The Who to play special show at Royal Sandringham Estate with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
2 March 2023, 12:22
The Who to play Royal Sandringham Estate for Heritage Live
The Who announce a special career-spanning show with some major acts in support – here's how to buy tickets.
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Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and co will conclude The Who Hits Back! UK tour with a concert at the Royal Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.
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The Who are being backed by a full orchestra on all dates on the tour, and for the Sandringham show will be accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.
They will play a career-spanning set on Bank Holiday Monday on August 28, 2023, featuring sections devoted to the group's classic concept albums Tommy and Quadrophenia, as well as songs from their most recent 2019 album WHO.
"Very pleased and excited for The Who to be one of the first artists to perform at the Country Home of the British Royal family on The Sandringham Estate," said Townshend.
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Doors for the special show open at 2pm, and The Who will be supported by former frontman of The Verve, Richard Ashcroft, and The Lightning Seeds.
Fans wanting tickets for the Heritage Live show must pre-register to buy tickets.
Registration is available at Audience Republic or Heritage Live websites. Pre-sale for The Who Fan Club begins on Wednesday, March 8 at 9am, while tickets go on general sale on Friday, March 10 at 9am.
As well as Daltrey and Townshend, The Who's touring lineup for this year's shows includes guitarist/backup singer Simon Townshend, keyboardist Loren Gold, second keyboardist Emily Marshall, bassist Jon Button, drummer Zak Starkey and backing vocals by Billy Nicholls.
The orchestra for all shows is conducted by Keith Levenson and features lead violinist Katie Jacoby and lead cellist Audrey Snyder. This lineup will by joined by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra at the Sandringham show.
To coincide with the new dates, The Who have also announced a special live album release of The Who With Orchestra Live At Wembley.
The live album documents the band's July 2019 show, which was their first at Wembley Stadium in 40 years.
It will be released in a variety of formats, including limited edition yellow, orange and red 3-LP set, triple black vinyl, 2CD / Blu-Ray set Dolby Atmos/5.1 mixes and a 1CD edition.