March 22 & 23
Two London shows at the O2 Arena rescheduled due to Roger’s illness, followed on 26 March by a Teenage Cancer Trust benefit show at the Royal Albert Hall.
The Brunswick Singles Box 1965-1966 consisting of eight replica 7” vinyl singles from ‘I Can’t Explain’ to ‘La La Lies’ (including also ‘I’m The Face’/’Zoot Suit’) released.
The Who Hits 50! tour opens in US in Tampa, the first of 21 shows, closing at Forest Hills in New York on 30 May.
Shows at Belfast, Dublin and in London’s Hyde Park.
The Who play the Sunday night at the Glastonbury Festival for the second time. Isolated UK shows during the rest of the year include the V Festival and the O2 Arena.
Pete debuts his Classic Quadrophenia at the Royal Albert Hall, London with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Robert Ziegler with the London Oriana Choir and featuring Alfie Boe, Billy Idol and Phil Daniels.
The Reaction Singles Box 1966 consisting of 15 replica 7” vinyl singles from ‘Pictures Of Lily’ to ‘5.15’ is released.
The Who: The Official History by Pete and Roger with Ben Marshall is published by Virgin Books.
The Track Singles Box 1967-1973 consisting of 15 replica 7” vinyl singles from ‘Pictures Of Lily’ to ‘5.15’ is released.