The Who Tour Review 2016

May 22, 2023
David Sunnyside

the who tour review 2016

Despite a few minor glitches this was one of the best gigs I've ever been to. I'm not sure if it was just the special atmosphere of the Garden but the band were clearly into what they were doing and that made for a great show. The fact that this was the rescheduled gig from January also added to it, and I think you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who didn't enjoy it.

After the opening act - Devil You Know, who have an indie rock sound a bit like Waxahatchee and are a super-group of sorts - got things off to a metal start, the Who took the stage and immediately got everyone up dancing. They started with a selection of songs from the recent album, bravely making their statement of intent and winning over the audience in the process. They're doing a fine job of keeping up with the times, and although some people may carp that the Who aren't what they were in their heyday (and that's fair enough) the new material they're playing still sounds as good as anything else they do.

The set sped along at a great pace, with hits from Tommy and Quadrophenia getting plenty of applause. Towards the end of the show, they even played a few tracks that didn't make those albums but would certainly have if they had. And as the crowd sang along to them, you could see how much it meant to them too.

David Sunnyside
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