The Who Plays Providence Tonight, Will Honor Tickets From 33 Years Ago

PROVIDENCE, RI (CBS) – Legendary rock band The Who is set to headline a concert Tuesday night that’s 33 years in the making.

Back in 1979, then-Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci canceled the Providence show after 11 concert goers were killed at a show in Ohio leading up to the gig.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Joe Mathieu reports

The Providence date was never rescheduled, and the band never returned to the city.

Tuesday night, anyone who still has a ticket to that 1979 show will be allowed in to see the show.

Dan Scannel, formerly of Malden, is one of those people who hung onto his ticket. He says he couldn’t be more excited for the show.

“It was one of these ‘nah, you’re kidding me’ moments,” he said of realizing his ticket would be honored. “I’m going to go see The Who. This is huge.”

Five of Scannel’s long-time buddies are all going to the concert as well. They saved their tickets from the 1979 show as well.

Related: WBZ WaterCooler: Seeing The Who, 33 Years Later

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