Denver, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. You have successfully made the list as one of the 28 jam zones that The Who will be hitting this spring and summer — a 50th anniversary tour, which lead singer Roger Daltrey says will be their last.
Celebrating 50 years of musical genius, the U.K. based band kicked off their tour at the end of February in Detroit. Playing at the Pepsi Center this Tuesday, March 29th, you’ll need to make sure you search high and low for a coveted ticket. A part of the “Holy Trinity” of U.K. rock bands (a reputable trio that includes The Beatles and The Rolling Stones), The Who was accepted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. Selling over 100 million albums, you will be sure to recognize hits such as “My Generation,” “Behind Blue Eyes,” and “Baba O’Riley” when Daltrey takes center stage on Tuesday night.
Founding the band in 1964, original members Daltrey and Pete Townshend continue to expel the purity of rock n roll to crowds today. There is a certain ambiance to rock shows that fans gravitate to, a tangible connection between the members and their audience. To be able to see the group that helped cultivate these “festival feels,” and burst open the creativity within rock music is a significant milestone in every music lover’s life. The Who’s music finds influence from jazz to art pop and brings life to tinkling guitar strums and pounding synthesizers. Whatever part of their musical sound you enjoy, we can all agree that their performance is best heard live.
Tickets can be found here. Whether you have been listening to The Who since the 60s or discovered your father’s records in the 90s, celebrate their long lasting goodbye with fellow Coloradans who appreciate the history of rock n roll.