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Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: lox ()
Date: March 22, 2022 16:49

I have two tickets for this friday at RAH for sale: Arena A, row 7, middle. Seats are next to each other. Selling them for 175 pounds each (face value).

Please contact me if you are interested!

Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: johnnythunders ()
Date: March 26, 2022 14:23

Review of last night at the Royal Albert Hall
[onlyrockandroll.london]

Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: bye bye johnny ()
Date: March 26, 2022 15:03

Nice review. Thanks for posting.

Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: stargroover ()
Date: March 26, 2022 15:30

First time seeing the Who last night,amazing gig!

Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: Lynd8 ()
Date: March 26, 2022 16:52

Set list

3/25

Substitute
Squeeze Box (with an actual Squeezebox) played 2x
The Kids are Alright
Tattoo
Behind Blue Eyes
Real Good Looking Boy
Break The News x 2
She Rocked My World
Beads on a String
Eminence Front
Pinball Wizard
Who Are You
Let My Love Open The Door (with some violin and Roger on Vocal!)
Baba O'Riley
Won't Get Fooled Again

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Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: peoplewitheyes ()
Date: March 26, 2022 20:37

I was there, it was a chaotic and charming gig, strange set list (fine by me). When they hit the spot, particularly with the harmonies, they were magnificent.

The Won't Get Fooled Again by just Pete and Roger was touching and beautiful

Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: gotdablouse ()
Date: March 27, 2022 15:16

Just finished listening to Rog's audio book, great stuff, highly recommended! Never been a huge Who fan apart from the obvious stuff and their stellar performances (like CFNY 2001) but it gave me a new appreciation for the man and band.
One thing that struck me is that unlike the Stones starting in 1989 they never made much money touring, at least until 2006 when he was happy they broke even for the "Endless Wire" tour!

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Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: Lynd8 ()
Date: March 27, 2022 17:29

I'd really like the Stones to try this full, acoustic-type gig for a charity or one-off special show before they pack it in. "Stripped" was close, but a full length concert - 15-20 songs all totally acoustic with some violins/accordions could be pretty cool.

Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: stargroover ()
Date: March 27, 2022 22:59

Can’t see them doing it for charity.LOL

Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: stargroover ()
Date: March 27, 2022 23:08

Don’t think the Stones have got the balls to do an acoustic live with rarities and all.Maybe if they had a big pay cheque it might spur them on.Sadly we all know they are motivated by dollars.Long live Pete and Roger!And a nice tribute by Pete to Charlie at the RAH gig the other night.

Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: crawdaddy ()
Date: March 28, 2022 02:42

Probably just as good as the Kingston, Pryzm, February 2020 gigs, as even better at RAH, with more songs,.............. as The Who are always great live. smileys with beer








I must admit I was really pissed off, when Pete called my home town of Kingston............... a shit hole when they had their last live gig there February 14th 2020.
It's not nearly as good as the 60's here......... or anywhere, but we still got the lovely Richmond Park and River Thames within most people within walking distance.

I still call it my home town, even though I've lived all over the world, and still live a few miles away in Epsom these days.
Pissed of with Pete while writing this as, I know he came from another part of London.

Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: paulywaul ()
Date: April 6, 2022 19:28

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crawdaddy
Probably just as good as the Kingston, Pryzm, February 2020 gigs, as even better at RAH, with more songs,.............. as The Who are always great live. smileys with beer








I must admit I was really pissed off, when Pete called my home town of Kingston............... a shit hole when they had their last live gig there February 14th 2020.
It's not nearly as good as the 60's here......... or anywhere, but we still got the lovely Richmond Park and River Thames within most people within walking distance.

I still call it my home town, even though I've lived all over the world, and still live a few miles away in Epsom these days.
Pissed of with Pete while writing this as, I know he came from another part of London.


As someone who used to live in Kingston, I can fully relate to Pete's comment. I pretty much always thought the place was a bit of a shithole even when I actually lived there .... glad I no longer do so. There are some nice streets here and there, but a lot of the lovely old Victorian houses have been modified and extended in very ugly ways, completely disfiguring them . And as for the "town centre" ? Ugh, well sorry - gotta agree with Pete 100%. That is a dump !

[ I want to shout, but I can't hardly speak ]

Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: paulywaul ()
Date: April 6, 2022 19:29

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johnnythunders
Review of last night at the Royal Albert Hall
[onlyrockandroll.london]

Fab review. Yup, they were great ... it was wonderful to see them

[ I want to shout, but I can't hardly speak ]

Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: johnnythunders ()
Date: April 6, 2022 19:35

Thanks Paul

Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: crawdaddy ()
Date: April 7, 2022 01:01

Hi paulywaul, and hope to see you sometime on the Stones Europe Tour, most probably at The Hyde Park gigs.
I was probably feeling a bit nostalgic for my home town that night as saw a really good gig that night in a Kingston pub if I remember, and must admit only really go there for the live music in a few pubs in Kingston /Surbiton area these days.
Still love The River Thames and Richmond Park as well.

I do agree with you and Pete,after thinking about the town centre now, and what it was like in the 60's and 70's.
I love that video of the Pryzm gig as I was standing right behind the guy who filmed it.
Loved the RAH video as well with just a few more on the stage, and must have been a great night. smileys with beer

Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: bye bye johnny ()
Date: April 8, 2022 22:55


Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: crawdaddy ()
Date: April 9, 2022 00:41

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bye bye johnny


[rocklegendscruise.com]

There's a few places like this one, Ben Waters just comes to mind as well, and a great way to have a holiday doing these music and Cruise holidays.

I think Walter Trout has been doing these cruises a while now, even though he has got a hectic schedule in North America and Europe live gigs and really admire the guy and his band, to get out in front of a live audience.

I've seriously thought about it, as Walter Trout is in my top five of seeing live acts, and on a cruise ship, and having a good time should be great. smileys with beer



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Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: bye bye johnny ()
Date: April 9, 2022 14:54


Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: crholmstrom ()
Date: April 9, 2022 16:37

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bye bye johnny


[rocklegendscruise.com]

Wonder if Roger is going to haul an orchestra along....

OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: bye bye johnny ()
Date: April 15, 2022 16:42

UK rock band The Who back on tour after COVID cancellations

By Alicia Powell
April 14, 2022


Indio, California, October 9, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

NEW YORK, April 14 (Reuters) - After costly pandemic cancellations, British rock band The Who is back on the road again with THE WHO HITS BACK! tour.

"We're just hitting back at COVID because it stopped us in our tracks. We were, we were going to call it, 'Where Were We?'" lead singer Roger Daltrey said ahead of the tour starting next week.

Canceled charity concerts for The Who's foundation, Teenage Cancer, at London's Royal Albert Hall had cost the group about $3 million, said Daltrey, 78. The charity works with UK and U.S. hospitals to develop state-of-the-art spaces for teens suffering from cancer to meet and stay connected.

Daltrey and Pete Townshend, the band's principal songwriter famed for thrashing his guitar on stage, are the only surviving original members of the group which emerged in 1960s London with drummer Keith Moon and bass player John Entwistle.

The Who has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, with the rock opera "Tommy" and hits like "Won't Get Fooled Again" and "I Can See For Miles."

Daltrey and Townshend, along with six band members and an orchestra, will kick off their North American tour on April 22 in Hollywood, Florida, and wrap it up in Las Vegas in November.

The Who's tours have become a lot more complicated, Daltrey said. "We were, we were four guys with eight amplifiers, a drum kit and a sound system. That was it. We turn up in a U-Haul truck and three roadies would suit us for the night."

Daltrey refuses to worry about COVID affecting the tour, he said at his England countryside home. "We're just living our lives. And if you get it and die, you get it and die, you know?"

The rock legend, who has worked with many of the world's top bands, named Mick Jagger as his top rock band frontman followed jointly by Freddie Mercury and Elton John, Bruce Springsteen and David Bowie.

While the band has no plans to stop touring, the time will come, Daltrey acknowledged.

"I've always said about this business. You don't give it up, it gives you up. I will open my mouth and it won't come out like it should. And I will go, that's it, can't do it anymore."

[www.reuters.com]

OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: bye bye johnny ()
Date: April 16, 2022 13:59

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, April 15:



Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: crholmstrom ()
Date: April 16, 2022 22:19

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bye bye johnny
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, April 15:


I thought Daltrey sounded terrible. It made me sad. 1 of the greatest rock bands ever isn't even a shadow of itself. At this point I would be far more interested in seeing what Pete came up with as a solo act.

Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: April 16, 2022 22:40

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bye bye johnny
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, April 15:


Fantastic! Pete and Roger are true legends in every sense of the word, and both are still performing at a high level.
Love the harmonies, and the overall musical arrangements - inventive, and creative, and it suits them very well.

Long live Rock...thumbs up

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Rip this joint, gonna save your soul, round and round and round we go......

Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: stargroover ()
Date: April 16, 2022 23:01

You guys in the US are in for a treat,the Who are simply amazing.That RAH gig was tremendous so glad I attended.Hope it surfaces on an official cd and dvd release.

Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: mosthigh ()
Date: April 17, 2022 08:31

The band that played at RAH was really Roger's band with Pete sitting in. If you watch the whole concert, Roger even says so at one point. The tour will likely be the same band as 2019 with full local orchestra.

Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: April 17, 2022 09:03

The upcoming US tour will be the same as 2019 - from their official website:

THE WHO HITS BACK! Tour will feature The Who’s full live band comprising guitarist/backup singer Simon Townshend, keyboardist Loren Gold,
second keyboardist Emily Marshall, bassist Jon Button, drummer Zak Starkey and backing vocals by Billy Nicholls, along with orchestra conductor Keith Levenson,
principal violinist Katie Jacoby and principal cellist Audrey Snyder, passionately delivering The Who’s many classics, as well as songs from their most recent album, WHO.

_____________________________________________________________
Rip this joint, gonna save your soul, round and round and round we go......

OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: bye bye johnny ()
Date: April 17, 2022 14:59

Exclusive interview: The Who’s Roger Daltrey still hopes he dies before he gets old

Wendy Rhodes
April 15, 2022


William Snyder/Trinifold


The days of trashing hotel rooms might be a thing of the past for The Who, but singer Roger Daltrey can still do some damage.

One moment into the impassioned chorus of “Love, Reign O’er Me,” Daltrey appears to have blown the computer’s internal speaker with his explosive, robust vocals during a video interview with this reporter.

“I can still hit the notes,” he said. “They’re still there.”

That they are, proving why Daltrey is still considered by many to be the most powerful and talented singer in rock.

Daltrey and guitarist, singer and songwriter Pete Townshend kick off their 2022 North American Tour, “The Who Hits Back,” on Friday April 22 with an intimate show at the 7,000-seat Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.

Sharing the stage with various U.S. and Canadian orchestras, the band will cross the country through May and then pick up again in October before wrapping with a two-night finale at Dolby Live at Park MGM in Las Vegas.

Founded in 1964, The Who has earned more awards and accolades than can reasonably be listed and in 1990 was inducted by U2 into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Songs such as “Baba O’Riley,” “Who Are You,” “Behind Blue Eyes,” “Pinball Wizard,” “I Can’t Explain,” “I Can See for Miles,” “You Better You Bet,” and “Tommy,” a rock opera from the album and movie of the same name, are some of the most acclaimed in rock history.

What Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend bring to their 'The Who Hits Back' tour

Touring with an orchestra might be a far cry from what some would expect from a group that once held the Guinness World Record for being the loudest band in the world. But the orchestra is not toning down The Who’s sound, Daltrey explained, so much as ratcheting it up.

“It leads to a sound that literally takes your head off,” he said. “Even I was astonished at the power of it.”

While it might be difficult to imagine anything more powerful than Daltrey’s vocals, coupled with the soul-shaking brilliance of Townshend’s windmill-style guitar parts, that is precisely what happens with the addition of an orchestra, Daltrey said.

“You live with the sound of synthesizers making string noises and orchestral noises, which you can do, very simply, on a few keyboards,” he said. “But then, you hear a real orchestra and a real violin, viola and cello and a couple basses going — it touches the human body, it touches our senses in a different way. It’s a big experience.”

To keep up his energy night after night and perform vocal marvels like the infamous, roaring scream in “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” Daltrey said he does breathing exercises, weight training and cardio.

“Townshend's songs are incredibly demanding for a singer,” he said. “They’re lyrically complicated, there's never two songs together in the same key, so it's moving about all over the place, and it takes a lot of stamina. Just like Mick Jagger — I’ve got so much respect for Mick, he’s incredible. And you just have to train.”

Daltrey has always been strong thanks to a physically demanding job he held as a teenager as a sheet metal worker.

“I used to have to unload, sometimes, 10 tons of steel in a day,” he said. “So, I kind of built up a very fit body, and I’ve managed to keep it going. I’ve been very lucky.

Original drummer Keith Moon, who died in 1978 at age 32, and original bassist John Entwistle, who died in 2002 at age 57, were less fortunate, both dying accidentally from substance abuse issues.

“I’ve had a few close shaves with serious illnesses that have nearly taken me out,” Daltrey said. “But I just say, ‘Well you’ve taken on the wrong one, mate.’ I come back.”

Roger Daltrey's die-hard fans

Daltrey today is jovial and quick to laugh, his zest for life apparent in his constant joking and easy smile. Which begs the question as to how he feels, at the age of 78, still singing one of the most iconic lines in classic rock: “I hope I die before I get old.”

“I still do,” he said, referring to lyrics from the band’s 1965 teen anthem, “My Generation.” “I think it’s a state of mind, age ... I’ve met young people who seem to be incredibly old in their mind, and I’ve met old people that are incredibly young. You can’t measure age in years; you can’t measure a lifetime in years. A life is a life.”

And when the end does come someday for Daltrey, he said, he will never really be gone.

“I think life is eternal,” he said. “I don't think there’s many, many lives. You are never going to escape this universe. A part of you will be somewhere in it, even if it’s a tiny bit of dust on Jupiter.”

For now, Daltrey remains in prime form. He rode out the past two years of the COVID pandemic pretty easily, he said, taking long walks through the rolling, green pastures of his sprawling farm in East Sussex, England. Rural as it is, however, is not so isolated that die-hard fans cannot track him down.

“They turn up at my door here,” he said. “I always try to make them welcome. I’ve seen a lot of stars have their bodyguards, and they push the fans away. I’ve never been on that page. I don’t like that at all. They put you where you are. They pay your rent. You've got to be there for them.”

Still, there are some fans — who, almost with admiration, Daltrey calls “extraordinary, really industrial” — that take things a step further.

“We’ve had to pull them out from under the beds before,” he said, laughing aloud. “They know what time our plane lands, what hotel we’re staying at, under what name. And blow me if they’re not in the bloody room before you get there.”

There is no hint of judgment in Daltrey’s voice when he talks about the antics of star-struck fans. In fact, he said, he is occasionally one himself.

“I get very nervous,” he said. “It’s really funny ... Not so much around all the guys I’ve known from the beginning — Paul McCartney and Ringo and all those people — we’re all mates, and it’s different. But if I met someone I’ve been a fan of a very long time, even today, I go back to that little kid again.”

So, who could potentially render Daltrey speechless?

“It’s too late to meet Johnny Cash; he’s the only one I would have liked,” he said. “I’m glad I didn’t meet Elvis, cause I would have been disappointed. The time ... that I had the possibility of meeting him, he was past his best. I'd rather carry his memory with me, which is fantastic.”

Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend's work with Teen Cancer America

No doubt, Daltrey has already met more stars and experienced more in his lifetime than most people could ever imagine. But today, he said, what brings him the most happiness is his work with Teen Cancer America, which he and Townshend founded in 2012 as an extension of the U.K.’s Teenage Cancer Trust.

Teen Cancer America has supported more than 106,000 patients at 43 hospital partners across the country. Daltrey said the organization focuses on those between the ages of 13 and 26 who do not fit easily into child or adult cancer programs.

“They have social habits that are completely alien to either group,” he said of the youths the charity serves. “The worst thing you can do is to isolate them with people they are not comfortable with. They’ve already got enough emotional and mental issues to deal with without doing that.”

Additionally, Daltrey said, the forms of cancers that tend to affect younger people are rarer, increasing in frequency and not well studied.

“It needs to change,” he said. “I’ve got a feeling in my bones, and always have, that some of the big secrets of cancer are going to be found in that age group. If you’re not looking, you’re not going to find them, are you?”

Today, 58 years after The Who first began smashing their instruments onstage, Daltrey and Townshend rock on, despite the absence of Entwistle and Moon. And while they still thrill playing live, Daltrey said, touring is vastly different today than in the past.

“In the old days ... it was just the four of us. We didn’t have the equipment, the hotels were Holiday Inns, which we got banned from continuously,” he said, laughing. “But we had so much fun. It is really, really, really weird. We had so much fun in those days, I can't tell you. It was such a wonderful world to be in in those days. Everything was possible.”

What is still possible today is for anyone who has never had the electrifying experience of catching The Who live to do so, Daltrey said. In fact, it is a must.

“You must try to see Townshend once in your life,” he said. “He’s fantastic — the best I’ve ever heard in my life. And I’ve heard some pretty decent music.”

[www.palmbeachpost.com]

Daltrey's quote about Jagger.
Posted by: daniel t ()
Date: April 17, 2022 14:44

Just to shut the mouths of those who bashed Daltrey for his comments about the Stones, here is a quote from a recent interview, from the Palm Beach Post:

“Townshend's songs are incredibly demanding for a singer,” he said. “They’re lyrically complicated, there's never two songs together in the same key, so it's moving about all over the place, and it takes a lot of stamina. Just like Mick Jagger — I’ve got so much respect for Mick, he’s incredible. And you just have to train.”

I have always said he had a great respect for Mick and the Stones, as Townshend do.

Re: Daltrey's quote about Jagger.
Posted by: georgie48 ()
Date: April 17, 2022 15:37

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daniel t
Just to shut the mouths of those who bashed Daltrey for his comments about the Stones, here is a quote from a recent interview, from the Palm Beach Post:

“Townshend's songs are incredibly demanding for a singer,” he said. “They’re lyrically complicated, there's never two songs together in the same key, so it's moving about all over the place, and it takes a lot of stamina. Just like Mick Jagger — I’ve got so much respect for Mick, he’s incredible. And you just have to train.”

I have always said he had a great respect for Mick and the Stones, as Townshend do.

Yeah, these guys sometimes drink too much and flap out rubbish. The Stones and The Who were close and respectful to eachother. The have similar live roots (Ealing, etc.)
cool smiley

I'm a GHOST living in a ghost town

Re: OT: The Who stuff
Posted by: arpcap ()
Date: April 18, 2022 10:59

I went to the recent RAH gig and really enjoyed it! It was great to hear acoustic versions of some of my favourite songs. I should’ve been going to their gig in Dallas on May 5th but unfortunately I’ve had to cancel my trip so if anyone is interested in the ticket please let me know.

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