Latest The Who Articles
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.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Who’s ‘Tommy’ with pro-shot video of the band’s July 7, 1970 performance at Tanglewood that ends with seven songs from the legendary rock opera.
Watch The Who’s tour debut of their 1981 hit ‘You Better You Bet’ on their 2019 Moving On North America Tour at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
Watch The Who team up with The Roots and Jimmy Fallon for a performance of “Won’t Get Fooled Again” featuring classroom instruments.
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Latest The Who Setlist
The Who at Wembley Stadium
- Amazing Journey
- Pinball Wizard
- We're Not Gonna Take It
- Who Are You
- Eminence Front
- Imagine a Man
- Hero Ground Zero
- Join Together
- The Seeker
- Won't Get Fooled Again
- Behind Blue Eyes
- The Real Me
- I'm One
- The Punk and the Godfather
- 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 schedule for the 2019 Pitchfork Music Festival free live stream includes Mavis Staples, HAIM, Kurt Vile, Parquet Courts and Whitney .
Fenway Park will host Jerry Day when the Boston Red Sox take on the Kansas City Royals on August 6.
Marco Benevento will focus on the Midwest over the course of the November leg of his fall tour.
Watch David Crosby perform with The Roots and discuss his documentary film with director Cameron Crowe on Tuesday’s episode of ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.’
Neil Young, Norah Jones and Father John Misty will be among the performers at the Harvest Moon A Gathering benefit concert this September.