40s

The Story of The Who - 1944

April 14

Pete and Roger play a rare six-song acoustic set to close Teenage Cancer Trust week at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

May 24

Pete Townshend scoops three BMI Awards for his music for the CSI TV series.

July 12

The VH1 Rock Honors Tribute 2008 celebrates The Who with a concert on the campus of UCLA. The Foo Fighters, Flaming Lips and Incubus perform Who songs and Pearl Jam steal the first part of the show with their impassioned performances of ‘Love Reign O’er Me’ and ‘The Real Me’. The second part of the show features a performance by The Who.

October/November

The Who play nine US concerts

November 13-19

The Who play five shows in Japan, including two nights at the Tokyo Budakan.

December 14, 15 & 17

The Who round off the year’s touring with three shows at the Indigo 02 in London.

December

Pete and Roger are awarded Kennedy Centre Honours in Washington from President George W. Bush.