CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — British rock band The Who will play their first live performance within the Cincinnati space in over 4 a long time, after 11 people died in a pre-show stampede in 1979.
The Who will take the stage on the TQL Stadium on Could 15, WCPO-TV reported Monday. The band’s return was originally planned for April 2020 on the BB&T Area in Kentucky, however needed to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Lengthy haunted by the tragedy, The Who has for years supported a memorial scholarship effort in a Cincinnati suburb the place three of the victims went to highschool.
“We’re now playing in an even larger venue, which obviously will raise more revenue,” for the scholarship, lead singer Roger Daltrey instructed the station. “I’m very excited about the fact that we leave behind a legacy for Cincinnati.”
ASTROWORLD DISASTER RECALLS 1979 WHO CONCERT IN CINCINNATI, OTHER TRAGEDIES
Within the station’s 2019 documentary “The Who: The Night that Changed Rock,” the band stated deciding to play in Cincinnati once more “would be such a joyous occasion for us and such a healing thing.”
One other two dozen individuals had been injured at Riverfront Colosseum on Dec. 3, 1979, amid confusion and lack of preparation for hundreds of followers lined up for hours for first-come seats.