The Who Tickets Redeemed

People who kept tickets for a canceled 19-79

Emery Lucier, 50, of Milford, Mass., holds a ticket for a canceled 1979 concert by The Who outside the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, R.I., Tuesday, July 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith)

People who kept tickets for a canceled 19-79 'The Who' performance now have new tickets to hold onto.

33 years ago, the mayor of Providence, Rhode Island canceled the concert after 11 people were killed in a stampeded before a Who show in Cincinnati.

Now, The Who is honoring those old tickets... purchased for 14-dollars in 19-79... and redeeming them with seats for an upcoming concert.

--SOT--

Definitely with the history, it's just a really fun story. I think. And I think it's great that the Dunkin Donuts center is doing this.

((BUTTED))

I never even thought this day would come. And it finally paid off! (laughs)

--TAG--

It won't be another 32 years before fans get to see the band perform live.

The new concert date is set for February 23-rd, 20-13.


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