The Who

Wed, 16 July 2008:

Los Angeles, CA, Orpheum Theater

Setlist

I Can't Explain, The Seeker, Anyway Anyhow Anywhere, Fragments, Who Are You, Behind Blue Eyes, Baba O'Riley, Relay, 5.15, My Generation, Cry If You Want, Won't Get Fooled Again, The Kids Are Alright, Pinball Wizard, Amazing Journey, Sparks, See Me Feel Me, Tea And Theater

Note

Private show with The Who on a "Rock Band 2" party at the E3 video game show. Setlist confirmed by Bart Adams.

Newspaper Review

E3 trendspotting: the triumph of music

LOS ANGELES — I just came back from the “Rock Band 2″ party at the E3 video game show. Inside the Orpheum theater, The Who belted ou...
(Venture Beat, 17-07-2008)

Harmonix Party: Rock Band owns LA with Who concert

"I asked Alex Rigopulos if he ever expected The Who to play at one of our parties. He said 'yes.'" That's what Sean Baptist...
(Ars Technica, 17-07-2008)

E3 2008: The Who Rock the Orpheum

Last night, Rock Band developer Harmonix treated a few lucky game journalists to a once in a lifetime event: a private concert with rock legends The W...
(The Escapist, 17-07-2008)

The Who: Talkin' 'bout your Rock Band 2 g-g-generation

The Orpheum Theatre is not a big room for the Who, but this was an unusual occasion, an intimate collision of rock history and virtual reality, of bru...
(Los Angeles Times, 18-07-2008)

Fanreports

Paul Lyons

I was fortunate enough to go to the Rock Band party at the Orpheum downtown on Wednesday night the 16th with special guests THE WHO. Unlike Saturday's rather sedate, 8-song set at UCLA for the VH1 Rock Honors show, last night was a truly majestic performance filled with fun and whimsy. Without the cameras and the media surrounding them, Pete and Roger were loose, and in a good mood, playing a strong 90 minute set featuring (not in order) I Can't Explain, The Seeker, Who Are You, Anyway Anyhow Anywhere, Fragments, The Relay, 5:15, Baba O'Riley, Behind Blue Eyes, My Generation, Won't Get Fooled Again, Pinball Wizard, Amazing Journey, Sparks, Tea and Theatre.

For people who've never seen them it's still a joy to watch the two surviving members of the The Who play those great songs. Pete Townshend still has great spirit and is amazing to watch.

In reality, as Pete said the other night at the Orpheum, they're really a "WHO cover band". But as cover bands go - they're the best!!

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