The Who has officially canceled its 2021 European dates. Last month the band postponed its UK and Ireland tour, which was set to launch on March 16th in Manchester, England and run through April 8th in London — marking the second time the pandemic forced them to push back the shows.

A formal announcement was issued on the Who’s social platforms:

Unfortunately, The Who’s forthcoming UK and Ireland tour due March 2021 has now been canceled. Customers can contact their point of purchase regarding refunds.

Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend added: “We are very sorry that we have to cancel our planned March 2021 UK and Ireland shows. Please excuse the delay but we wanted to wait as long as possible to see if we could indeed play them. However, as you can see the current situation makes this impossible. Thanks for all your wonderful support and we hope to see you in the future when conditions allow.”

CANCELED: The Who’s tour dates:

March 16 – Manchester, England – Manchester Arena
March 18 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena
March 21 – Newcastle, England – Utilita Arena
March 23 – Glasgow, Scotland – SSE Hydro Arena
March 25 – Leeds, England – First Direct Arena
March 30 – Cardiff, Wales –  Motorpoint Arena
April 1 – Birmingham, England – Resorts World Arena
April 3 – Nottingham, England – Motorpoint Arena
April 6 – Liverpool, England – M&S Bank Arena
April 8 – London, England – SSE Wembley Arena

SIDE NOTES

  • Out now is Record Collector magazine’s career-spanning look at the Who. From the humble beginnings as the top mod band on the London club circuit to their revered status as living legends — all the Who’s classic eras are examined.
  • Coming on March 26th is the “Super-Deluxe Edition” of The Who Sell Out in a massive box set, with a total of 112 tracks over five discs. The collection includes never-before-heard outtakes and Pete Townshend demos — along with a heaping dose of replica memorabilia from the era.

CHECK IT OUT: The Who on May 9th, 2019 performing “Substitute” live in Buffalo, New York:

CHECK IT OUT: The Who on October 13th, 2019 performing “Imagine A Man” live at The Hollywood Bowl: