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The Story of The Who - 1944

2018

March

Roger Daltrey and members of The Who band (Simon Townshend, Frank Simes, Jon Button, Loren Gold and Scott Devours) play four US dates featuring “Who hits, Who rarities and solo hits”. They play two nights at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel (7th and 10th), the Bob Hope Theater, Stockton, CA (13th) and the Fox Theater, Oakland, CA on the 22nd.

March 22

Roger and members of The Who band headline at the Teenage Cancer Trust shows at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

April 20

An expanded 45th anniversary edition of Pete Townshend’s first solo album Who Came First is released as a two-disc set featuring the original album plus a second CD of 16 bonus tracks, several previously unreleased.

April 20

The Who Live at the Fillmore East 1968 is released for the first time as an 3-LP and 2-CD set

April 27

Roger Daltrey performs two songs with Nile Rodgers and Chic at a celebration gala for the We Are Family Foundation at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. They play ‘Who Are You’ and ‘Baba O’Riley’.

April

Music From the Soundtrack of the Movie The Kids Are Alright is re-released for Record Store Day 2018. The two-disc set is issued as an exact replica of its 1979 original, complete with coloured liners and 20-page booklet – but this version has the two LPs in red and blue vinyl.

June 1

Roger Daltrey releases his first solo album in 26 years, As Long As I Have You, produced by Dave Eringa and featuring Pete Townshend on guitar on seven of the tracks.

June – July

Roger and members of The Who band begin a series of 13 dates performing the full version of The Who’s Tommy at venues across the US accompanied by a 45-piece orchestra – a different orchestra performs at each venue. The orchestral conductor is Keith Levenson. Following each performance of Tommy, Roger and the band perform an encore of three numbers, ‘Who Are You’, ‘Baba O’Riley’ and ‘Always Heading Home’, the last song from Roger’s new album. For ‘Baba O’Riley’ the violin coda is played by New York City-based violinist Katie Jacoby.