The Who are back on the road and 40 years after originally calling it quits with their famed “farewell” tour, remain more passionate than ever. The shows feature the band backed every night by a local symphony orchestra, also include a standalone set where Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey strip things for with just the core embers of the band.
Fans were particularly delighted during the band's Tuesday night (October 4th) stop in Detroit, when they revived such fan favorites as 1972's “Relay” and 1981's Face Dances closer — “Another Tricky Day.”
Pete Townshend told us that after all is said and done — now is a good time for the Who: “It's all fun, it really is, it's all play. Y'know, the studio stuff and the music stuff, for me, that's what I love to do and usually touring (wasn't) for me. These days, I don't find it hard, so, I don't dislike it the way I used to do when I was younger — but I can't say that I love it the way that some people do. But, I'm kind of tickled by what we've taken on.”