THE Who have cancelled their UK tour due to concerns over coronavirus.

Roger Daltrey, 76, and Pete Townshend, 74, were due to start their WHO 2020 tour on Monday at Manchester Arena but the 10-date run has been postponed due to fears about the pandemic.

Warrington's Concert Signers – who provide sign language interpretation to music – were due to join the iconic band on stage at their Liverpool Arena show on April 6.

Jeanette Hughes, from Concert Signers, said: "It is a shame, but totally understandable. Health and safety comes first. The Who are re-scheduling for later in the year and we will get to sign and raise deaf awareness with them then."

The veteran band, who were supported by Burtonwood's Slydigs on a previous tour, have also postponed their Teenage Cancer Trust show at the Royal Albert Hall.

Singer Roger Daltrey assures fans that the shows will: "Definitely happen and it may be the last time we do a tour of this type, so keep those tickets, as the shows will be fantastic."

Pete Townshend added: "We haven't reached this decision easily, but given the concerns about public gatherings, we couldn’t go ahead."