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The Who tickets from cancelled 1979 gig 'still valid'

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Fans who had tickets to The Who's cancelled gig in Rhode Island back in 1979 still have the opportunity to use them, it has been confirmed.

The band were due to perform at Providence's Dunkin' Donuts Center on December 17, 1979, but had to cancel after 11 deaths due to overcrowding at a previous gig in Cincinatti.

Pete Townshend

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However, the venue's executive director Lawrence Lepore has confirmed that they will honour any tickets from the last time The Who were scheduled to perform in the city when they return there next February.

"If you got a '79 ticket we will find a way for you to come in and see the show," Lepore told WPRO.

"Somewhere, some place, someone's got [a ticket] stashed. The question is, are they willing to give that up? If they are, we're willing to take it."

The Who will return to Rhode Island next year as part of their recently-announced 'Quadrophenia' tour.

Any vintage tickets that are redeemed for the show will be donated to fundraisers for the Special Olympics of Rhode Island.

Listen to The Who's 'Quadrophenia' below:

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