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The Who + Liam Gallagher @ Rogers Arena – October 21st 2019

Singer Roger Daltrey and Guitarist Peter Townsend of English rock band The Who performing at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC on October 21st, 2019

English rock band The Who performing at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC on October 21st, 2019. The show was opened by Manchester native singer Liam Gallagher of infamous nineties rock band Oasis.

What a wonderful night of music,

Liam started things off by performing his set mostly in the dark, allowing the attendees to take in his music without too many visual obstacles.

The Who came out and delivered a celebratory set, the first and last thirds of the set the band was accompanied by an orchestra, while the middle third saw the band play on their own.

Singer Roger Daltrey sounded terrific, showing a solid range that seemed unaffected by his age. He looked like a kid on that stage dancing around, hopping on one leg, and spinning his microphone by its cable.

Pete Townsend was stoic. He lost himself in the guitar, closing his eyes and letting his fingers roam effortlessly on the frets, periodically breaking free to swing his arm in his patented windmill swing we all know so well.

Mid-way through the headlining set American singer Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam joined The Who on stage to join them in performing ” The Punk and the Godfather”.

Check out a fan-shot video below.

I left the venue completely flabbergasted.

I had never seen The Who perform live and it tickled my brain something fierce. They have matured into something deeper and more polished than they once were. They haven’t lost their edge, they have only grown sharper.

Thank you to the artists and their teams for a spectacular night out. Don’t be strangers, come back soon, and come back often.

The Who Setlist

With Orchestra
Overture
1921
Amazing Journey
Sparks
Pinball Wizard
We’re Not Gonna Take It
Who Are You
Eminence Front
Imagine a Man
Hero Ground Zero

Band Only
Substitute
I Can See for Miles
You Better You Bet
Won’t Get Fooled Again (acoustic with Roger and Pete only)
Behind Blue Eyes

With Orchestra
Ball and Chain
The Real Me
I’m One
The Punk and the Godfather (with Eddie Vedder)
5:15
The Rock
Love, Reign O’er Me
Baba O’Riley

Liam Gallagher Setlist

Rock ‘n’ Roll Star (Oasis song)
Wall of Glass
Halo (Live debut)
Once
The River
Wonderwall (Oasis song)
Champagne Supernova (Oasis song)

Photos © Jamie Taylor // Cryptic Photography

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