Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Who Bust Out Quadrophenia at Royal Albert Hall

The Who performed Quadrophenia last night at the Royal Albert Hall, concluding the 10th year of concerts initiated by Roger Daltrey in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Special guests Eddie Vedder (PearlJam) and Tom Meighan (Kasabian) joined the band, filling in the roles played by Billy Idol and Gary Glitter on the 1996 tour.

That 1996 show in Portland still stands as one of the best shows I have ever seen. Entwistle was still alive and I think it was the first time I had seen drummer Zak Starkey with the band, and they just killed it.

It doesn't hurt that Quadrophenia is one of my favorite albums, and they did the whole thing end to end.

Word is that Pete's hearing is so on the fritz again that he may be done with live shows, but we have all heard that before. If that is the case though, what a way to go out with a bang.

Below is a video from the show last night. Rolling Stone also covered it here.

I've Had Enough

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