"Amazing Journey" film uit op 29 oktober?

3386584mPlay.com heeft op haar website een releasedatum voor de nieuwe Who-documentaire "Amazing Journey". Volgens de site zou de documentaire op 29 oktober verschijnen.

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Dublin (29 juni)

Gisteren speelde de band in het Marley Park in Dublin. De band kreeg een warm onthaal van de aanwezige fans. Pete had wat problemen met zijn gitaar gedurende het optreden. Tijdens "Won’t Get Fooled Again" werden de problemen wat serieuzer en begon hij wat gekke gezichten te trekken.

Setlist:
I Can’t Explain
The Seeker
Anyway Anyhow Anywhere
Fragments
Who Are You
Behind Blue Eyes
Real Good Looking Boy
Relay
Baba O’Riley
Drowned
Man In A Purple Dress
Substitute
You Better You Bet
My Generation
Won’t Get Fooled Again
Encore:
The Kids Are Alright
Pinball Wizard
Amazing Journey / Sparks
See Me Feel Me
Tea And Theatre

Filmpjes:
I Can’t Explain
Anyway Anyhow Anywhere
Who Are You
Baba O’Riley
Behind Blue Eyes
My Generation
Pinball Wizard / Amazing Journey / Sparks

Reacties van fans:
"It was a great show with a lot of young people in the crowd. If it wasn’t sold out it was very close! There wasn’t as much energy as the Wembley shows. They got a great reception from the crowd – who I’m presuming were mostly seeing the band for the first time".
"I know it’s a cliche but the atmosphere was genuinely ‘electric’. And happy…I can’t remember ever seeing so many smiling faces at an outdoor rock event. The sheer energy and musicianship of this band is simply awesome; a pleasure to see so many young first timer’s collective jaws drop for the opening numbers then collectively embrace the amazing spectacle in front of them..hey, I’m getting all pseuds corner here but this was something special. I left Marlay a very proud and drained Who fan"

Wembley Arena (27 juni)

Joe_perry_pete "So this is where we fuck Shirley Bassey!". Met deze woorden opende Pete het tweede concert in de Wembley Arena in Londen gisteravond. Ook weer een verpletterende show. Aan het einde van het concert gooide Pete zijn gitaar weg en schopte het instrument over het podium.

Vlak voor "Tea And Theatre" zei Pete dat het vandaag 5 jaar geleden was dat John Entwistle overleed. Hij zei dat hij hoopte dat hij niet ergens rond hing. Daarna keek Pete naar Roger en zei: "I hope he didn’t come back as a spider, but, it would be just like him wouldn’t it". Roger zei dat John vermoedelijk zou terugkeren als "a line of coke". Vervolgens speelde Pete enkele akkoorden van "Boris The Spider". Vervolgens droeg hij "Tea And Theatre" op aan zowel John als Keith.

Het was de voorlopig laatste show in Engeland ("I don’t know how Roger feels, but I’m fucking knackered", aldus Pete). Joe Perry van Aerosmith bevond zich onder de bezoekers.

Setlist:
I Can’t Explain
The Seeker
Anyway Anyhow Anywhere
Fragments
Who Are You
Behind Blue Eyes
Real Good Looking Boy
Sound Round
Pick Up The Peace
Endless Wire
We Got A Hit
They Made My Dreams Come True
Mirror Door
Baba O’Riley
Drowned
Man In A Purple Dress
The Real Me
You Better You Bet
My Generation
Won’t Get Fooled Again
Encore:
The Kids Are Alright
Pinball Wizard
Amazing Journey / Sparks
See Me Feel Me
Tea And Theatre

Filmpjes:
Anyway Anyhow Anywhere
Behind Blue Eyes
Real Good Looking Boy

Reacties van fans:
"Highlights were The Real Me xe2x80″ the best Ixe2x80x99ve heard since 2000 (and Ixe2x80x99ve heard a few times this year). Wonxe2x80x99t Get Fooled Again was really heavy and sounded more like they did when John was still with us xe2x80″ out and out rock. See Me Feel Me was even more uplifting tonight than usual"
"Tonights version of Real Me was the best I have ever heard without John playing, credit for this should and must go to Zak, he played like a demon and at one stage Pete turned and looked at him with eyes wide open in wonderment. At the end of Won’t Get Fooled Again, Pete, ripped off his guitar and threw it into the ground and then kicked it across stage, looked up and gave a big grin of self satisfaction, the whole band had big smiles and they knew as we did, this had been a good one"
"Then, came the moment that caused me to actually openly cry at a Who gig. The most emotional moment of the night as they mentioned that this was a sad day: the fifth anniversary of John’s death. Pete told us all that the next song, Tea and Theatre, was first being written when John was alive… Then Roger’s whole demeanor seemed to shift as Pete dedicated the song to both Keith and John. Roger’s emotion poured out into the lyrics. You could tell he was thinking of their two lost bandmates. It was truly powerful and emotional. I almost thought I saw him cry.."
"While they joke about him, it’s also clear just how much they really miss him. Pete also mentioned before they started that this song was about the three of them (and now just about the two of them) which is the first time I’ve ever heard him acknowledge that the song is at least semi-autobiographical. Then they went into it, and played a great version
"

Berichten in de media:
The Times – "The Who In Wembley Arena"

Wembley Arena (26 juni)

WembleyaGisteravond speelde The Who het eerste van twee optredens in de Wembley Arena. De band zette weer een overweldigende show neer. Roger had wat problemen met de microfoon, waarop Pete antwoordde: "Bob always gets it!" (uiteraard verwijzend naar geluidstechnicus Bob Pridden). Ook raakte Roger even met de tekst in de war tijdens "The Real Me".

Pete had tijdens Glastonbury als kwinkslag gezegd dat hij het Internet uitgevonden had. Hij reageerde gisteren op de reacties die hij gekregen had daarop: "I got some stick because I mentioned that was taken to mean I had invented the Internet, let me say now, I did NOT invent the internet, I merely wrote songs that may have anticipated its invention…..Peter f***** Paphides are you listening….but anyway look what the Internet has turned into – what a pile of crap….".

Na het optreden van Shirley Bassey op Glastonbury afgelopen zondag kwam de helikopter waar zij in zat in slecht weer terecht. De piloot had een noodlanding moeten maken op een schoolplein. Pete  reageerde: "As we expected, it was quite a hard job to top Shirley Bassey…..actually me and Roger did some work on her helicopter, but it did not quite work out how and when we expected. But we’re sure she won’t be so much of threat at the next Glastonbury".

Setlist:
I Can’t Explain
The Seeker
Anyway Anyhow Anywhere
Fragments
Who Are You
Behind Blue Eyes
Real Good Looking Boy
Sound Round
Pick Up The Peace
Endless Wire
We Got A Hit
They Made My Dreams Come True
Mirror Door
Baba O’Riley
Drowned
Man In A Purple Dress
The Real Me
You Better You Bet
My Generation
Won’t Get Fooled Again
Encore:
The Kids Are Alright
Pinball Wizard
Amazing Journey / Sparks
See Me Feel Me
Tea And Theatre

Reacties van fans:
"This show was just outstanding on so many levels. Maybe it was Glastonbury adrenalin still in the system,but they were just SO into the whole thing.Too many highlights, but it was obvious they were happy and somewhat surprised how well they played – after a few songs Pete & Rog looked at each other with wild amazement in a kind of "was that just us??""
"Roger’s voice croaked at a couple of points during the show – but i think it was just due to him putting his heart and soul into last nights performance. When I heard it go I thought uh-oh it’s gonna get quiet now…but he was straight back on form…so think he was just pushing himself v hard"
"The show was amazing, best gig! Pinball Wizard was amazing, the medley from Tommy at the end which was FANTASTIC! Real Good Looking Boy (my favourite who song) was incredible, loved that, Behind Blue Eyes, their voices sounded so good on this"
"Roger was in great voice, after a couple of days rest, Pete really fired up for a home town crowd, and the venue was packed to capacity a veritable Who sell out. The Who in all forms have always lifted their game for London shows. The whole band seemed more attentive, more up for it in general. Simon changes instruments a lot in these shows, probably more than Pete, and he played and sang exceptionally well tonight"

Berichten in de media:
Spectator – "Review Wembley Arena"
The Telegraph – "The Who eclipses the rest at Glastonbury"

Glastonbury (24 juni)

GlastonburyIn de stromende regen speelde The Who gisteren als slot-act op het Glastonbury festival. Door de regen was het festivalterrein een enorme modderpoel geworden, waar zelfs 1 dode te betreuren viel, maar de fans lieten zich niet uit het veld slaan. De band zette een strakke show neer, die door BBC2 in zijn geheel werd uitgezonden.

Pete schreef over de show: "Glastonbury. Dame Shirley Bassey. Nice boots. Great voice. Orchestra a little out of tune in the damp and chill. Even so she triumphed. What a smile. How do you do that kind of smile? She is only a tiny bit older than me (she might even be younger). Roger tried to top her. I tried to top her. We failed. So we did the next best thing. We rigged her helicopter".

Setlist:
I Can’t Explain
The Seeker
Anyway Anyhow Anywhere
Fragments
Who Are You
Behind Blue Eyes
Baba O’Riley
Relay
You Better You Bet
My Generation
Won’t Get Fooled Again
Encore:
The Kids Are Alright
Pinball Wizard
Amazing Journey / Sparks
See Me Feel Me
Tea and Theatre

Filmpjes:
I Can’t Explain / The Seeker
Anyway Anyhow Anywhere
Baba O’Riley
My Generation
Won’t Get Fooled Again

Reacties van fans:
"The band were on fire last night. Roger was on great form and was loving it. Pete’s playing was just plain Pete, brilliant.Same criticism as ever re poor old Pino, not loud enough – not his fault again. The set was well balanced. Overall, proud to be a Who fan and a superb WELL DONE to the Who family for a fantastic show, demonstrating that the band can still rock it out with the new blood"

Berichten in de media:
NME – "The Who close Glastonbury 2007"
The Guardian – "Review: The Who Glastonbury"
Reuters – "Rock godfathers The Who close muddy Glastonbury"
The Age – "Muddy Glastonbury ends on a high note"
The Sun – "Glastonbury review"
Expatica – "The Who in Antwerp"

The Klaxons over The Who; Rachel over The Klaxons

In The Independent van vrijdag meldde James Righton, de zanger van The Klaxons:

"I can’t stand The Who; it’s like watching a relic. No disrespect, it’s just that we are a different generation."

Rachel heeft dat gelezen en zij reageerde als volgt op haar weblog:

"Yesterday, the Klaxons, interviewed in the Independent newspaper said they would not be watching the Who at Glastonbury as they had no desire to see "old relics". A little shocked by this, i subsequently did some digging and discovered that the lead singer and the guitarist both made a pact when they were 15 to alternately wear each others underpants and only wash them once a month, i then discovered that this can cause a nasty yeast like fungus which can reach the brain over time and cause people to talk nonsense, accompanied by delusions of pop grandeur. So i said a short prayer for their swift recovery and sent a letter to their manager urging them to re-address their hygiene and perhaps do a standard blood brother pact instead."

Knowsley Hall (23 juni)

Knowsley Gisteravond speelde The Who tijdens het Knowsley Hall Music Festival in Liverpool. De band zette een keurige "run of the mill" festival set neer, die ongeveer een uur en 45 minuten duurde. Ondanks enige regenval tijdens de set, bleef Roger goed bij stem. Het was een wild publiek. Er waren  vechtpartijen gedurende het concert en er werd met flessen gesmeten.

Setlist:
I Can’t Explain
The Seeker
Anyway Anyhow Anywhere
Fragments
Who Are You
Behind Blue Eyes
Real Good Looking Boy
Baba O’Riley
Eminence Front
Man In A Purple Dress
Relay
You Better You Bet
My Generation / Cry If You Want
Won’t Get Fooled Again
Encore:
The Kids Are Alright
Pinball Wizard
Amazing Journey / Sparks
See Me Feel Me
Tea And Theatre

Filmpjes:
Pinball Wizard
Sparks
See Me Feel Me
See Me Feel Me (einde)

Reacties van fans:
"Stayed dry all day but the heavens opened not long into the set, leaving the site looking like a swamp! Roger in fine voice despite the damp conditions. Only down side: too many bottle throwing idiots and way too many drunks starting fights! Apart from that it was brilliant!"
"Pete didn’t look very into it for the first few songs and then warmed up and gave a stonking show. Rog’s voice was fantasic, best I’ve heard in three concerts. Although a typical festival set, when you’re so close to them it just take you over completely. Man in a Purple Dress was particularly strong for me along with Pete going mental for the end of Sparks. They looked genuinley shocked by the reception they had at the end. Great gig, great people, hell of a laugh"
"YBYB was flat but then with My Gen/cry the band really kicked in and was a dream followed by a million arms waving to WGFA the set ended on a high. They continued in the same vain during the encore, A lot of people started to leave during this and there was streaming to the exit during T&T which was a shame because it was brilliant"

"Rog’s voice was full of power and majesty, Pete gave it 100% and got really into it during the extended improvised sections (especially My Generation), Zak was flawless and Simon, Pino and Rabbit added their own inimitable magic to ensure that this current Who line up is a ‘band’ in the purest sense.  It is satisfying to see Pete and Rog look at a wild and untamed crowd such as this. All in all this was a GREAT gig – and having watched the Glastonbury footage last night on TV (where the Who were brilliant but NOT as good as at Knowsley in my opinion) I’m happy to say that I was surrounded by my fellow insane scousers who pushed the band into performing at the highest level possible"