Dec 18, 2014

2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Joan Jett & the Blackhearts To Join The Who's 50th Anniversary Tour at Boardwalk Hall on Friday, May 22

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, 2015 inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, will join The Who as special guests on their “The Who Hits 50!” tour playing Boardwalk Hall on Friday, May 22.

"Having Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, a great American rock band, support us on our North American dates will ensure concert-goers a full night of entertainment. I love her,” said Roger Daltrey.

“We've been very close friends with Joan Jett for a long time. She is the real deal. This will be a great night of rock and roll for everyone,” said Pete Townshend.

“After the Runaways ended, THE WHO and Bill Curbishley stepped up, and let me use their studio, Ramport. That gave me the freedom to start my label, Blackheart Records. I've modelled my career and my company after their amazing organization. I'm so happy to be part of their 50th anniversary tour.   No one personifies Rock and Roll Royalty more than THE WHO,” said Joan Jett. 

Joan Jett is an originator, an innovator, and a visionary. As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, she's had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics "Bad Reputation," "I Love Rock 'N' Roll," "I Hate Myself For Loving You," and "Crimson and Clover." She sits at the head of her own independent label, Blackheart Records. Jett has acted in movies and television, including 1987's Light Of Day, and in a Tony-nominated Broadway musical, The Rocky Horror Show.

Since co-founding the Runaways, the pioneering all-girl punk quintet, at age 15, Jett's determination and drive have kept her in the public eye. Jett was able to see her story told in The Runaways, the film which she Executive Produced based on (lead singer of The Runaways) Cherie Currie's book Neon Angel starring Kristen Stewart as Jett, and her fellow A-lister Dakota Fanning as Currie. Jett served as an executive producer.

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts released their latest record, Unvarnished, last year and continue touring the globe.

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