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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.
The Who’s 2019 tour began on Tuesday in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a 49-piece orchestra and a setlist with a few surprises.
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Leslie Mendelson and The HillBenders are among the opening acts performing on The Who’s 2019 Moving On! North American Tour.
Violinist Katie Jacoby was interviewed recently about her upcoming tour as member of The Who, performing with Roger Daltrey, her partner Scott Metzger and more.
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Latest The Who Setlist
The Who at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
- It's a Boy
- Amazing Journey
- Pinball Wizard
- We're Not Gonna Take It
- Who Are You
- Eminence Front
- Imagine a Man
- Join Together
- The Seeker
- Behind Blue Eyes
- Won't Get Fooled Again
- Tea & Theatre
- 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.
Neil Young & Promise Of The Real fit a bevy of 2019 debuts into Thursday night’s concert in Eugene, including a pairing of “Cortez The Killer” and “Cinnamon Girl.”
Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band welcomed special guest Jenny Lewis for a handful of songs at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, California on Thursday night.
Celebrate JamBase’s 20th anniversary with a look back at 20 standout albums from jam acts from each of the past 20 years.
- Grateful Dead ‘Dead Sound’ Audio Documentary Details Band’s Crucial Role In Evolution Of Concert Sound
Listen to a fascinating audio documentary entitled “Dead Sound” that explores the crucial role the Grateful Dead played in the evolution of live concert sound.
Deer Tick, Mavis Staples and Hiss Golden Messenger are among the acts performing aftershow benefits in Newport, Rhode Island during the 2019 Newport Folk Festival.