Saturday, March 5, 2016

VIDEO: The Who perform 1978 classic on The Tonight Show

The Who performed their 1978 classic, “Who Are You”, on The Tonight Show on March 4.

The title track to their eighth album was the lead single from the project, which peaked a No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to sales of more than 2 million in the States.

The performance, which marked The Who’s first full band U.S. talk show appearance in almost 50 years, came the day after the group headlined Madison Square Garden as part of the recently-launched North American leg of The Who Hits 50! farewell tour which was postponed following Roger Daltrey’s bout with viral meningitis.

Last fall, the band released “The Who: Live In Hyde Park”, a project that captures the group at the famed London venue in 2015 as they delivered the final UK concert appearance of their 50th anniversary farewell tour.

The concert footage is rounded out with interviews featuring Daltrey Pete Townshend, as well as Iggy Pop, Robert Plant, Johnny Marr and more.

See also:

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