The Who Add Joan Jett, More Dates to Extensive 2015 Tour

"We've been very close friends with Joan Jett for a long time," Pete Townshend says. "She is the real deal. This will be a great night of rock and roll for everyone"

The Who have expanded their 2015 tour and enlisted Joan Jett and the Blackhearts as their opener. Credit: Matt Kent/WireImage

UPDATE (9/8): The Who have postponed the first four shows of the upcoming leg of their tour due to an "unspecified virus" Roger Daltrey contracted. The band canceled headlining performances in San Diego, Anaheim, Las Vegas and Los Angeles as well an appearance at the iHeartRadio festival on September 18th. "Details on the rescheduled dates will be announced in the coming weeks," the band's rep wrote in a statement.

UPDATE (5/7): The Who have been forced to postpone three shows so that frontman Roger Daltrey "remain on vocal rest, due to swollen vocal cords, for the remainder of this week," the group said in a statement. The band will reschedule shows at Kansas City's Sprint Center, St. Louis' Scottrade Center and Louisville's KFC Yum! Center.

The Who have added some soon-to-be Rock and Roll Hall of Fame firepower to join them on the road when the Tommy rockers bring their Who Hits 50! Tour to North America next year: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Rock Hall Class of 2015 inductees, will serve as opening act on both North American legs of the Who's jaunt. The Who also added a slate of new dates to their extensive trek.

"Having Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, a great American rock band, support us on our North American dates will ensure concertgoers a full night of entertainment," Roger Daltrey said in a statement. "I love her." 

"We've been very close friends with Joan Jett for a long time," Pete Townshend added. "She is the real deal. This will be a great night of rock & roll for everyone."

"After the Runaways ended, the Who and Bill Curbishley stepped up, and let me use their studio, Ramport," Jett said in a statement. "That gave me the freedom to start my label, Blackheart Records. I've modeled my career and my company after their amazing organization. I'm so happy to be part of their 50th anniversary tour. No one personifies Rock & Roll Royalty more than the Who."

The Who's 2015 North American Tour Dates:

April 15 - Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
April 17 - Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena
April 19 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
April 21 - Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
April 23 - Duluth, GA @ The Arena at Gwinnett Center
April 27 - Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
April 29 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
May 2 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
May 5 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
May 7 - St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
May 9 - Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Arena
May 11 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
May 13 - Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
May 15 - Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
May 17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
May 20 - Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
May 22 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
May 24 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino - Sun Arena
May 26 - Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
May 30 - Forest Hills, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium
September 14 - San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center 
September 16 - Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center 
September 19 - Las Vegas, NV @ Colosseum at Caesars Palace* 
September 21 - Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center 
September 23 - Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena 
September 25 - Portland, OR @ Moda Center 
September 27 - Seattle, WA @ KeyArena 
September 29 - Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena 
October 1 - Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome 
October 3 - Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place 
October 6 - Saskatoon, SK @ SaskTel Centre 
October 8 - Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre 
October 10 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center 
October 13 - Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Bradley Center 
October 15 - Chicago, IL @ United Center 
October 17 - Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena 
October 19 & 21 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre 
October 23 - Pittsburgh, PA @ CONSOL Energy Center 
October 25 - Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center 
October 27 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden 
October 29 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden 
November 1 - Washington, DC @ Verizon Center 
November 4 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center

* No Joan Jett & the Blackhearts