ATLANTIC CITY — For the first time since 2015, The Who, the legendary British rock band, will make a stop in the resort.

The band, who was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, will play historic Boardwalk Hall on July 22. Tickets for the show will go on sale to the public Friday at 11 a.m. Ticket prices range from $49.50 to $154.50, according to the venue’s website.

This is the band’s third stop at Boardwalk Hall since 2012, including its 2015 “The Who Hits 50!” tour.

Mayor Don Guardian said the announcement caught him completely off guard.

“I think it’s great that they’re still alive, just like Atlantic City,” Guardian said. “I’m glad they’ve got to come back. Maybe that’s fitting that they’re here and they have a comeback and are still loved. Let’s hope my city has a comeback and we will be loved once again.”

The band is famous for such hits as “Tommy” and “Baba O’Riley.”

The most famous version of the Who — featuring Roger Daltrey, Peter Townshend and the rhythm section of drummer Keith Moon and bassist John Entwistle — lasted from the band’s birth in 1964 to 1978 when Moon died at age 32. Entwistle was in the band until 2002, when he died of a heart attack at age 57. Moon and Entwistle were each among the best in rock history on their instruments. The Who have sold more than 100 million records.

“It just goes to show there’s something for everybody in Atlantic City, and I think it’s great they’re coming to Boardwalk Hall and I hope to buy a ticket and meet them,” Guardian said.

The show will give Guardian a chance to relive his youth, he said.

“Back when I was in college there was a department store, and on Fridays they sold the albums for $1.99 instead of $5.99, and it was only the top-selling albums of that particular week,” Guardian said. “I had a couple of Who albums back when you had a turntable and stacked them and they just played forever and they scratched up all your records and such.”

— Reporter Christian Hetrick contributed to this story.


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