#50YearsOfTheWho 18 January 1967 and The Who are at the Orchid Ballroom in Purley. https://t.co/XsD1RIX4rC
The Who will play their 1969 classic rock opera 'Tommy' in full at London's Royal Albert Hall on March 30th and April 1st 2017.
Legendary rockers The Who have announced they will revisit their classic album Tommy in acoustic form at next year’s Teenage Cancer Trust shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
The special one-off shows, on March 30th and April 1st 2017, will coincide with the 100th instalment of the Teenage Cancer Trust series, of which the group’s singer Roger Daltrey has been a patron for many years.
At the performances, The Who will play Tommy from start to finish in acoustic form accompanied by a special video presentation, along with a selection of other famous Who hits. Tickets go on sale for the shows from September 23rd.
They will form part of the Best of British theme at the festival
As spring starts to poke its head around the wintery corner excitement about summer festivals is hot on its heels and the latest headline announcement has proved no exception - The Who is set to take on the Isle of Wight Festival.
The Who will play the Isle of Wight festival for the fourth time
Roger Daltrey and Pete Townsend have been added to the top of the bill for the first festival of the summer that, this year, has a Best of British theme to coincide with the Queen’s 90th birthday.
Continue reading: The Who To Headline Isle Of Wight Festival 2016
Roger Daltrey has been diagnosed with viral meningitis and the remainder of The Who’s tour dates in North America have been postponed until next year.
The Who have cancelled the rest of their dates in the U.S. leg of their 50th anniversary world tour as Roger Daltrey is ill with viral meningitis. The British rock band announced their decision to postpone the dates on their website on Friday (18th September).
Roger Daltrey performing on opening night of the Quadrophenia Tour in November 2012.
The Who has postponed four tour dates because Roger Daltrey is suffering from an ‘unspecified virus’.
The Who have been forced to cancel four tour dates due to Roger Daltrey’s health. The 71-year-old frontman has been suffering from an ‘unspecified virus’ and the four tour dates have been postponed, although new dates have not been set as yet.
Roger Daltrey performing in Amsterdam in July 2013.
The band closed the three day festival last month, having last performed there in 2007.
A blog post on the official website of legendary rockers The Who has claimed the band’s Glastonbury set was ‘sabotaged’ and that they were drafted in to headline the festival as a last minute replacement for Prince. The entry is thought to have been written by a member of the band’s road crew who worked behind the scenes during the band’s headling set.
The Who have claimed their Glastonbury set was ‘sabotaged’.
Giving a full account of the band’s Glastonbury performance, the writer reveals that the headliners were actually a ‘last-months addition to the show, replacing Prince who decided not to come this year’. The band closed out the festival on the Sunday evening, following sets from Patti Smith, Paul Weller and Lionel Ritchie.
The Who are headlining Glastonbury for the second time in eight years.
The Who has been confirmed as the Sunday night headliner for Glastonbury 2015 - the second time the group has played the prestigious closing spot in eight years. The band join rockers Foo Fighters and rappers Kanye West for the sold out festival next month.
Roger Daltry will be back on the Glastonbury stage next month
"It's great to be ending this part of a 50-year career at the most prestigious and respected music festival in the world," said frontman Roger Daltrey.
Continue reading: The Who Confirmed As Sunday Headliner At Glastonbury 2015
Siobhan Fahey - The best of British and U.S. contemporary art joined forces for an unforgettable night to raise money for Teen Cancer America, a charity founded by Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend who improve the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 29th October 2014
The Who are releasing their first new song in eight years.
It's been a long wait, but mod legends The Who are releasing their first new song in eight years. What took you so long fellas?!
Daltrey and Townshend performing in The Netherlands last summer
BBC reported on the news that Roger Daltrey and co would be releasing a new track on their complimation album 'The Who Hits 50!' as the band gear up to celebrate their half-century anniversary. The mammoth album features forty-nine of the band's previous songs as well as their their new song 'Be Lucky'.
Continue reading: The Who Are Releasing Their First New Song In Eight Years
They've come back haunted: Nine Inch Nails mark their return with dark song and creepy David Lynch video, 'Came Back Haunted.'
Industrial rockers Nine Inch Nails have teamed up with prolific filmmaker David Lynch for their new music video for 'Came Back Haunted.' After going on hiatus in 2009, the band's return was announced by lead singer Trent Reznor in February 2013, along with a worldwide festival and arena tour.
Nine Inch Nails Mark Their Return With 'Came Back Haunted.'
In typical NIN fashion, the video is about as disturbing as it can be (see also: the universally banned Broken EP videos), showing shaky images of singer/guitarist/wizard of weird Trent Reznor spliced over an image of what looks like a flobberworm. Add in a red/white flashing screen, a particularly evil eye and strange gas mask-wearing spidergirl images, and you have a pretty good accompaniment for the dark subject matter of NIN's songs. "They put something inside of me/The smile is red and its eyes are black/I don't think I'll be coming back," sings Reznor atop trademark fuzzy guitars and synthesised 'oohs.' The song is catchy and the video is strangely hypnotising - a simple idea that gets under your skin, making you look around to see if anyone's lurking behind you.
The Super Bowl half-time entertainment shows have slowly evolved into one of the biggest deals in the entertainment industry. Get it right, get richer (you’ll already be rich, if you’re performing at the Super Bowl, these days). Get it wrong? Suffer at least 12 months of ridicule and about a fortnight of humiliation every year subsequently, as people like us dig up lists like this to remind everyone of your shame.
A good Super Bowl Halftime Show can be life-affirming. Patriotism in its finest form; live music at its glitziest and its most extravagant. Here are five of the best:
5. Diana Ross, Sun Devil Stadium, 1996
Continue reading: The Best And The Worst Performances In Super Bowl History (Videos)
George Michael is working on a new album, according to his Twitter feed today (January 25, 2013). The pop star, who made it big in the ‘80s as part of Wham! and went on to have a successful solo career with songs such as ‘Careless Whisper’ and ‘Faith,’ has been talking about the possibility of a new album for some months, but has now confirmed that the recording process is underway, with a tweet that read “Hi everyone, hope you are all well, just to let you know I've been back in the studio a few weeks now, working on the new record....”
After suffering a serious bout of pneumonia, which left him fighting for his life, George Michael managed to stage a remarkable comeback, which culminated in him performing at last year’s London 2012 Olympics ceremony. However, the response to his performance there was probably not what George expected. Dressed in black leather and reflective shades, the 49 year old started off well, with a performance of his old classic, ‘Freedom 90,’ which fit in well with the nostalgic feel of the event, which also saw the likes of The Spice Girls and The Who perform. Everything went wrong for George Michael, though, when he used the opportunity to promote his new single, which was obviously not such a popular choice for the crowd, who were getting into the sing-along nature of the event.
Suddenly, a nation turned on George. No sooner were we praising his physical recovery than we were calling for him to be banished from the world of pop, for his commercial faux pas. So, George, you might be busy recording a new album, but some of us are still sulking over the Olympics, you know.
#50YearsOfTheWho 18 January 1967 and The Who are at the Orchid Ballroom in Purley. https://t.co/XsD1RIX4rC
#50YearsOfTheWho @IAG_Cargo has been helping us transport our equipment for 50 years. Here's what Roger has to say https://t.co/DjcbsOc8Gw
#50YearsOfTheWho @IAG_Cargo have been by our side for 50 years. To celebrate watch our journey. https://t.co/OGaf0mbP3l
#50YearsOfTheWho 15 January '67 The Who were filmed for @radiobremen Beat Club for broadcast on 21 January '67 https://t.co/atpwk91vWM
RT @uDiscoverMusic: #OTD 1968 the acclaimed album @TheWho ‘The Who Sell Out’ made its British chart debut https://t.co/PJ2GjfjJRI https://t…
#50YearsOfTheWho 13 January 1966. The Who play a gig at Festival Hall, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Notts. @eaFestivalHall
Sad to hear the @AeronautActon pub in Acton burnt down on NYD. Formerly the White Hart where The Who, then known as… https://t.co/7yVM61G1rE
#50YearsOfTheWho 29 December 1966 The Who appear on #BBC1 Top Of The Pops @TOTPofficial and mime to their new single 'Happy Jack'.
Our condolences to the family and friends of Rick Parfitt of @Status_Quo R.I.P. Rick.
#50YearsOfTheWho The Who are the opening act for boxer Billy Walker's new Upper Cut club. But look who else is on t… https://t.co/bGwjZOR0Cd
#50YearsOfTheWho 20 Dec 1966 The Who appear on the very last edition of #ReadySteadyGo! 5 . . 4 . . 3 . . 2- . . 1… https://t.co/dj1G6Cy1NL
RT @uDiscoverMusic: #OTD 1966 @TheWho entered the UK singles chart for the 5th time that year with 'Happy Jack' https://t.co/HXxz6Y5Vsa htt…
RT @EminentLifeLtd: The Christmas countdown has started 🎉 Order The Roger Daltrey Champagne now to get in time for Christmas https://t.co/v…
We welcome Nolan Smith @NdotSmitty as an Ambassador to @TeenCancerUSA https://t.co/ANKgPsQ2yQ
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Please support and bid for my @LondonSockCo signed sock monkey to raise money for @GreatOrmondSt via… https://t.co/DquPnymrjf
Remembering Greg Lake. He really was a Real Good-Looking Boy @GregLakeWebsite https://t.co/33aqOEawvT
Today we pause to give thought to the 11 souls who died @ Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati on The Who's '79 US tour. May they rest in peace.
RT @KeithMoon: Do the flop! Do the twist! https://t.co/E5uKdsLj2Y
RT @paulwellerHQ: Weller plays London's Royal Albert Hall on 31st March for @TeenageCancer Tix on sale 9am 02/12/16 https://t.co/FM1Df1KoXh…