For Who fans everywhere, the announcement of a brand new tour means only one thing: the world’s most untamable rock band is about to deliver the goods once again. Never ones for nostalgia, singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend will be unleashing the combustible force that is The Who, with symphonic accompaniment this summer and fall in 2019.
The Who will also be releasing their first album of new songs in thirteen years later this year. On stage, the line-up will be rounded out by familiar Who players featuring guitarist/backup singer Simon Townshend, keyboardist Loren Gold, bassist Jon Button and drummer Zak Starkey, and complemented by some of the best orchestras in the U.S. and Canada.
The Who debuted in 1964 with a trio of anthems "I Can't Explain," "The Kids Are Alright" and "My Generation." Since then they have delivered to the world hits such as "Baba O'Riley," "Won't Get Fooled Again," "Pinball Wizard," "Who Are You," and" You Better You Bet."
Outdoor Pre-Party and Dining Options
Xcel Energy Center will host an outdoor pre-party for fans at Gate 2 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and will feature happy hour pricing.
The Mich Golden Light Fan Zone, located at Gate 4 of the arena, will open at 5:30 p.m. and will offer happy hour pricing on select beer, wine and rail drinks from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. plus a full-service bar and dinner menu.
Join us for dinner before the show at Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Club. This private space on the RBC Wealth Management Club Level allows you to enter the arena, relax and enjoy dinner and drinks before heading to your seats. Plus happy hour pricing from 6 - 7 p.m. with dinner purchase. Pre-purchase dinner now or call 651-726-8400 to make a reservation.
The Reserve is an upscale lounge on the Bremer Bank Suite Level that boasts an eclectic, chef-driven menu and an array of cocktail options. To make a reservation, call 651-726-8400. The Reserve opens at 6:30 p.m.
Herbie’s On The Park is your new favorite place in downtown Saint Paul. Steps from Xcel Energy Center, Herbie’s patio is now open and is the perfect spot for cocktails before and after the show.
To provide a safer environment and significantly expedite guest entry into the arena, Xcel Energy Center encourages you to not bring a bag to the event or to limit the size of the bag that you bring. Should you choose to bring a bag, we encourage using a clear tote (plastic, vinyl or PVC) that does not exceed 12" x 6" x 12" or a maximum one gallon size plastic storage bag. Small bags or clutch purses no larger than 5" x 8" are permitted. Oversized bags and backpacks are prohibited.
Xcel Energy Center Bag Policy - Dimensions and Examples
Pro tip for faster mobile entry: Add your tickets to your phone's "wallet" and have a fully charged battery.
Mobile tickets are like an airline boarding pass which can be accessed with a smartphone via the Ticketmaster app or mobile site in a QR code format and scanned at the gate for entry.
Once you are within 48 hours of your event, log on to your Ticketmaster account and add the mobile tickets to your Apple Wallet/Google Wallet app. Once you have added to the app, your QR code will be accessible for entry. This bypasses the need for Wi-Fi or cellular data at the gates.
Guests are reminded to fully charge their smartphones prior to arriving at the venue in order to access mobile tickets. Click here for more information.