The Who played live in London over the weekend and brought the house down with a kickass performance at Wembley Stadium in London.
The last time they played Wembley was back in 1985 at the historic Live Aid event. Fans got some serious back catalog also during their epic two and a half hours set. Plus, they also debuted two brand new tracks from their yet to be released new album called “Still Waiting For The Big Cigar” and “Hero Ground Zero.”
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It was a pretty full house considering the controversy when the band first announced the gig, many fans complained about the high ticket prices and in reality, there were a lot empty seats in the stadium.
Pete Townshend addressed the prices to the crowd saying: “Thank you so much for working so hard to pay for the tickets. It means a lot to us.” He also paid tribute to his long-term guitar tech Alan Rogan, who had passed away only days before the gig took place.
He said: “Some of you may already know that Alan Rogan passed away two days ago” adding: “He was my guitar tech for over 40 years. He battled cancer and he finally lost his battle. He was a great guy and he was chipper and in high spirits until the end.”
Another highlight was Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder joined The Who on stage when the band dedicated a part of their show to their 1973 album ‘Quadrophenia’, for ‘The Punk And The Godfather,’ Vedder had opened up the show earlier in the evening,
Check out an audiences footage of a stripped-back acoustic version of ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’, below. Pure Magic…