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Johnny Main
30th May 2017

the who

Rock legends The Who have just completed UK tour with their 'Tommy and More' show, which includes rare cuts like 'It's A Boy', 'Amazing Journey' and 'I'm Free' and the ubiquitous 'Pinball Wizard', alongside classic tracks like from the Who's incredible back catalogue such as 'Baba O'Riley', 'Won't Get Fooled Again', 'Join Together' and 'The Seeker'.

Back in 2004, The Who headlined the third edition of the revived Isle Of Wight Festival, along with the Stereophonics and David Bowie, in front of over 35,000 people on what were the band's first live dates in the UK since the death of original bass player John Entwistle in 2002. That performance is scheduled for release via Eagle Rock Entertainment on Friday 2nd June on DVD, Blu-ray and a 2 disc CD version.

The band at that point included renowned bass player Pino Palladino and long-time keyboard player John 'Rabbit' Bundrick and the show featured the very best of The Who's back catalogue including the title track to their 1965 debut album, 'My Generation' right up to what was, at the time, their most recent release, 1982s 'It's Hard' album which was represented by the song 'Eminence Front'.

Also included in the set and on this new release are classic tracks like 'Behind Blue Eyes', 'Who Are You' and 'You Better You Bet' alongside lesser played tracks such as 'Old Red Wine', 'Bargain' and 'The Punk And The Godfather'.

The Who have also recorded their previous headlining set at the Isle of Wight Festival back in 1970 when both Entwistle and eccentric drummer Keith Moon were still in the band as they toured to support their rock opera 'Tommy' but this 1970 show wasn't officially released until 1996.

The Who – Live At The Isle of Wight 2004 Tracklist:
I Can't Explain
Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
Who Are You
Behind Blue Eyes
Baba O'Riley
The Punk And The Godfather
Love, Reign O'er Me
Eminence Front
Naked Eye
Real Good Looking Boy
You Better You Bet
My Generation
Old Red Wine
Won't Get Fooled Again
Medley: Pinball Wizard/Amazing Journey/Sparks
Medley: See Me, Feel Me/Listening To You
Magic Bus

You can see The Who live here:
Sunday 16th July: CMAC, Canandaigua
Tuesday 18th July: MGM National Harbor, National Harbor
Saturday 22nd July: Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City
Wednesday 25th July: Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids
Saturday 29th July: The Colosseum At Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Tuesday 1st August: The Colosseum At Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Friday 4th August: The Colosseum At Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Monday 7th August: The Colosseum At Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Wednesday9th August: The Colosseum At Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Friday 11th August: The Colosseum At Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Wednesday 16th August: Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harveys, Stateline

The Who's current touring line-up is:
Roger Daltrey – VocalsGuitar
Pete Townshend – Guitars/Vocals
Simon Townshend – Guitar/Backing Vocals
Jon Button – Bass Guitar
John Corey – Keyboards/Backing Vocals
Loren Gold – Keyboards/Backing Vocals
Frank Simes – Keyboards/Backing Vocals
Zak Starkey – Drums/Percussion




Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.



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