The Who have announced that they play a one-off show at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix on March 29.
The show in Melbourne is the concluding race in round one of the world championship, and the band follow on from last year’s performer’s Kiss who played after last year’s Australian Grand Prix.
Pete Townshend comments on their unique show, saying: “This is a special occasion for us to come and be with you guys at the time of the Grand Prix. KISS did it last year and we hear they played to big crowds, but we hope to see an even bigger crowd when we hit Melbourne in March.”
Australian Grand Prix Corporation’s Zara Lawless explains the choice of act for the special show, saying: “Few bands can lay claim to being among rock royalty, but British rock gods The Who must surely feature on any list of the best bands of all-time. Last year, an estimated 65,000 people stuck around after the big race to see a full, two-hour concert extravaganza from KISS. If you thought that was big, I urge you to get along to next year’s Grand Prix to be part of an event that people will talk about for years to come.”
For more information and tickets, go to www.grandprix.com.au
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