De afgelopen dagen heeft The Who concerten gegeven in Boston (7 maart), Chicago (10 maart), Louisville (12 maart), Philadelphia (14 maart) en Pittsburgh (16 maart). De setlist voor deze concerten was gelijk, met “The Real Me” en “Pictures Of Lily” beiden in de set.
Recensies van Boston:
The Who Still Reign O’er Garden Stage.
“Mostly of the AARP generation themselves, believe this is Roger and Pete’s last go-round and are treating this with the reverence it deserves. They are also enthusiastically vocal, singing along with gusto to every single classic song”
DigiBoston: The Who at TD Garden.
“Fifty-two years in the can, but there doesn’t seem any need to call it a day. The passion and fury that catapulted The Who to controversy and stardom still burn fiercely within Daltrey and Townshend. Here’s to another fifty?”
The Who evokes storied past at TD Garden.
Recensie van Chicago:
“The 72-year-old Daltrey sounded nearly invincible right from the get go, while somehow tapping into a perpetual fountain of youth with every whip of his microphone chord . And right along his side was the equally incendiary Townshend, who may be a few days shy of 71, but could still whip up a windmill like it was 1965.”
Recensie van Louisville:
Tijdens deze show werd “The Rock” opgedragen aan toetsenist Keith Emerson.
The Who rocks Louisville.
“There was the briefest moment in which Townshend held his arms away from his guitar, clenching his fists, in personal celebration. Here was the man who wrote, “I hope I die before I get old,” happily promoting that spirit into his 70s. It was beautiful. Daltry’s voice was clearly a bit limited, but it didn’t matter at that point; the crowd at the Yum Center was singing along, all the way up to the rafters”
Recensie van Philadelphia:
The Who Hits 50.
“As the first notes of “Who Are You” rang out across the crowd though, all became right with the world. Townshend pummeled away at his guitar as images flickered behind him. Meanwhile, Roger Daltrey sang with impressive power. The two are still vicious at their respective instruments, with a supporting cast including Ringo Starr’s son Zak Starkey, coming along side strong to cover any holes worn away by time.”
Recensies van Pittsburgh:
The Who Hits 50 at Consol Energy Center.
“They came to see the Who’s remaining two original members play the hits one last time, and last night they saw them do it notably well. Both Townshend and Daltrey are past 70, but Daltrey was in strong voice and Townshend can still raise the roof with his Strat, as on a resourceful extended jam on “My Generation””
Who takes Consol crowd on amazing journey.
“70-year-old Townshend, in a gray T-shirt and shades, scratching at his red Stratocaster and windmilling like the Pete of old. Remember ’89 when he could only play acoustic? He was so much older then. The 72-year-old Daltrey probably has the harder part in this bargain, having to approximate his old vocal power singing the songs of youthful rebellion. There are ups (mostly!) and downs, but he’s not far off at all”