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The Who announced their first album in 13 years, ‘Who,’ released the single “Ball & Chain,” played an intimate acoustic set in New York City and announced a U.K. Tour 2020.
The Who kicked off Fall Tour 2019 with help of a full orchestra at Madison Square Garden in New York City, where the setlist included a pair of new songs.
Watch Keith Moon sing “Bell Boy” during The Who’s concert at London’s Charlton Athletic Football Ground in 1974 to celebrate what would have been his 73rd birthday.
Watch The Who team with Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder on a tune from ‘Quadrophenia’ and deliver the live debut of the brand new song “Hero Ground Zero” last night in London.
The Who’s Roger Daltrey fears he’ll lose his voice within the next five years and provides an update on the band’s long-awaited follow-up to 2006’s ‘Endless Wire.’
Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will bring The Who back to New York City this September for a performance at Madison Square Garden.
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Latest The Who Setlist
The Who at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
- Amazing Journey
- Pinball Wizard
- We're Not Gonna Take It
- Who Are You
- Eminence Front
- Imagine a Man
- Hero Ground Zero
- The Kids Are Alright
- I Can See for Miles
- You Better You Bet
- Won't Get Fooled Again
- Behind Blue Eyes
- Ball and Chain
- The Real Me
- I'm One
- The Rock
- Love, Reign O'er Me
- Baba O'Riley
About The Who
There are four names always on or near the top of the list of all time great Rock ‘n’ Roll bands: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and The Who.
The Who was formed by sheet-metal worker Roger Daltrey in 1963. The the line up, after a couple of adjustments, established itself with Daltrey on lead vocals, Keith Moon on drums, John Entwistle on bass and Pete Townshend on lead guitar. Townshend, honouring his art student credentials, wrote (and still writes) music famous for having an ‘edge’, complemented by the wildly creative performance techniques of each member of the band.
It is generally acknowledged among rock aficionados that The Who in their heyday were the most exciting live band on the planet, with their Live at Leeds album (1970) hailed as the greatest live album of all time. The compositional skills of Townshend have always been way beyond the conventional, as is proven not only in classic songs like ‘My Generation’ and ‘Baba O’Riley’ but also in his two great rock operas (a form he more or less invented single-handed) Tommy and Quadrophenia.
Today, despite the deaths of Keith Moon and John Entwistle, The Who remain a potent force on the rock music scene. Their Concert for New York City appearance after the tragedy of 9/11 was a classic, as have been their annual performances at the Royal Albert Hall in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. In 2006, Pete Townshend wrote The Who’s first studio album for the new millennium, Endless Wire and the band toured Europe and the U. S. during 2006 and 2007.
The Who are still highly active, with Townshend continuing to write and seek new musical challenges and Daltrey still the charismatic frontman he’s always been.
The Revivalists enlisted Bob Saget for a cover of The Who’s “My Generation” as part of their set on Sunday at KAABOO Del Mar.
Ween returned to the stage for the first time in 2019 on Sunday for a full performance of their 1997 studio album ‘The Mollusk’ and more at Riot Fest in Chicago.
‘Not Not Jazz,’ a documentary film about Medeski, Martin & Wood, will premiere at the Woodstock Fim Festival in New York.
The Cars’ frontman Ric Ocasek has died at the age of 75.
Watch Neil Young dust off “New Mama” for the first time in over 40 years and welcome Norah Jones at Harvest Moon A Gathering.