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Re: OT: The Who Hits 50! tour
Posted by: crawdaddy ()
Date: November 24, 2014 17:10

Just found this short review.

The Who at Abu Dhabi.

Re: OT: The Who Hits 50! tour
Posted by: Wroclaw ()
Date: November 24, 2014 17:30

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crawdaddy
Just found this short review.

The Who at Abu Dhabi.

Good review.

As it happened it seems they also played Love, Reign o’er Me after 5:15. And, quite expected for a farewell tour, they repeated the Entwisle/Moon gesture from the last Quadrophenia tour:

"They went with option two, launching into 5:15, which included a video clip of a staggeringly good bass solo from the late, great John Entwistle. A similar tribute was then paid to Keith Moon, with a hilarious video of his Bell Boy monologue."

That really work great live as many of the crowd seem to keep their emotional touch with the late moon the loon (who, have stayed young forever) and the late Ox (being the eternal old geezer).

Re: OT: The Who Hits 50! tour
Posted by: nightskyman ()
Date: November 24, 2014 17:31

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crawdaddy
Just found this short review.

The Who at Abu Dhabi.

Ahhh, good review. So now I'm sorely tempted to go forth and see the Who!

Re: OT: The Who Hits 50! tour
Posted by: Wroclaw ()
Date: November 24, 2014 19:49

video: [www.youtube.com]

Lookes like a solid performance.

Re: OT: The Who Hits 50! tour
Posted by: Cristiano Radtke ()
Date: November 24, 2014 19:54

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Lookes like a solid performance.

Thanks for sharing, here's Won't Get Fooled Again:




Re: OT: The Who Hits 50! tour
Posted by: crawdaddy ()
Date: November 24, 2014 21:00

Cheers Cristiano and Wroclaw !

I'm looking forward to Hyde Park June 26th !

Hope to see anyone on IORR who is gonna be there. >grinning smiley<

Re: OT: The Who Hits 50! tour
Posted by: Wroclaw ()
Date: November 25, 2014 13:40

Another 25 minutes video





No surprises, and I like it that way.

A bit strange to see them look like a Bilbo Baggins leading an old blind man, but then... that's what happens when you do not die before you get old... smoking smiley



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2014-11-25 13:40 by Wroclaw.

Re: OT: The Who Hits 50! tour
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: November 25, 2014 14:26

I don't think so this time, finally.
I thought the same thing about the Rolling Stones when they were turning 50. The thing the made me want to go again was that they brought back Mick Taylor.

The Who won't be bringing back any passed members.

Re: OT: The Who Hits 50! tour
Posted by: Wroclaw ()
Date: November 25, 2014 14:36

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The Who won't be bringing back any passed members.

Well... they bring the two dead ones on video (during 05:15 and Bell boy) spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

Maybe PT would be smashing his guitar as a gesture to the past? though I would prefer he does that only at the end of the Liverpool gig... so I could be sure he wont hurt his back and cancel a gig I intend attending...

And after Nov. 30th we will be able to know whom are those "special friends" (Gallaghar brothers?).

Re: O.T. The Who World Tour starting U.K. before Christmas.
Posted by: nightskyman ()
Date: November 25, 2014 15:45

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Coming to North America 15 April in Florida to 30 May in Forest Hills NY- leg 1 -2 more legs to follow and then on to Europe/Japan/AU & possibly South America. UK & USA on more time after that then done into later 2016

Where is there a place to play in Forest Hills, New York? Don't tell me the tennis stadium they played at in 1971 still exists?

In answer to my own question, they are indeed playing at the very same Forest Hills Tennis Stadium they played at in 1971. The Beatles played there in '64. The Stones played there in '66.

[www.foresthillsstadium.com]

Wow tatters a lot of history there. Should be awesome with the refurbishment I'm guessing.

If that's one of the places they're playing in NYC metro area, I'm going. Great history indeed!

Re: OT: The Who Hits 50! tour
Posted by: buffalo7478 ()
Date: November 25, 2014 15:48

Ugh. Just watched the video and they are much better than expected. Roger looks old, the band lacks the sheer power they once had. Roger's voice sounds much better than it did pre-surgery, but will never have what he had 35 years ago. But even after all that I now want to go catch them on this tour.

They are not the Who of grit and power anymore, but maybe still worth seeing.

Re: O.T. The Who World Tour starting U.K. before Christmas.
Posted by: nightskyman ()
Date: November 25, 2014 15:48

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tatters
Leg One

4/15 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
4/17 Miami, FL – AmericanAirlines Arena
4/19 Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
4/21 Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
4/23 Duluth, GA – The Arena at Gwinnett Center*
4/27 Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
4/29 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
5/2 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
5/11 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
5/13 Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
5/15 Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
5/17 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
5/20 Uniondale, NY – Nassau Coliseum
5/22 Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall
5/24 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
5/26 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
5/30 Forest Hills, NY – Forest Hills Stadium

*on sale Friday, October 17th at 9 a.m.

Leg Two

9/14 San Diego, CA – Valley View Casino Center
9/16 Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
9/19 Las Vegas, NV – Colosseum at Caesars Palace
9/21 Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center
9/23 Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
9/25 Portland, OR – Moda Center
9/27 Seattle, WA – KeyArena
9/29 Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
10/1 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
10/10 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
10/13 Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Bradley Center
10/15 Chicago, IL – United Center
10/17 Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena
10/19 Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
10/21 Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
10/23 Pittsburgh, PA – CONSOL Energy Center
10/25 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
10/27 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
10/29 Boston, MA – TD Garden
11/1 Washington, DC – Verizon Center
11/4 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center

Ah, I see...more possibilities. Looks like Prudential Center is a good gig, as Stones played there last year.

Re: OT: The Who Hits 50! tour
Posted by: andrea66 ()
Date: November 25, 2014 16:08

maybe it has been discussed before, but is there any european (not uk ) date in the next tour ?
or are they going to say hallo to everybody except us ?

Re: OT: The Who Hits 50! tour
Posted by: tatters ()
Date: November 25, 2014 16:12

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The Who won't be bringing back any passed members.

Well... they bring the two dead ones on video (during 05:15 and Bell boy) spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

Maybe PT would be smashing his guitar as a gesture to the past? though I would prefer he does that only at the end of the Liverpool gig... so I could be sure he wont hurt his back and cancel a gig I intend attending...

And after Nov. 30th we will be able to know whom are those "special friends" (Gallaghar brothers?).

He won't be smashing any guitars. The last one he broke (Japan, 2004) was auctioned off for a charity along with a certificate of authenticity, signed by Pete, attesting that this was going to be absolutely the last guitar he would ever break. A contract is a contract.

Re: OT: The Who Hits 50! tour
Posted by: tatters ()
Date: November 25, 2014 16:14

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maybe it has been discussed before, but is there any european (not uk ) date in the next tour ?
or are they going to say hallo to everybody except us ?

Thought I heard something about this "long goodbye" continuing on into 2016, so it's possible.

Re: OT: The Who Hits 50! tour
Posted by: Mr.D ()
Date: November 25, 2014 16:16

This saw this interview with Pete & Roger before their show in Abu Dhabi:

[www.youtube.com]

Re: OT: The Who Hits 50! tour
Posted by: Wroclaw ()
Date: November 25, 2014 16:21

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He won't be smashing any guitars. The last one he broke (Japan, 2004) was auctioned off for a charity along with a certificate of authenticity, signed by Pete, attesting that this was going to be absolutely the last guitar he would ever break. A contract is a contract.

Being The Who fan for many years I may say that "The very final last" means that there will be several to follow... eye rolling smiley

Re: OT: The Who Hits 50! tour
Posted by: crawdaddy ()
Date: November 25, 2014 16:28

Nice interview. smileys with beer

Re: OT: The Who Hits 50! tour
Posted by: tatters ()
Date: November 25, 2014 16:28

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tatters

He won't be smashing any guitars. The last one he broke (Japan, 2004) was auctioned off for a charity along with a certificate of authenticity, signed by Pete, attesting that this was going to be absolutely the last guitar he would ever break. A contract is a contract.

Being The Who fan for many years I may say that "The very final last" means that there will be several to follow... eye rolling smiley

Here's a history of Pete's guitar smashings. It's something he mainly did in 1967 and 1968. He's rarely done it since Keith Moon died.

[www.thewho.net]

Re: OT: The Who Hits 50! tour
Posted by: runaway ()
Date: November 25, 2014 16:51

Pete Townshend

“Basically, [guitar smashing is] a gesture which happens at the spur of the moment. I think with guitar smashing, just like performance itself, it’s a performance, it’s an act, it’s an instant. And it really is meaningless.” – Townshend to Rolling Stone in 1968

Townshend began studying at Ealing Art College in 1961 and was influenced by artist and activist Gustav Metzker. That, in turn, caused Townshend to view his guitar smashing as “auto-destructive” art.

The first incident occurred when the Who was playing a familiar club and Townsend’s guitar accidentally hit the ceiling and broke. Townsend played it off as if it had been intentional, and drummer Keith Moon joined the action by demolishing his drum kit. The events caused a buzz around London, and it soon became a staple of a Who show.

Re: OT: The Who Hits 50! tour
Posted by: Wroclaw ()
Date: November 25, 2014 17:46

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tatters

He won't be smashing any guitars. The last one he broke (Japan, 2004) was auctioned off for a charity along with a certificate of authenticity, signed by Pete, attesting that this was going to be absolutely the last guitar he would ever break. A contract is a contract.

Being The Who fan for many years I may say that "The very final last" means that there will be several to follow... eye rolling smiley

Here's a history of Pete's guitar smashings. It's something he mainly did in 1967 and 1968. He's rarely done it since Keith Moon died.

[www.thewho.net]

The "guitar smashing ceremony" (as seen in the movie "The Kids are allright" as part of the "My Generation" clip) was mostly happening during the 1966-68 period.

It involved apart from the guitar breaking, also the Moon kicking his drums and Daltry damaging some of the mics and amps. We all saw that in Woodstock PT did sort of a guitar banging thing, and I recall seeing pictures of his Gibson smashed in the Isle of Wight festival of 1969 (as opposed to 1970).

As this was pretty much a PR trick in the first place (and for “low income” gigs they used old broken guitars for the smashing, brought to the stage just before the last song) it served its purpose and by the late 60’s became rarer and rarer. I recall a report of a guitar smashed in the UK during on e of the “not in London) gigs of 2000 or 2001, when I travelled to see them more then once.

Anyway – I guess that it wont happen now days as PT doesn’t seem to be in a mood for this trick and in all gigs I saw him since 2000 he was always sarcastic in nearly every word he said (though in one of the RAH gigs in 2002 he was in good spirit and started stepping in one of the amps at the front of the stage every few minutes. At some point the amp fell off the stage with PT on it, falling into the first 2 lines at the front, luckily not really hurting any one. He was cool enough to turn around, while lying of some 4 people and letting one of the ladies play a few tunes before climbing back to the stage).

Re: OT: The Who Hits 50! tour
Posted by: drbryant ()
Date: November 25, 2014 21:44

It seems that the Who show at Hyde Park is selling better than Taylor Swift. I guess the world is OK after all.

Re: OT: The Who Hits 50! tour
Posted by: odean73 ()
Date: November 27, 2014 14:42

Anybody recieved thier UK tickets yet?

Only two weeks for the Brum concert and not recieved anything yet.

Re: OT: The Who Hits 50! tour
Posted by: Wroclaw ()
Date: November 27, 2014 16:33

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Anybody recieved thier UK tickets yet?

Only two weeks for the Brum concert and not recieved anything yet.

For my Liverpool gig my tickets were not shipped (through UPS) until a week ago. I called TM.CO.UK and explained that I would be leaving for a trip, ending at the UK, by Dec. 1st so any delivery date that is after that would be not good. They checked, called me back and said that as they do not think tickets would be shipped by then (!!!) they agree to have my tickets at "will call".

On the other hand they refunded me for the 18 pounds UPS fee even without me asking (forgot to check about it).

Re: OT: The Who Hits 50! tour
Posted by: odean73 ()
Date: November 27, 2014 18:21

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Anybody recieved thier UK tickets yet?

Only two weeks for the Brum concert and not recieved anything yet.

For my Liverpool gig my tickets were not shipped (through UPS) until a week ago. I called TM.CO.UK and explained that I would be leaving for a trip, ending at the UK, by Dec. 1st so any delivery date that is after that would be not good. They checked, called me back and said that as they do not think tickets would be shipped by then (!!!) they agree to have my tickets at "will call".

On the other hand they refunded me for the 18 pounds UPS fee even without me asking (forgot to check about it).
Thanks for responding.

Just got home and the tickets were waiting for me.

Re: OT: The Who Hits 50! tour
Posted by: Roll73 ()
Date: November 27, 2014 18:24

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odean73
Anybody recieved thier UK tickets yet?

Only two weeks for the Brum concert and not recieved anything yet.

Got my tix for Dec 18th o2. Row A! Cannot wait.

Re: OT: The Who Hits 50! tour
Date: November 27, 2014 20:34




Be Lucky

Re: OT: The Who Hits 50! tour
Posted by: PTownshend ()
Date: November 28, 2014 01:40

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andrea66
maybe it has been discussed before, but is there any european (not uk ) date in the next tour ?
or are they going to say hallo to everybody except us ?

Europe Summer 2015. Paris shows announced. Few broken strings but Abu Dhabi was a good show. Set lists will now change. Few more rare songs. Mick was right about Abu Dhabi. Tour is 18 months.

Re: OT: The Who Hits 50! tour
Posted by: gotdablouse ()
Date: November 28, 2014 01:50

Not sure they can sell out two shows in Paris (the smaller Zenith this time, not Bercy) so close after the 2013 Quadrophonia tour. The pricing is pretty ridiculous too with the GC seats behind GA at €200 and GA at €90, well I suppose it's nice for GA people.

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Re: OT: The Who Hits 50! tour
Posted by: crawdaddy ()
Date: November 28, 2014 09:19

Ninety euros for GA, doesn't seem too bad these days. Dunno about the 200 euro GC seats behind GA though.

Would give them a miss.

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