Who Tickets From 1979 Still Usable

Venue makes up for canceled Rhode Island show
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jul 19, 2012 6:26 PM CDT
Roger Daltrey of The Who performs during halftime of the Super Bowl in 2010.   (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

(Newser) – If you're still fuming about a canceled Who gig in 1979, you're in luck: Your tickets to the Providence show will still work. The band is coming to the Rhode Island city for the first time in 33 years next February, and the venue—now known as the Dunkin' Donuts center—is accepting tickets for the 1979 show. A stampede prior to a Cincinnati show prompted Providence's mayor to cancel the 1979 event, the AP notes.

While plenty of fans had their tickets refunded back then, "somewhere, someplace, someone's got (old tickets) stashed," says the venue's general manager. "The question is, are they willing to give that up? If they are, we're willing to take it." Anyone who uses an old ticket is getting a serious discount: Those tickets cost $14 and under, while next year's show costs $57.50 and up. Old passes, if turned in, will go to raising money for the state's Special Olympics.

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