Reader: The Who, Santana and Doobie Brothers? Are There No New Bands Worth Promoting?

Reader: The Who, Santana and Doobie Brothers? Are There No New Bands Worth Promoting?
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Recent concert announcements included several blasts from the past. The Who will be at the Pepsi Center on September 29 as part of the act's Moving On! Tour, a 29-city jaunt. And on July 3, Carlos Santana and the Doobie Brothers will be at the Pepsi Center, too. The announcements were met with cheers, as well as a few jeers for the Pepsi Center itself.

And readers had plenty more to say about these long-loved acts:

Says Doug: 

Bring your walkers and rolling chairs: The Who Geriatric Tour is coming.

Adds Wayne: 

I think this would be my fourth final Who show. The first was in the ’80s, while I was in high school.

Responds Ronnie:

 Moving on to heaven? Should be a steep discount on those tickets. No guarantees they will live through the show.

As for Santana and the Doobie Brothers, Eugene asks: 

Do you know what a doobie is? Hehehe.

Recalls Daniel: 

Saw Santana open for Cheech and Chong and the Rolling Stones at the LA Forum in 1973....These guys are OLD...

Responds Michael: 

Seeing Carlos Santana is required at least once in this life...

And David says:

Santana was amazing at Red Rocks! Very disappointed by the venue choice. The sound in the Pepsi Center is terrible!

Jeff concludes: 

What 1970s acts aren't touring this summer? It's like the summer of the dinosaurs. Are there not any new bands worth promoting anymore?

Keep reading for more on these concerts:

Carlos Santana will be in Denver July 3.
Carlos Santana will be in Denver July 3.
Rubén Martín

Nearly fifty years have passed since Carlos Santana played at Woodstock. To celebrate that historic performance and the twentieth anniversary of his Supernatural album, he will be launching a 29-date North American tour starting June 22. The Doobie Brothers will open for Santana at the Pepsi Center on Wednesday, July 3; tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, January 25, at Live Nation or by phone at 303-893-TIXS.

"We’re always moving forward, and we have incredible new songs and melodies that will inspire you,” Santana said in announcing the tour. “I feel like a twenty-year-old on stage playing with this band, and they deliver on every song. When we hit the stage, we know we will touch your heart and make you dance, sing, cry, laugh and leave your baggage behind. The shows will be well balanced between the hits of yesterday, today and tomorrow…with energy!”

The Who is hitting the road on May 19; the act's tour will be a celebration of the rock band's first album in thirteen years. The Denver concert is slated for September 29 at the Pepsi Center. A presale for Who fans starts at 10 a.m. Monday, January 21, and runs through 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 23. Public tickets go on sale Thursday, January 24, at Live Nation. Tickets purchased online will include a redeemable code for a CD of the new album. For each ticket sold, $1 will go to Teen Cancer America.

Will you be going to these concerts? Post a comment or email your thoughts to editorial@westword.com.

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