The Who Announce 2019 ‘Moving On! Tour’

first_imgToday, The Who have officially announced a North America tour. The 29-city “Moving On! Tour” will see Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend accompanied by a local symphony.The first leg of The Who’s “Moving On! Tour” will kick off on May 7th at Grand Rapids, MI’s Van Angel Arena, and take the band to Buffalo, NY’s KeyBank Center (5/9), Bristow, VA’s Jiffy Lube Live (5/11), NYC’s Madison Square Garden (5/13), Nashville, TN’s Bridgestone Arena (5/16), Noblesville, IN’s Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center (5/18), Chicago, IL’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (5/21), St. Louis, MO’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis (5/23), Philadelphia, PA’s Citizens Bank Park (5/25), Detroit, MI’s Little Caesars Arena (5/28), Pittsburgh, PA’s PPG Paints Arena (5/30) and Toronto, ON’s Scotiabank Arena (6/1).The second leg of The Who’s “Moving On! Tour” will kick off on September 6th at St. Paul, MN’s Xcel Energy Center, and move on to Alpine Valley, WI’s Alpine Valley Music Theatre (9/8), Cuyahoga Falls, OH’s Blossom Music Center (9/10), Boston, MA’s Fenway Park (9/13), Wantagh, NY’s Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater (9/15), Atlanta, GA’s State Farm Arena (9/18), Ft. Lauderdale, FL’s BB&T Center (9/20), Tampa, FL’s Amalie Arena (9/22), Houston, TX’s Toyota Center (9/25), Dallas, TX’s American Airlines Center (9/27), Denver, CO’s Pepsi Center, two nights at Los Angeles, CA’s Hollywood Bowl (10/11 & 10/13), San Diego, CA’s Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl (10/16), Seattle, WA’s T-Mobile Park (10/19), Vancouver, BC’s Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena (10/21), and Edmonton, AB’s Rogers Place (10/23).On stage, the line-up will be rounded out by familiar Who players featuring guitarist/backup singer Simon Townshend, keyboardist Loren Gold, bassist Jon Button and drummer Zak Starkey, and complemented by some of the best orchestras in the U.S. and Canada. The Who’s fan club presale starts Wednesday, January 16 at 10 am local time and runs through Thursday, January 17th at 10 pm local time. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, January 18th at a recent interview with Rolling Stone, bandmates Daltrey and Townshend stressed that this tour is not being billed as a “farewell”, though Daltrey goes on to say that this will possibly be his “last tour”. He continues, “I’m just being realistic about going through the 75th year of my life. I have to be realistic that this is the age I am and voices start to go after a while. I don’t want to be not as good as I was two years ago.”The tour is in support of the band’s forthcoming 13th studio album, marking their first release since 2006’s Endless Wire. According to guitarist/singer/songwriter Pete Townshend, he initially refused the offer to tour with The Who unless there was an album paired with it. “I said I was not going to sign any contracts unless we have new material,” Townshend told Rolling Stone in an extended feature about their 2019 plans. “This has nothing to do with wanting a hit album. It has nothing to do with the fact that The Who need a new album. It’s purely personal. It’s about my pride, my sense of self-worth and self-dignity as a writer.”As of now, Townshend has written new material and it is in demo form—as Townshend hopes Roger Daltrey will record vocals later this year to meet the goal of a 2019 release. Townshend described the new material as “dark ballads, heavy rock stuff, experimental electronica, sampled stuff and cliched Who-ish tunes that began with a guitar that goes yanga-dang”, though the new songs were met with silence from Roger, who said: “They’re all great songs…. But sometimes I hear them and I think, ‘I can’t add anything to this to make my job as singer worthy of doing anything better than what Pete has already done.’ There’s at least five or six I can lay into and I’m sure they’ll come out incredible.” Daltrey continues, “Now that I’m healed up, I’m going to spend time getting into them. Okay, so I didn’t get back to him quickly at first. It doesn’t mean anything! I was deaf for about three weeks. It wasn’t even possible for me to bloody hear what was in them!”Townshend and Daltrey have both admitted their problems in communicating with each other, which is seemingly already making the process of recording an album difficult. Deciding what material to play, agreeing on new songs, and working with a timeline for a Father’s Day release are just a few of the problems they have cited.“If they can’t get it by Father’s Day, they don’t care when they’re getting it,” Townshend explained. “And so it might wind up being September or October.” As for Daltrey, he’s less amused. “If it takes us until next fuckin’ Father’s Day, so be it,” he said. “I loathe that part of the business. I just hate it. That’s why they’re working in an office and we’re on the stage.” Read the full feature on The Who’s upcoming tour and album here.The Who 2019 Tour Dates:05/07 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena05/09 – Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center05/11 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live05/13 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden05/16 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena05/18 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center05/21 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre05/23 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis05/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park05/28 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena05/30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena06/01 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena09/06 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center09/08 – Alpine Valley, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre09/10 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center09/13 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park09/15 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater09/18 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena09/20 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center09/22 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena09/25 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center09/27 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center09/29 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center10/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl10/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl10/16 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl10/19 – Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park10/21 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena10/23 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers PlaceView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Gov. Wolf Stresses Need for Impactful Investments in Commonwealth Communities

first_imgGov. Wolf Stresses Need for Impactful Investments in Commonwealth Communities September 26, 2019 Press Release,  Restore Pennsylvania Greenville, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today visited Greenville Borough, Mercer County, for a walking tour to learn how recurring flooding in the borough and neighboring West Salem Township is affecting the area and to discuss how his Restore Pennsylvania plan can help alleviate this ongoing problem for the many homes and properties.“Municipalities across the commonwealth have endured devasting destruction and high costs due to flooding. Unfortunately, many of these municipalities are being turned away for help from the federal government and the state does not have a funding mechanism to assist,” said Gov. Wolf. “Just saying, ‘I’m sorry this happened to you’ isn’t good enough. We need funding for flood prevention that will protect homes and businesses and flood-prone areas across the state. We need Restore Pennsylvania.”During the walking tour, borough and township officials detailed the flash flooding the region endured and how clean-up and reconstruction costs are a huge financial burden in the small communities.“The flood damage that occurred in June caused significant damage to our municipal streets that equates to roughly 10 percent of the borough’s operating budget,” said Jason Urey, Greensville Borough Manager. “The borough has struggled financially to address the damage caused by the storms.”Restore Pennsylvania will provide funding to help towns and cities prepare for flooding and severe weather, upgrade flood walls and levees, replace high-hazard dams, and conduct stream restoration and maintenance. It also will establish a disaster relief trust fund to assist individuals who suffer losses that are not compensated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency or other programs.“If we want Pennsylvania to be a great place to live and work, we need to make investments in our communities,” Gov. Wolf said. “That’s why I’m proposing Restore Pennsylvania because it will help communities of all sizes across the state tackle major, much-needed infrastructure projects.”Later today, Gov. Wolf will visit downtown Monongahela, a historic community positively impacted by strong community partners. The governor will meet with local officials and celebrate the city’s 250th birthday.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Uganda threatens to withdraw from 2017 Afcon qualifiers

first_imgUganda national football teamThe Federation of Uganda Football Associations has threatened to withdraw the national team from the on-going 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers because of continued financial constraint.Moses Magogo, the FA president The FA President, Moses Magogo told Xinhua news agency on Monday that the team needed 210,000 U.S dollars to play Comoros away on the 5 September.Magogo said that they had no option but to withdraw if he funds they requested for are not granted.If Uganda decides to withdraw then it stands to pay huge fines and also be banned for close to three years by the Confederation of African Football, the continent’s football governing body.The FA is now looking at government for funding.Uganda and Burkina Faso are currently top of Group D of the 2017 Afcon qualifiers after starting with 2-0 wins over Botswana and Comoros respectively.last_img read more

Big road trip ahead for Women of Troy

first_imgAfter a thrilling victory against crosstown rival UCLA on Jan. 17 at the Galen Center, the Women of Troy hope to carry that momentum into Washington starting tonight.Involvement · Senior guard Hailey Dunham is part of a balanced attack that has helped the Women of Troy to a 4-1 record in the Pac-10. – Tim Tran | Daily Trojan “We’re definitely feeling good about ourselves and I think we’ve won some games that were really difficult,” coach Michael Cooper said.The Women of Troy are currently sitting in second place in the Pac-10 with a 4-1 record in conference play, but are looking to solidify their position in the standings tomorrow against the Washington Huskies.The Huskies (8-8, 3-3) return four starters from last year, but the Women of Troy have won their last three meetings.Traveling to Washington will not be an easy task though.Sophomore guard Ashley Corral, a Washington native, said she is “really excited” to be going home and playing in front of her hometown but understands the gravity of the situation.“[Washington] is tough to beat at home, so we need to come out and take care of business,” Corral said.The upcoming road trip will be an important test for the Women of Troy, especially on the defensive side of the ball.“Going to Washington is definitely important, but we have to take it one game at a time,” Cooper said. “We have to get it done from a defensive standpoint, because defense can win you games on the road.”The Women of Troy have been led by Corral and sophomore guard Briana Gilbreath but have also received steady and solid contributions from the rest of the supporting cast.Senior guard Heather Oliver has been shooting the ball well this season, providing the Women of Troy an outside threat to complement the inside games of senior guard/forward Aarika Hughes and junior center Kari LaPlante.But the Women of Troy will need a team effort tomorrow night if they want to stay in contention for a Pac-10 conference championship.“These games are very important. Corral said. We’ve played the top four ranked preseason teams in the Pac-10 and beat them. All of that work that we put in goes to waste if we don’t win these two games.”The upcoming road trip may prove to be a challenge, but the team has a positive attitude about its recent play and the effect its recent success will have on the upcoming road trip.“We’re playing with a lot of confidence and we know that we’re good, and I think that will carry over,” Corral said.Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.last_img read more

Thousands attend Fyssas funeral

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Pavlos Fyssas, the well-known hip-hop performer stabbed to death by a neonazi on Tuesday night in Keratsini Piraeus, was buried on Thursday in Korydallos near Piraeus, a day after he was stabbed to death by a neonaziRelatives, friends and thousands of people attended his funeral.Antifascist demonstrations that turned violent were held the previous day throughout Greece. Police said they detained 130 people and arrested 34.The 45-year old man and Golden Dawn member, Yiorgos Roupakias, that has been charged with Fyssas’ murder and for the illegal possession of a weapon has already confessed to police that he stabbed Fyssas.Roupakias will be led before a prosecutor today. His wife, who has also been arrested, has told police that her husband received a phone call in order to go to the café where other Golden Dawn members were already attacking Fyssas. Police are believed to be checking phone records in an attempt to identify the man who called Roupakias.Source: enetenglishlast_img read more