The Who finally returned to Cincinnati on May 15 at FC Cincinnati's TQL Stadium. It was the legendary rock band’s first local performance since Dec. 3, 1979, when tragedy struck at Riverfront Coliseum. On that day, 11 people were trampled to death when an impatient crowd pushed its way through the doors at the Coliseum before the band’s performance.
The group says it plans to donate to the P.E.M. Memorial, named after Finneytown High School students Stephan Preston, Jackie Eckerle and Karen Morrison, who died during the 1979 incident. The memorial’s committee annually raises scholarship funds for graduating Finneytown seniors who plan to study music or the arts in college.
Cincinnati’s performance was part of a do-over after The Who’s tour had been halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic; the band originally had scheduled a Cincinnati concert for April 23, 2020.Check out everything we saw at The Who concert in Cincinnati.