The Who rocked the house in Orlando. The Saturday night, Nov. 3rd. show left the audience in awe of the rock gods that just performed before them. Both into their 60’s, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend again prove they have what it takes to rock. This tour is a fantastic effort between two friends that have taken the amazing journey. This final presentation of Quadrophenia is a visual look back with The Who. The large video screen behind the stage grandly displays scenes of the ocean, and newsreel video. Taking one back in time with their tour guides. John Entwistle makes special appearance for 515, and Keith Moon appears for Bellboy. After the chilling Love, Reign O’er Me, the boys tore into a set with Baba O’Riley, The Kids Are Alright, Anyway Anyhow Anywhere, Behind Blue Eyes, Who Are You, Won’t Get Fooled Again, and finally Tea & Theatre. The band traveling with Roger and Pete are familiar faces. Simon Townshend on guitar, bassist Pino Palladino, drummer Zak Starkey, keyboardist Chris Stainton. This team sounds awesome, and shouldn’t be missed. You still have time.
Amon Tobin must be flattered, because the man who samples everything, is being copied by everyone. Tobin’s fresh electronic manipulations are inspiring artists of all genre. The brazilian born Tobin infuses blues and jazz with his sound crunching techniques to fuel his cube of sound. So now we find him wrapping up his second leg of the ISAM tour. Heading towards the finish line with a big smile no doubt. And plenty of project offers waiting. Check out this New York clip.
It’s weird not seeing Roger Waters dates on Pollstar or anywhere else. After nearly two years of touring, The Wall is over. The greatest rock opera ever presented (ahem,…Quadrophenia?!) came to and end in Quebec City on July 21st. This latest crew has taken The Wall to a fantastic new level. Roger’s latest adaptation has given The Wall fresh application to today’s issues of war, privacy, governmental and corporate overreach. Destine to go down in history as one of the greatest rock tours ever, The Wall and it’s influence on our culture will remain. So cheers to Roger for keeping The Wall at the top of our collective minds. We will not forget. Check out this fan clip of “Mother”.
Linkin Park must be the hardest working band in rock and roll. They’re continuing their summer push through the States and Canada, with even more fall dates. Heading south to Brazil in October, and even playing Johannesburg, South Africa in November. Linkin Park continues to attract fans with their rocked out hip hop inspired jams. Touring on songs from their fifth album “Living Things”, the boys demonstrate their huge sound with the hit “Burning It Down”. Powered with electronics, rock and rap, Linkin Park’s latest work pushes their sound further than ever before. Check out this interview with Chester. Or maybe the “Waiting For The End” video from their previous “A Thousand Suns” album.