Monday, February 17, 2020

VIDEO: The Who perform rare acoustic shows in London

photo: Banquet Records

The Who delivered a mix of new songs and classics during a rare series of acoustic shows in London this past week.

A pair of events at the city’s Pryzm nightclub coincided with the 50 year anniversary of their historic “Live At Leeds” album performance while also celebrating the band’s newly-released self-titled record – their first in thirteen years.

Alongside their touring band lineup, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend performed the live debuts of two tracks from the new “Who” record – “Break The News” and “She Rocked My World” – during the first of two shows on February 12, and the first appearance of 1967’s “Tattoo” since 2008 as part of a February 14 gig at the venue.

All three shows featured Who classics like “Substitute”, “Squeeze Box”, “Behind Blue Eyes”, “The Kids Are Alright” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again.”

The group’s twelfth and latest album, “Who”, recently debuted at No. 2 in the US and at No. 3 on the UK charts.

The Who will kick off a 10-date UK tour next month and a spring US run in April.

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