MSO PRA handful of Who fans who held onto tickets from a 1979 show the band canceled in Providence, Rhode Island, will get to see the rock legends play free of charge at the city's Dunkin Donuts Center in February. As previously reported, the arena's general manager, Larry Lepore, offered anyone willing to trade in tickets from the nixed concert replacement passes to the February 26 Providence show, which is the last scheduled stop on The Who's upcoming North American Quadrophenia tour.
On Tuesday, 10 people came forward and exchanged a total of 14 tickets, The Providence Journal reports. Lepore, in turn, handed over the 1979 passes to the Rhode Island chapter of the Special Olympics, who plan to auction them off to raise money for the sports organization.
The 1979 Providence concert was canceled by the city's then-mayor, Vincent Cianci Jr., over safety concerns in the wake of the tragic trampling deaths that occurred at the band's show a couple of weeks earlier in Cincinnati. The Who hasn't performed in Providence since.
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