The Who have shocked followers in Lengthy Island with a track that’s solely been performed a handful of instances by the band within the final 40 years.
Through the gig, which passed off on October 7, Roger Daltrey and co performed ‘Younger Man’s Blues’ as an additional encore.
The band haven’t performed the track since a one-off in 2014, and it’s solely been performed six instances within the final 40 years of the band’s touring historical past (through Rolling Stone).
The track, which was written by jazz pianist Mose Allison in 1957, added a R&B model of the track into their stay set in 1964. It later appeared on the band’s ‘Reside At Leeds’.
Take a look at footage of the second right here:
The midwest US metropolis was the centre of a tragedy in the course of the band’s tour in December of 1979. A crowd crush that occurred whereas followers had been getting into the Riverfront Coliseum left 11 useless and dozens extra injured.
A documentary on the tragedy The Evening That Modified Rock aired in 2019 and featured interviews with Daltrey and Townshend.
The band waived their payment for the efficiency, donating all ticket proceeds to native charities. The households of 9 of the 11 victims had been additionally in attendance, as they got VIP entrance row tickets to the present.
The Who frontman booked each Simon Townshend, the brother of The Who guitarist/singer Pete Townshend, and Simon’s son, Ben, to help him on his tour.
Guitarist and singer Simon has performed reveals with The Who up to now, whereas Ben has performed on a number of of Simon’s data in addition to albums by The Cornerstones.
Daltrey launched into a 12-date UK tour the place he performed The Who classics and solo songs. He additionally hosted some fan Q&As.