Thursday, May 16, 2019

VIDEO: The Who perform 1971 classic with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots

photo: Andrew Lipovsky / NBC

The Who’s Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend teamed up with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots to perform the band’s 1971 classic, “Won’t Get Fooled Again”, on children’s instruments on the May 15 episode of The Tonight Show.

Daltrey handled lead vocals and tambourine for the song, while Townshend played ukulele and shared backing vocals with the program’s host.

The concert staple “Won’t Get Fooled Again” was a US Top 15 hit for The Who in the summer of 1971 as the lead single from the group’s fifth album, “Who’s Next.”

Daltrey and Townshend filmed the Tonight Show performance while in New York City to perform at Madison Square Garden on May 13 as part of The Who’s Moving On! Tour of North America.

Launched in Grand Rapids, MI on May 7, the trek sees the pair joined by a local symphony orchestra each night of the 29-show series as conducted by Who associate Keith Levenson.

The first leg of the 2019 series will wrap in Toronto, ON on June 1, while a fall trek will start September 6 in St. Paul, MN and conclude on October 23 in Edmonton, AB.

See also:

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