Artikel over Alfie Boe in “Quadrophenia”

This Is Lancashire heeft een artikel over de klassieke versie van “Quadrophenia”, die in juni uitgebracht wordt.

Alfie zegt over de audities: “Yes it was quite nervewracking. Apparently Pete had been following my career and seen what I had done in Les Miserables and my record company had also put my name forward to Pete. As a result I was asked to go along and sing to him“.

Over het nieuwe album zegt hij: “It’s something that I have really wanted to be part of for a long time. I am genuinely amazed by Pete Townshend’s writing. I’ve known a lot of classical composers who don’t give the singer anything to work with. He is a great man. We had a lot of fun working together“.

“The Who brought 50 years of rock power”

NOLA heeft een recensie van het concert op het New Orleans Jazz Festival.

The Who delivered 50 years’ worth of power, all the hits, and a sprinkling of comedy to boot. The normal anniversary-tour show must be longer than the two hours Jazz Fest allotted. We learned that the band had trimmed down its set to fit after a false start to “Kids are Alright,” which Daltrey informed Townshend was actually one of the culled. Unfazed by the hiccup, he broke the fest’s clean-language policy for what would be the first of many times, announcing, “It’s all right, (expletive) happens. Who gives a (expletive?) Pete, maybe.

“The Who highlight Jazz Festival”

Gisteren trad The Who op tijdens het Jazz Festival in New Orleans. De setlist was enigszins ingekort, hetgeen leidde tot enige verwarring bij de band. Zo kondigde Pete uitgebreid “Pictures Of Lily” aan, toen Roger hem eraan herinnerde dat het nummer voor dit concert geschrapt was. Ze speelde toch een couplet en een refrein.

Setlist:
I Can’t Explain
The Seeker
Who Are You
Squeeze Box
I Can See for Miles
Pictures of Lily
My Generation
Magic Bus
Behind Blue Eyes
Bargain
Join Together
You Better You Bet
I’m One
Love, Reign O’er Me
Eminence Front
Amazing Journey
It’s a Boy
Sparks
Pinball Wizard
See Me, Feel Me
Baba O’Riley
Won’t Get Fooled Again

USA Today heeft een verslag van het Jazz Festival.

“Roger Daltrey was in strong voice, but the process of trimming their usual lengthy set down produced confusing results, and twice he and Townshend found themselves starting different songs at the same time.

The Who became more powerful as the show went on. By the concluding Won’t Get Fooled Again, Townshend was attacking his guitar ferociously, and Daltrey swung his microphone, shirt open as in days of yore. The shirt was a black dress shirt and not his signature suede, fringed vest, but his spirit was in the right place

Interview met Pete in “Uncut”

Uncut Magazine heeft een interview met Pete. Hij staat ook op de cover van het magazine.

The Who guitarist and songwriter is on the cover, and inside he comes clean on retirement, the future of the band and his still intense relationship with Roger Daltrey. “There’s a desire I have to do a show which is crap,” he says. “Go out in front of a bunch of devoted Who fans and say, ‘Listen, you bunch of fucking cunts. Fuck off. Don’t come back…’

Foutje van Pete over Bob Dylan

Tijdens het concert in Duluth mijmerden Roger en Pete over de omgeving. “We used to go horse riding here. It used to be all countryside“, meldde Roger. Pete antwoordde: “I’ve never been horse riding in Duluth” en meldde terloops dat hij het niet erg vond om in Duluth op te treden, omdat Bob Dylan er geboren was.

Echter, Bob was geboren in het stadje Duluth in Minnesota, níet in Duluth in Georgia.

Startribune heeft een artikel over het foutje.

“The Who provide rock crunch and plenty of hits at Gwinnett Center”

AJC.com heeft een recensie van het concert dat The Who donderdag in het Gwinnett Center in Duluth gaf. De band speelde “Bargain” tijdens deze show, hetgeen Pete deed uitroepen in een “What fucking key is this in?“, voordat het nummer begon.

“The Who is in admirable form, even able to tackle the epic “A Quick One (While He’s Away),” the precursor to the band’s storied rock operas “Tommy” and “Quadrophenia,” and one stacked with twisty melodies, time changes and high notes. Plenty of room remained for obligatory sing-alongs including the crunchy “Pinball Wizard’ and “Baba O’Riley,” proof that if this is indeed The Who’s last waltz, they’re leaving fans with plenty of memories