The Who Perform from London’s Royal Albert Hall on ‘Colbert’

The Who took provided The Late Present viewers a particular rendition of the band’s 1971 hit single “Behind Blue Eyes,” filmed throughout a March all-acoustic charity gig to learn the Teenage Most cancers Belief at London’s historic Royal Albert Corridor.

Minimal preparation was carried out for the gig, which prompted Pete Townshend to supply a lighthearted warning to the present’s viewers. “We’ve solely had two hours rehearsal,” he mentioned. “So it’s going to be shit.” The set featured a number of not often carried out songs, together with Townshend’s solo effort “Let My Love Open the Door” and “Eminence Entrance,” which options Roger Daltrey on lead vocals.

The Who will quickly take their “The Who Hits Again!” tour throughout North America in two legs, with the band accompanied by a full orchestra on every cease. It’s the second time the British rockers have utilized an orchestra on tour, following 2019’s Shifting On! trek. 

“I’ve cherished working with the orchestra. It’s one thing that I resisted at first. I didn’t suppose it will be excellent,” Pete Townshend instructed Rolling Stone in a current interview. “I’ve all the time had this perception that if you work with orchestras, you shouldn’t try to convey a rock drummer on the stage.”

The tour kicks off April 22 in Hollywood, Fla., wrapping the spring section of the tour in Bethel, N.Y. on Could 28. Within the fall, the tour resumes Oct. 7 in Toronto and concludes with two nights at Las Vegas’ Dolby Reside on Nov. 4 and 5. Exhibits are additionally scheduled for Los Angeles’ storied Hollywood Bowl and the New Orleans Jazz Competition. 

“Pete and I mentioned we’d be again, however we didn’t suppose we’d have to attend for 2 years for the privilege,” Roger Daltrey mentioned of the tour in an announcement shared to the band’s web site. “That is making the possibility to carry out really feel much more particular this time round. So many livelihoods have been impacted on account of Covid, so we’re thrilled to get everybody again collectively — the band, the crew and the followers. We’re gearing up for an excellent present that hits again in the one method The Who understand how. By giving it all the things we’ve acquired.”

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