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I saw EV open for The Who at House of Blues in Chicago around 15 years ago.  He came on stage and played "Tattoo" with the band (singing from the same mic as Pete) and looked about as happy as EV can look.  Great moment. 

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I have the cd Pete Townshend Live: A Benefit for Maryville Academy (1999). Eddie is on two tracks - Magic Bus and Heart To Hang Onto. I have not listened to that cd in years. I may have to listen to it this weekend.

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Here is the set list from last night's Townshend-Vedder gig (courtesy of The Who board):

Opening intro from Roger
Leaving This Town(Simon)
Forever And A Day(Simon)
She Asked Me(Simon&Eddie)
I'm The Answer (Simon&Eddie)
Red Blue and Grey (Eddie)
Far Behind (Eddie)
Stand By Me(Pete&Eddie)
Corrina Corrina(Bob Dylan cover, Pete&Eddie)
Drowned(Pete solo)
I'm One(Pete and band)
The Kids Are Alright(Full band, Joe Walsh)
Eminence Front (Full band, Joe Walsh)
Summertime Blues (Full band, Joan Jett & Joe Walsh)
I Can't Explain(Full band, Joan Jett &Joe Walsh)
Behind Blue Eyes (Pete&Eddie)
Betterman(Full band, Pete&Eddie) - seque into....

... Save it For Later (full band)
Won't Get Fooled Again(Full band, Joan Jett, Joe Walsh, Rick Nielsen & Eddie Vedder)
My Generation(Full band, Joan Jett, Joe Walsh, Rick Nielsen & Eddie Vedder)

 

The takeaway: Awesome. It was, without a doubt, a special night. The only issue I (and others) would have is that it was too short - 90 minutes. The atmosphere was electric by the end of "Generation," but they took their bows, said goodnight, and the house lights went on. In truth, it ended too abruptly, wishing for more and hoping it would extend into more songs and rarities. On the other hand, it was a benefit - and one must remember that. If these two ever decide to do a mini-tour, I would not hesitate in checking it out. Ever.

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I recently bought the SACD (2003) version of Tommy and just now got around to checking out the booklet. When I opened the cd case - there was no booklet to be found. I don't think this has ever happened to me before. I am guessing it was probably the same notes from the first re-master. But - maybe not.

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Pete's brother, Simon, just posted this on his blog:

 

Good News and Bad News
 
September 8, 2015
 
Yes, I know…. This webpage blog update is long overdue! I feel compelled to make a brief statement concerning recent developments. First, the bad news: Poor Roger Daltrey (my brother) has been unwell lately. Subsequently the first 4 shows of the 2nd leg of ‘The Who Hits 50′ tour have been postponed. An announcement will be made shortly as to when they will be rescheduled.
 
The good news is that Lisa Climie image has taken over my management. The usual ST crew is staying fully involved under the Stir Music banner but Lisa is stepping in to give me a kick start and get me working on my long awaited solo acoustic album, featuring some of my best songs Performed and sung by some of my favourite artist friends. Hopefully get me on some big festivals and / or support tours next year, too.
 
Visit Lisa’s webpage here: http://www.lcmanagemusic.com
 
Ok. Well, that’s put you in the picture. Stay tuned for more regular updates.
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Damn. I hope he gets better soon. I am concerned about this final leg. The ticket sales have not been that strong. I have seen level 300 seats available on Groupon for the Milwaukee and Chicago shows. I went twice on the first half, and though they were great shows, I am hesitant to hitting one more if they don't change up the set list. Regardless, get better, Roger.

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Damn. I hope he gets better soon. I am concerned about this final leg. The ticket sales have not been that strong. I have seen level 300 seats available on Groupon for the Milwaukee and Chicago shows. I went twice on the first half, and though they were great shows, I am hesitant to hitting one more if they don't change up the set list. Regardless, get better, Roger.

The Who on Groupon - that makes me sad. Nostalgia, I suppose. Once upon a time, they were my favorite band.

 

Get better, Roger!

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The entire tour has been postponed.

 

 

 

POSTPONED 2015 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR September 18, 2015

THE WHO today confirmed that they are postponing all remaining dates on their “THE WHO HITS 50!” North American tour.  They had initially postponed FOUR shows on doctors orders after Roger Daltrey contracted a mystery virus.  Initially it was hoped that the rest of the tour might proceed, but after extensive tests the seriousness of his condition became apparent when doctors diagnosed Roger as having viral Meningitis and prescribed a period of rest.  The band apologize to fans and realize that the postponement will cause an inconvenience for ticketholders.  It wasn’t a decision taken lightly–THE WHO always give their fans 100% and were never going to compromise the show, but ultimately the band had no alternative but to postpone the tour.

Roger was particularly disappointed as he had been especially looking forward to the Teen Cancer America benefit in Los Angeles, a charity that he and THE WHO have worked tirelessly for. Thankfully he is already getting better and said, “We are very sorry to disappoint our fans in this way.  For the last four weeks, I have been in and out of the hospital and have been diagnosed with viral Meningitis. I am now on the mend and feeling a lot better but I am going to need a considerable time to recover.  The doctors tell me I will make a complete recovery, but that I should not do any touring this year.”

Pete Townshend added, “We are rescheduling all the shows for next Spring 2016. We apologize to all our fans who have supported us in the last 50 years. Once Roger is completely well we will come back stronger than ever and Roger and I will give you all a show to remember.”

The tour dates being postponed are as follows:

DATE                CITY                         VENUE

Mon   9/14            San Diego, CA                 Valley View Casino Center

Wed   9/16            Anaheim, CA                   Honda Center

Sat     9/19            Las Vegas, NV                 Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Mon   9/21            Los Angeles, CA              STAPLES Center

Thu    9/24            Portland, OR                   Moda Center

Sun    9/27            Seattle, WA                     KeyArena at Seattle Center

Tue    9/29            Vancouver, BC                Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena

Thu    10/1            Calgary, AB                     Scotiabank Saddledome

Sat     10/3            Edmonton, AB                 Rexall Place

Tue    10/6            Saskatoon, SK                 SaskTel Centre

Thu    10/8            Winnipeg, MB                  MTS Centre

Sat     10/10          Minneapolis, MN             Target Center

Tue    10/13          Milwaukee, WI                BMO Harris Bradley Center

Thu    10/15          Chicago, IL                     United Center

Sat     10/17          Detroit, MI                      Joe Louis Arena

Mon   10/19          Toronto, ON                    Air Canada Centre

Fri      10/23          Pittsburgh, PA                CONSOL Energy Center

Sun    10/25          Newark, NJ                     Prudential Center

Tue    10/27          New York, NY                 Madison Square Garden

Thu    10/29          Boston, MA                     TD Garden

Sun    11/1            Washington, DC              Verizon Center

Wed   11/4            Philadelphia, PA              Wells Fargo Center

Tue    12/1            Toronto, ON                    Air Canada Centre

Fri      12/4            Louisville, KY                  KFC Yum! Center

Sun    12/6            St. Louis, MO                  Scottrade Center

Tue    12/8            Kansas City, MO             Sprint Center

Thu    12/10          Denver, CO                     Pepsi Center

Sun    12/13          Oakland, CA                    Oracle Arena

 

Tickets for the original dates will be honored for the new shows, which will be announced shortly.

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I'm listening to the Young Vic show (April 1971) from the Who's Next re-issue. If you have never heard it - you should check it out. I suppose you probably have - it came out over a decade ago.

 

Anyhow - I am sometimes still amazed that I can listen to something that I recall reading about as a teenager - and never thought I would hear.

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I'm listening to the Young Vic show (April 1971) from the Who's Next re-issue. If you have never heard it - you should check it out. I suppose you probably have - it came out over a decade ago.

It's great stuff and I'm always pleased when it comes up on a random play of the USB drive in my car.

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