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Johnny Main
30th May 2017

the who

Rock legends The Who have just completed UK tour with their 'Tommy and More' show, which includes rare cuts like 'It's A Boy', 'Amazing Journey' and 'I'm Free' and the ubiquitous 'Pinball Wizard', alongside classic tracks like from the Who's incredible back catalogue such as 'Baba O'Riley', 'Won't Get Fooled Again', 'Join Together' and 'The Seeker'.

Back in 2004, The Who headlined the third edition of the revived Isle Of Wight Festival, along with the Stereophonics and David Bowie, in front of over 35,000 people on what were the band's first live dates in the UK since the death of original bass player John Entwistle in 2002. That performance is scheduled for release via Eagle Rock Entertainment on Friday 2nd June on DVD, Blu-ray and a 2 disc CD version.

The band at that point included renowned bass player Pino Palladino and long-time keyboard player John 'Rabbit' Bundrick and the show featured the very best of The Who's back catalogue including the title track to their 1965 debut album, 'My Generation' right up to what was, at the time, their most recent release, 1982s 'It's Hard' album which was represented by the song 'Eminence Front'.

Also included in the set and on this new release are classic tracks like 'Behind Blue Eyes', 'Who Are You' and 'You Better You Bet' alongside lesser played tracks such as 'Old Red Wine', 'Bargain' and 'The Punk And The Godfather'.

The Who have also recorded their previous headlining set at the Isle of Wight Festival back in 1970 when both Entwistle and eccentric drummer Keith Moon were still in the band as they toured to support their rock opera 'Tommy' but this 1970 show wasn't officially released until 1996.

The Who – Live At The Isle of Wight 2004 Tracklist:
I Can't Explain
Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
Who Are You
Behind Blue Eyes
Baba O'Riley
The Punk And The Godfather
Love, Reign O'er Me
Eminence Front
Naked Eye
Real Good Looking Boy
You Better You Bet
My Generation
Old Red Wine
Won't Get Fooled Again
Medley: Pinball Wizard/Amazing Journey/Sparks
Medley: See Me, Feel Me/Listening To You
Magic Bus

You can see The Who live here:
Sunday 16th July: CMAC, Canandaigua
Tuesday 18th July: MGM National Harbor, National Harbor
Saturday 22nd July: Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City
Wednesday 25th July: Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids
Saturday 29th July: The Colosseum At Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Tuesday 1st August: The Colosseum At Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Friday 4th August: The Colosseum At Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Monday 7th August: The Colosseum At Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Wednesday9th August: The Colosseum At Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Friday 11th August: The Colosseum At Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Wednesday 16th August: Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harveys, Stateline

The Who's current touring line-up is:
Roger Daltrey – VocalsGuitar
Pete Townshend – Guitars/Vocals
Simon Townshend – Guitar/Backing Vocals
Jon Button – Bass Guitar
John Corey – Keyboards/Backing Vocals
Loren Gold – Keyboards/Backing Vocals
Frank Simes – Keyboards/Backing Vocals
Zak Starkey – Drums/Percussion

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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