The band will climb on April 23, the scene of the BB&T arena, near the place where, on December 3, 1979, dozens of people were injured in the incident due to poor organization.
The announcement was made after WCPO-TV in Cincinnati aired a documentary featuring interviews by soloist Roger Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend.
Both said they were affected by the tragedy. “Now we can talk about it when we come back,” Townshend said. “We will be there. This is important. I am very pleased that we have the opportunity to come back ”.
The band also announced that it would donate some of the proceeds to a scholarship fund for the suburbs of Finneytown, which they have supported for many years.
The members of the group learned of the tragedy after the concert ended. Manager Bill Curbishley has decided that the show will take place, warning the Cincinnati authorities that they will not be able to control the crowd if the concert were canceled.
The British rock band The Who is the first immortalized on the Music Walk of Fame in London, a cultural attraction opened in November in the Camden neighborhood.
The Who, founded in London in 1964, is famous for albums such as “My Generation”, “Tommy” and “Quadrophenia”. The British band, known as Roger Daltrey (vocals), Pete Townshend (guitars), John Entwistle (bass) and Keith Moon (drums), is considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century, and its albums have been sold to over 100 million children worldwide. The group was included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.