The Who to Honour Tickets for Cancelled 1979 Concert

Fans still holding tickets for a cancelled 1979 show in Rhode Island by British rock band The Who can finally use them.

The Who’s 1979 concert in Providence was cancelled by then-Mayor Buddy Cianci, who cited safety concerns after a stampede before a show in Cincinnati, Ohio, killed 11 people. The band hasn’t been to Providence since.

The Who this week announced it will end its latest tour in Providence on Feb. 26 at the same venue where its show was cancelled 33 years ago, now called the Dunkin Donuts Centre.

General Manager Lawrence Lepore said on Thursday the venue will honour tickets from the cancelled 1979 show. Lepore said many ticket holders got refunds for the cancelled show in 1979, but others may have held on to their tickets as memorabilia — via

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