The Who launched their 2017 touring year with the first of a two-night stand on March 30 at London’s historic Royal Albert Hall. Celebrating their 100th benefit performance for Teen Cancer Trust, the legendary British rockers dazzled the hometown audience with a presentation of their pioneering rock opera Tommy, which included their 1969 hit single “Pinball Wizard."
Who fans can check out live footage of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers performing “Pinball Wizard” during the Teen Cancer benefit concert via fan-shot footage posted March 30 at YouTube. The multi-platinum band rocked the London audience with a 32-song setlist posted Thursday at Setlist.fm, which featured a complete performance of Tommy for the first time in 27 years along with a wide selection of greatest hits. Check out a performance of "Who Are You?" in the clip above.
The Who has been longtime supporters of Teen Cancer Trust, which provides world-class cancer care and support for young people. The band headlined the first benefit concert for the charity at Royal Albert Hall back in 2000 and helped establish the charity organization in the U.S. For more information on Teen Cancer Trust, click here.
The Who were recently announced among the headliners who will appear at the 50th anniversary edition of Quebec City Summer Festival, which runs July 6 – July 16. Townshend, Daltrey and company will headline on July 13 in Quebec City Quebec, at the Bell Stage located in the historic Plains of Abraham.
The “My Generation” hitmakers will launch their U.S. tour on July 16, in Canandaigua, New York, at Constellation Brands–Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center. The summer romp will included their first-ever Sin City residency, which will take place between July 29 – Aug. 11 in Las Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Tickets for a wide selection of Who dates are available at AXS.
The Who will continue their two-night stand for Teen Cancer Trust on April 1 in London at Royal Albert Hall. For all the latest details on The Who, click here.