The Who announced on Tuesday it will perform in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area for the first time since 11 people died at one of its shows 40 years ago.
Plans call for the British rock group to play April 23 on the other side of the Ohio River, at Northern Kentucky University.
The concert will take place only a short drive from where the 11 music fans were crushed to death. More than 20 others were injured in the stampede as thousands lined up for seats.
The announcement came after a Cincinnati television station broadcast comments from Roger Daltry, The Who's lead singer, and guitarist Pete Townshend. They are the remaining original members of the band.
宣布此消息之前，辛辛那提一家电视台播放了The Who的主唱Roger Daltry和吉他手Pete Townshend的评论。 他们是乐队的其余原始成员。
Both have said they are always remembering the 1979 tragedy. Townshend recently told The Associated Press he wanted to discuss it in Cincinnati.
The Who said it will donate some of the profits from the concert next year to a memorial fund to help students in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Finneytown. The band has donated money to the fund for years. Three of the 11 killed had attended Finneytown High School.
谁说明年将把音乐会的部分收益捐献给纪念基金，以帮助芬尼敦辛辛那提附近的学生。 乐队多年来一直向该基金捐款。 11名遇难者中有3人上过Finneytown高中。
The band's members did not know about the tragedy until the show was ending. Longtime manager Bill Curbishley had made the decision to have The Who perform. He had warned Cincinnati officials that they would not be able to control the crowd if the concert did not take place.
Instead, the band left Ohio and moved on to Buffalo, New York, for their next show.
直到演出结束，乐队的成员才知道这场悲剧。 长期经理Bill Curbishley已决定由The Who演出。 他警告辛辛那提官员说，如果音乐会不举行，他们将无法控制人群。
"I'm not forgiving us. We should have stayed," Townshend told The Associated Press.
Townshend recalled the band's manager telling him, "I've got something terrible to tell you."
A similar tragedy happened in 2000 at the Roskilde Music Festival in Denmark. During a Pearl Jam concert, there was a stampede that killed nine people and injured 28.
Townshend feels that enough time has passed for an important discussion about the Cincinnati tragedy.
He said, "Now, we can have a conversation about it when we go back. That conversation will pick up. We will meet people and we'll be there. We'll be there. That's what's important."
Townshend added, "But I do think one of the things that happened at the time was that we ran away...I left a little bit of my soul in Cincinnati."
Words in This Story：
stampede – n. an event in which a large group of frightened or excited animals or people run together in a wild, uncontrolled way
original – adj.present or existing from the beginning
fund– n.money saved or set aside for a special purpose
manager– n.someone responsible for controlling or supervising something
soul – n.a person's deeply felt moral and emotional nature