brooks & Dunn and Jerry Seinfeld and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. For more information visit www.aegpresents.com.
World-renowned Las Vegas resort and casino and voted "Best Strip Hotel" in 2016 by the readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Caesars Palace features 3,980 hotel guest rooms and suites, including the all-new Julius Tower, the 181-room Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace and Forbes Star Award-winning The Laurel Collection by Caesars Palace. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016, the 85-acre resort offers 25 diverse dining options including the award-winning Bacchanal Buffet, as well as celebrity chef-branded restaurants by Gordon Ramsay, Bobby Flay, Nobu Matsuhisa, Guy Savoy, Brian Malarkey's Searsucker Las Vegas and MR CHOW. The resort also features nearly 130,000 square feet of casino space, a five-acre Garden of the Gods pool oasis, the luxurious Qua Baths & Spa, COLOR Salon by celebrity hairstylist Michael Boychuck, five wedding chapels and gardens, and the new 75,000-square-foot OMNIA Nightclub with the top DJs such as Calvin Harris, Kaskade and Zedd. The 4,300-seat Colosseum, Billboard Magazine's Venue of the Decade, spotlights world-class entertainers including Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Reba, Brooks & Dunn, Mariah Carey and Jerry Seinfeld. The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace showcases more than 160 boutiques and restaurants. For more information, please visit caesarspalace.com or the Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas media room. Find Caesars Palace on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram.
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