In celebration of their recently announced 2019 North American “Moving On! Tour”, legendary rockers THE WHO have launched a series of pop-up Magic Buses straight from the ’60s in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City. The buses are inspired by THE WHO‘s iconic song “Magic Bus” and compilation album “Magic Bus – The Who On Tour” from 1968.
Fans in all three cities can see the double-decker buses now through February 10. In Chicago, the buses can be seen across The Loop, River North and Magnificent Mile, with the full route here. Angelinos can have their chance at spotting the buses from Santa Monica to Hollywood and over to Downtown L.A. (full route here). THE WHO fans in New York City can see the Magic Buses all over Manhattan from Harlem to Midtown, down to Chelsea and Greenwich Village (full route here).
Fans who spot the bus can also enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win two premium tickets to THE WHO‘s tour stop nearest to them. To enter, fans can post a picture of the bus on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #MagicBusEntry and follow + tag @LiveNation in the image. See rules for alternate method of entry. Sweepstakes ends February 10 at 11:59 p.m. PST. See rules here.
Produced by Live Nation, the “Moving On! Tour” will bring THE WHO‘s indelible brand of powerhouse rock to 29 cities beginning in May. The kickoff date is May 7 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with the band wrapping up the first leg of the tour June 1 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. A much-anticipated series of fall dates will launch on September 6 in St. Paul, Minnesota and conclude on October 23 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
THE WHO will also release its first album of new songs in 13 years later this year. On stage, the lineup will be rounded out by familiar WHO players featuring guitarist/backup singer Simon Townshend, keyboardist Loren Gold, bassist Jon Button and drummer Zak Starkey, and complemented by some of the best orchestras in the U.S. and Canada.
The tour is THE WHO‘s first return to the States since its 2017 Las Vegas residency. That same year they did a limited run of shows following 2016’s rescheduled leg of the band’s acclaimed 50th-anniversary celebration. The group also drew praise for its extended 2012-2013 North American run, a 36-city “Quadrophenia” tour with the band performing its 1973 rock opera in its entirety.