“Horton Hears a Who” and you will too, when you come to see the farewell tour of The Who with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts at Chicago’s United Center October 15, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!
OMG! The lads across the pond “Who” brought us “Tommy,” “Quadrophenia,” and “My Generation” are calling it quits. And they are bringing along Joan Jett and the Blackhearts for the ride! “This is the beginning of the long goodbye.” Roger Daltry
Only Roger Daltry and Pete Townsend remain of the one of the greatest rock and roll bands of the twentieth century. They pioneered the concept of the “rock opera,” in which a story thread ran through their sets. “Tommy” was and is still is a smash hit. One of this writer’s guilty pleasures is “Tommy” as recorded by The Who and the London Symphony Orchestra, with guest artists Ringo Starr (Uncle Ernie), Rod Stewart (“Pinball Wizard”), Richie Havens and many more.
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts have produced three albums that have gone either platinum or gold. She is considered the Godmother of punk music. She was named “Rolling Stone” magazine’s one of the hundred greatest guitarists of all time and was inducted into this year’s class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The United Center is located at 1901 West Madison in Chicago. For tickets to see The Who, go online to www.unitedcenter.com.
Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside, just a short drive to the United Center’s The Who concert, provides free shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport in Chicago. The hotel offers affordable, comfortable rooms, a breakfast bar and restaurant and much more. The hotel is pet friendly and offers AAA rates.