Legendary music group The Who has announced plans to launch its first worldwide tour in more than 20 years in September and is set to release its first studio album since 1982.
Singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist/songwriter Pete Townshend, the surviving members of the hard-driving British foursome, will kick off the tour on September 12 at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center and perform across the United States and Canada into December.
The tour is currently scheduled to make 17 stops across the U.S. and Canada before finishing up on Dec. 4 at Toronto's Air Canada Centre, though more dates are expected to be announced. The Who will then head overseas for concerts in Europe, Japan, Australia and South America.
Tickets for a number of North American dates go on sale July 17, with presale packages available online at thewhotour.com.