Roger's tour continues to grow.
As you've probably read Roger has added a further show to the Austrailian leg of the Tommy tour. The additional show takes place at the Riverside Theatre, Perth on Thursday, April 19. The full Australian tour now comprises of the following dates:
April 9 - Byron Bay, Bluesfest, Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm
April 12 - Sydney, Enmore Theatre
April 15 - Canberra, Royal Theatre
April 16 - Melbourne, Plenary Hall.
April 19 - Perth, Riverside Hall.
Photo copyright Matt Kent 2010
Normal service resumed...
No updates recently because of other pressing matters (as you can see from the photo below) but back to business as usual now.
The British Music Experience
Last week I did some photographic work at the British Music Experience, which is situated in the o2 Bubble which surrounds the o2 Arena. If you have an interest in British music from its early Trad Jazz roots up to the modern day I can highly recommend a visit. There's a few interesting Who items spread over two display cases, which include Roger's / Pete's early Epiphone guitar, Roger's Woodstock jacket, a smashed Gibson gold top as well as other ephemera. A photo of the main 'Who' display is below. For more info on the BME visit their website here.
Stop Internet Piracy Act (SOPA)
Many websites, such a Wikipedia, have blacked out their content today as a stand in opposition of the above Act, which is being considered in the US. I didn't think blacking out Naked Eye would achieve much but I do support their stand and have included below a video to show what the Act, if (when) passed could do.
Japan and Tommy
As confirmed here by Roger at the end of December he will be taking his acclaimed Tommy show to Japan in April. Dates have now been confirmed and are as follows:
23 April: Tokyo International Forum
24 April: Tokyo International Forum
27 April: Kanagawa Kenmin Hall
28 April: Osaka Archaic Hall
30 April: Nagoya Shi Kokaido
It was 47 years ago today...
Vinyl prices continue to rocket...
Just had an email from Andy Neill highlighting this sale on ebay. $700 for the Young Man Blues / Substitute promo from Live At Leeds! I always wondered why they didn't include this release as the bonus 7 inch disc in the Leeds box set.
Simon Townshend album launch
Simon will be launching his new album 'Looking Out, Looking In' at the Eelpie Club (Eel Pie Club at The Patch, 67 London Road, Twickenham Middlesex TW1 3SZ) on March 7th 2012. Tickets are available now and you can buy them here. Support on the night is from Mollie Marriott, daughter of Steve. Visit Simon's website at www.simontownshend.com for all the latest news.
Chris Squire of Yes cites The Who as his favourite band
Nice interview with Chris Squire here where he talks about The Who and the influence of Pete and John.
Some Leeds to banish the winter blues...
Anyway Anyhow Anywhere
To view the full page movie click here
Those were the days...
Just going through some old paperwork and found some Who stuff hidden amongst it that I haven't seen for many years. This piece, from the old Who Fan Club back in 1978, made me smile. If only prices were like that now! A Charlton 'Bellboy' programme from 1976 for 65p!!!
What better way to start the New Year...
...than a great version of Sparks which I was lucky enough to have filmed at Madison Square Garden on July 31 2002. I've re-synched it to the soundboard recording of the show.