The Who marked the fiftieth anniversary of their landmark live performance at Leeds College by taking part in a particular acoustic gig on the tiny Pryzm membership in London on Friday night. The set was much like the one they performed on the corridor earlier within the week, however it did include the primary efficiency of The Who Promote Out‘s “Tattoo” since 2008. The track was additionally a part of their set at Leeds again in 1970.
“My spouse has tattoos of canines and fairies and numerous issues,” Pete Townshend instructed the group earlier than taking part in the track. “The opposite day, she stated ‘my again aches’ [and I was like] ‘there’s a fucking tattoo!’ I hadn’t seen. That reveals how usually now we have intercourse. Anyway, apparently we’re taking part in ‘Tattoo.’”
The Who’ve been taking part in with locals orchestras over the previous yr, however these have been particular reveals the place Daltrey and Townshend have been joined solely by bassist Phil Spalding, guitarist/vocalist Simon Townshend, background signer Billy Nicholls and percussionist Jody Linscott. The reveals featured the primary performances of “Break The Information” and “She Rocked My World” from their new LP Who.
Former Who audio engineer Bob Pridden, who labored with the group constantly from 1966 to 2016, not too long ago spoke to Rolling Stone about recording Reside at Leeds. “That’s once they have been on fireplace,” he stated. “The have been working on a regular basis and simply on prime of their sport. As a unit of simply 4 folks, a band couldn’t be any higher.”
The Who will return to the highway on March sixteenth for a tour of European arenas. They arrive to America in late April for a seven-city run that wraps up with a mini residency on the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.