The Who postpones and cancel European shows

Seems, that The Who have bigger things to do: The band decided to play Glastonbury and cancelled and postponed sold out shows in Paris and Amsterdam. The new dates: 28.06.2015: Glastonbury; 30.06.2015: Paris; 02.07.2015: Amsterdam.

I agree with Eric Champarnaud: “To cancel an engagement for another engagement is extremely shitty. Unless there is a good reason we don’t know about? Now is the time to tell us. Why is Glasto taking precedence over the scheduled dates? Why is it a priority? Is it money? Is it exposure? Is it something else? What makes the Glastonbury audience more deserving? Rescheduling two sold-out shows into one show this late in the game is saying to the fans: “We don’t give a fuck about you”. Personally? No skin off my back. I’m a sucker, I’ll go the make-up show. No problem. But how about the potentially thousands of fans who had made plans? Travel, hotel, babysitter, etc… How will they be compensated? Is that how a working band operates? Is this the legacy you want to leave behind, on your 50th anniversary? Will Paris be treated to a lackluster make-up gig because you gave your all to the people of Glastonbury? And what if the people who come to the make-up show decide to show you how they feel about being shat on? I know I speak for a lot of fellow fans when I say this display of unprofessional carelessness is disappointing and hurtful, and we didn’t think this band in particular was capable of it. Someone, preferably Pete or Rog, please clear the air and tell us exactly who took that decision and why?” (Facebook The Who Fan Page)

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Live Recordings 1981

Here’s a list of live-recordings from the Face Dances Tour 1981. Any adds are welcome. Most of them can be found on Dime.

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Roger attends Rock’n Roll Fantasy Camp 2014

Rock'n Roll Fantasy Camp 2014CONNECTICUT – June 18, 2014 – Roger Daltrey, lead singer of one of the most iconic bands, will be rocking out with campers right before his takeoff for The WHO’s 50th Anniversary Tour! Fantasy Camp featuring Roger Daltrey will take place on Thursday October 16 – Sunday, October 19 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut.

This makes the perfect Father’s Day gift for any Dad who ever dreamed of being a rock star.

Space for Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp is extremely limited. To reserve a spot for this once-in-a-lifetime experience or for more information, visit www.rockcamp.com or call 888-762-2263.

“I feel quite passionate that anything that encourages people in music, just to see people with enthusiasm having fun even though they’re all different abilities… rise to the occasion, it’s fantastic!” Roger Daltrey – The Who

Participants in the four-day Fantasy Camp will be placed in a band with Rock Stars including Simon Kirke of Bad Company, Rick Derringer of The McCoys, David Hull of Aerosmith, Joe Vitale of CSN, Joe Walsh, Johnny A, and blues genius Gary Hoey.

“The Foxwoods team is extremely excited to be hosting our first-ever Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp. This event truly provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the guests who participate in the program. Having the iconic Roger Daltrey of The Who makes the event that much more special. This event clearly represents Foxwoods’ commitment to providing world-class entertainment options to our guests.” Scott Butera, Foxwoods President and CEO.

Participants will write and record an original song, attend master classes, join themed jam sessions, and interact in daily Q&As with rockers. There will be two public performances on Saturday, October 18 and culminating on Sunday night, October 19 with a performance at the Fox Theater at Foxwoods. Final night performance is open to the public, friends, and family.

Set to take place throughout Fantasy Camp featuring Roger Daltrey are two alternate options including Songwriting Fantasy Camp and Vocalist Fantasy Camp. The Vocalist Fantasy Camp is geared towards those looking to expand their knowledge on auditioning for talent TV shows, performing live, or getting key points on improving vocal skills. Special guest, Oscar Winner and star of Twenty Feet From Stardom, Darlene Love, is set to appear to interact with attendees. Participants will be led by a Rock Star to cover all aspects of singing including pitch and melody, breath control, tone, and expression. In the Songwriting Camp, participants can interact with all our special guest stars and rock star counselors in a program focused on teaching you the songwriting aspect of the music industry led by Joe Vitale (Joe Walsh, CSN).

ABOUT ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FANTASY CAMP

For our campers, this is a life changing experience. Some of the campers play well and even gave up careers as musicians to become CEOs and lawyers. Some campers can’t play at all. What they all have in common is passion for rock music. At Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp they all get to pursue their passion – and meet, and play with the artists who became the soundtrack of their lives. It has been a fantastic experience for all of us who have been able to witness it for the past sixteen years.

David Fishof is the founder and creator of the famed Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp where rock dreams become reality. The idea came to him after years of producing rock tours throughout the word. He’s been honored to work with veteran rockers, Roger Daltrey, Levon Helm, Joe Walsh, Roger Hodgson, Todd Rundgren, Jack Bruce, Dr. John, Randy Bachman, and so many more. He feels fortunate to have seen their talent first hand. David’s desire to share this experience with you, gave him the inspiration to produce the one-of- a-kind, Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp.

Past rock star camp headliners have included Jeff Beck, Brian Wilson (Beach Boys), Roger Daltrey (The Who), Def Leppard, Alice Cooper, Sammy Hagar, Gene Simmons (KISS), Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule), Dave Davies (The Kinks), Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones), Slash, Bret Michaels (Poison), Cheap Trick, Dr. John, George Thorogood, Jack Bruce (Cream), Joe Satriani, Joe Walsh, Meatloaf, Vince Neil (Motley Crue), Duff McKagan , (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), Michael Anthony (Van Halen), among others.

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Saskatoon Saskatchewan 1967 or 1968

Doreen Fehr looks for a show in Saskatoon Saskatchewan:

I saw The Who when I was 15 or 16 in Saskatoon Saskatchewan, but Saskatoon is not listed. Anyone remember? It was at the Ice Arena.

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Concert in Leeds

John Knibbs about in a show in 1976:

The band appeared at the Mecca Nightclub in the Merrion Centre Leeds sometime in 1976 I don’t know if was a warm up for the Leeds University gig that year.My wife and I met and got married that year so we know it was definitely 1976.Someone we both worked with organised the tickets and most of our office went but it was a small venue and not particularly well attended so whether it was a last minute impromptu performance I don’t know.

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Tommy in baltimore

Rosemary asks about a show in the 1970s in Baltimore:

Reminiscing but can’t find any history on Tommy being performed in baltimore. Thought it was the civic center in baltimore. I remember where I was in relation to the stage so I know it wasn’t merriweather post pavilion. I would just love to know when it was, that’s all. Those were the days

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Who Concert in Indianapolis

Laura asks about a Who Concert in Indianapolis in 1967:

I went to their concert at the Coliseum in Indianapolis in 1967, around late August. Herman’s Hermits opened for them. Pete Townsend destroyed a double-neck 6/12 Gibson SG during their final song of My Generation. He then threw the remaining hunk of guitar through Herman’s Hermits bass drum. At least I believe it was 1967 and it was during the Indiana State Fair. Possibly another band played, but I don’t remember for sure. Do you have any info on this?

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Show in 1969?

Bob talks about a show of The Who in Ft Laud, Fl in 1969:

I remember being at a teen club called code one in ft laud when I was about 15 and the who was there, am I crazy?

Did The Who play a concert in Ft. Lauderdale?

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Helsinki, Kaivopuisto, Finland, June 1966

Marko Toikkanen is curious about The Who’s concert in helsinki on June, 6th 1966. He writes:

Just curious if you have any more information about this concert. I couldn’t find mention of it from “Anywhere Anyhow Anywhere” and few sources references the following year’s gig at Helsinki Ice Arena ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BkGeEYNxB4 ) as Who’s first visit to my country. So I’m wondering if it happened or it was planned but never went ahead for some reason.
Thanks for a fantastic site once again.

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Hampton Beach Casino show date

Dave English looks for a show The Who played at the Hampton Beach Casino. He writes:

A local venue (Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom) in Hampton, New Hampshire, USA has decided tk make a wall of fame for famous acts that played there. It seems they know The Who played there but don’t know the exact date. My guess is very early on in their career. I searched for NH but only see a 2013 show in Manchester. Any idea? Thanks.

Any help is welcome. Write to info@thewholive.net.

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