The Who takes to the Las Vegas stage for a two-date concert


It’s been nearly 50 years since The Who played the last gig of their last tour as a full-time band. There would be reunions and celebrations that would bring vocalist Roger Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend together in later years, but The Who Strikes Back! Roundwhich ends in Las Vegas with two weekend dates, is something fans have never experienced before.

The Who Played tommy and Quadrophenia in their entirety for past tours, and first performed live with an orchestra in 1972. The Who Strikes Back! employs classical musicians to perform suites from both albums, with the ensemble playing most of the first side of tommy before “Pinball Wizard” and “We’re Not Gonna Take It” get the symphonic treatment.

Rock set dives deep into 1971s rarities and cuts Who’s next, with longtime drummer Zak Starkey channeling the spirit of Keith Moon and Simon Townshend adding the guitar layers of the recordings that older brother Pete used to compensate himself when The Who toured as a four-member unit. The late John Entwistle is sorely missed, but his French horn lines are faithfully reproduced in songs such as “The Real Me” from the Quadrophenia after.

“Love Reign O’er Me” from this album promises to be majestic with live strings, and since last month the band have begun closing sets with Mose Allison’s “Young Man Blues”, famous for the 1970s. . Living in Leeds and rarely played since.

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