Concert Recap: The Who Rocks Fenway Park

Rock Legends Sell Out Fenway!

Iconic rock legends The Who brought their Moving On! Tour to a sold out Fenway Park on Friday.  With a career spanning nearly sixty years, the band has proven that they can still deliver the goods.

Led by founding members Roger Daltrey (lead singer) and Pete Townshend (guitar and vocals), the band played a superb set, showing why they are considered one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Well into their seventies now, Daltrey and Townshend still possess the magic that fans have grown to love since their introduction during the British Invasion of the 60’s.

In addition to Daltrey and Townshend, the band’s current lineup includes Simon Townshend (guitar/vocals), Jon Button (bass), Loren Gold (keyboards), and Zak Starkey (drums). The band was also backed by a magnificent 48 piece orchestra of specially assembled players.

The set consisted of 22 songs, with an opening of many of their hits from the Tommy album, including “Overture,” and “1921,” “Amazing Journey,” and “Pinball Wizard.” In addition, they performed several of their smash hits with the likes of “Who Are You,” “Eminence Front,” “I Can See for Miles,” “We Won’t Get Fooled Again,” and closing out the night with a splendid rendition of “Baba O’Riley”.

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The band also performed a few excellent cuts from their new album Who, such as “Ball and Chain” and “Hero Ground Zero.” There were also a couple of special solo performances by orchestra members Katie Jacoby on violin, and Audrey Snyder on cello.

Boston’s own Peter Wolf got the ballpark energized with a fantastic set to open the night. What’s Up Rhode Island was there to capture the legendary show. See below for photos.

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