The Who at Philadelphia - Wells Fargo Center

 

The Who Setlist Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA 2016, The Who Hits 50!

 

 

Videos

Who Are You
The Seeker
The Kids Are Alright
My Generation
Behind Blue Eyes
Bargain
You Better You Bet
I'm One
The Rock
Eminence Front
Sparks/Pinball Wizard
Pinball Wizard
Baba O'Riley
Won't Get Fooled Again
Band intros

 

Press

CBS Philly (TCA story)
CBS Philly (show review)

 

Soundcheck review by Diane Corcoran

In by 4:47

Pete talking about his monitor going off

Who Are You

"How about we do Miles with the harmonies?"-Frank, but they don't, just right into the song, just a few verses

Talk about the piano in Pete's monitor, lots of noodling around on guitar for Pete, mention The Rock

Eminence Front - Roger cuts it early and talks about the mix in his monitor

Lots of talk about the sound, then Pete gets his acoustic, starts I'm One, but doesn't finish

"ALL I have in the cans is Zak. Pete is gone. What have you changed?"

"Drums are incredibly dry. Everything else is incredibly echo-y. Test it again with Pete and Zak." - Roger

(Zak isn't paying attention) Pete says "Zak - you and me!"

"Whatever you had worked before. The other night, all I was getting was literally the bass drum." - Roger

"Sound check is a necessary evil for a group." - Roger. Then he thanked us for suffering "through this"

Over by 5:20

 

Review by Pat Stanton

The concert is Philadelphia was back to a high energy level. The crowd was wonderfully enthusiastic and definitely energized the band. Roger was strong all night, again thrilling the audience with his Love Reign, demonstrating his full 4 octave range at the end. He has been amazing with his lyrics all 2016 and only messed up a bit on Join Together when Pete needed to feed him the biggest band verse. Of course Roger poked a bit of fun at himself afterwards and laughed it off. Pete was dressed up with a jacket and hat which he explained to the audience was in honor of his being presented with keys to the city of Philadelphia in 1993 so he dressed for it. He looked quite dapper. This was an ongoing joke throughout the night. Every time he did something, like restart I'm One, he told us he could because he had keys to the city. Pete also talked a bit about how he visited with a friend who is in the middle of a divorce and he commented how lucky he was to have two lives/relationships. And two lives with the band, the first ending in 1982 when he thought it was over, never dreaming he would be performing with the band in 2016. He also told us that he was there because he wants to be there and not because anyone is forcing him to be there and that he is enjoying himself. That is very clear to anyone who watches him when he is performing. My seat last night was between Pino and Simon so I have some great shots of them. Unfortunately I was also directly in front of a large, loud speaker so my head is still ringing this morning but I will recover by Wednesday I am certain. This was definitely one of the best shows so far on this tour.

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