I was fortunate to be at the press conference on Monday afternoon at Ronnie Scott’s when The Who Hits 50! British & Irish Tour dates were announced. This was followed by a fifteen-minute acoustic set by Pete and Roger. They sang four numbers, ‘Substitute’, ‘The Kids Are Alright’, ‘Bargain’ and ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’. This was then followed by about 30 minutes of Q&A in which Roger said that this tour would be the beginning of ‘the long goodbye’. Pete said that he’d sent Roger three demos recently which Roger likes and which they hope will lead on to a new studio album. There was much funny banter back and forth between the two of them – in fact they could go on the road as a comic double act and still do very well. After a chat with Pete and a quick hello with Roger I sat with my chum Chris Charlesworth to watch the proceedings and shoot photos. Like the true old-school journalist that he is, Chris had posted his review of the day on his excellent blog while I was still on the train home! Here’s what he said. . .
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