The Who will play Cincinnati, first time in 42 years after live performance tragedy

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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.

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 1979, file photo, a security guard and an unidentified man look at an area where several people were killed as they were caught in a surging crowd entering Cincinnati's Riverfront Coliseum for a concert by The Who. 

FILE – On this Dec. 3, 1979, file picture, a safety guard and an unidentified man take a look at an space the place a number of individuals had been killed as they had been caught in a surging crowd getting into Cincinnati’s Riverfront Coliseum for a live performance by The Who. 
(AP Picture/Brian Horton, File)

“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.”

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ASTROWORLD DISASTER RECALLS 1979 WHO CONCERT IN CINCINNATI, OTHER TRAGEDIES

FILE - This Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, file photo shows a memorial plaque outside Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati for the 11 concertgoers who were killed in a crush of people entering a 1979 concert at Cincinnati's Riverfront Coliseum by The Who. 

FILE – This Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, file picture exhibits a memorial plaque exterior Nice American Ball Park in Cincinnati for the 11 concertgoers who had been killed in a crush of individuals getting into a 1979 live performance at Cincinnati’s Riverfront Coliseum by The Who. 
(AP Picture/John Minchillo, File)

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.”

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo, Roger Daltrey, left, and Pete Townshend of The Who perform during the Moving On! Tour at State Farm Arena in Atlanta.

FILE – On this Sept. 18, 2019, file picture, Roger Daltrey, left, and Pete Townshend of The Who carry out throughout the Transferring On! Tour at State Farm Area in Atlanta.
(Robb Cohen/Invision/AP, File)

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.

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