Wednesday, September 30, 2015

VIDEO: Robert Plant recalls seeing The Who for the first time

Robert Plant recalls seeing The Who perform live for the first time in a new clip previewing the forthcoming concert film, “The Who: Live In Hyde Park.”

“I was about 15 when I saw The Who,” says Plant, “They played some of the town halls in the West Midlands. It was the most exciting and thrilling music scene I’ve ever been to.

“They really kicked ass and they blasted the place to pieces. It was amazing. It was just so animated: four guys were playing the most spectacularly exciting and electrifying music.”

Iggy Pop is also featured in the preview of the film, which will see its premiere in cinemas worldwide on October 7.

The project captures the band at the famed London venue earlier this year as they delivered the final UK concert appearance of their 50th anniversary farewell tour.

This week, The Who announced the rescheduled dates for their The Who Hits 50! North American tour, which was postponed earlier this month following news that Roger Daltrey was diagnosed with viral meningitis.

The 2016 dates begin February 27 in Detroit, with shows running to the end of May.

See also:

The Who announce rescheduled 2016 North American tour
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