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The Who Hits 50! Tour: The Gwinnett Center, Duluth, GA, April 23, 2015

Pete Aggro Duluth

Technically, the show was in Duluth, GA which is not far from Atlanta; a favorite stopping point for past Who shows. Originally in the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium, The Who grew comfortable filling the big Omni years ago. We’ve been to the Gwinnett Center here once before, and it’s a good-sounding, spacious room. Sold out tonight.

What to say; despite numerous issues onstage, this was (by far) the best experience yet. Mostly due to the audience, but as usual, the crowd/band cycle fed the musicians to add that extra amount of juice to their performace. Again, sonically, there were some serious things not-so-perfect, but it doesn’t really matter when everyone had such a good night.

One new (old) song in tonight, rehearsed just briefly, having not played it in a long time. ‘Bargain’ is back. A classic hard rocker from the heyday of Who album rock. Mis-used ? on a car commercial years back (as it’s a song about giving things up to attain spiritual peace) it’s the sound and feel of it that really grabs so many people.

As usual, the most memorable moments may not be musical, because the banter onstage we so entertaining. Certainly feeling comfortable all night, Rog and Pete were certainly talkative! Some highlights below:

ROG tanned Duluth

Duluth (6)


Duluth (2)

Photos courtesy of Robb D Cohen.


Tonight’s Set List

I Can’t Explain
The Seeker
Who Are You
The Kids Are Alright
I Can See For Miles
Pictures of Lily
My Generation
Magic Bus
Behind Blue Eyes
Join Together
You Better You Bet
I’m One
Love, Reign O’er Me
Eminence Front
A Quick One, While He’s Away
Amazing Journey
Pinball Wizard
See Me, Feel Me
Baba O’Riley
Won’t Get Fooled Again




1 thought on “The Who Hits 50! Tour: The Gwinnett Center, Duluth, GA, April 23, 2015”

  1. Bob says:

    Great show — this should be released as a video. Pete was in rare form, letting us all know that he has never been horse riding in Duluth, GA (or was it Duluth, MN)? I never suspected any sort of sound issues; only thing I noticed was Pete’s “senior moment’ in trying to figure out what key “Bargain” was in.

    If this is their last time to the Atlanta area, they went out in style. Thanks guys!

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