“Get off my lawn.” The Who are celebrating 50 years as a band and the years are taking their toll.
Roger Daltrey threatened to stop a The Who concert at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island because of marijuana smoke.
Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend slammed a pot-smoking fan because Daltrey’s voice can’t take pot smoke.
Daltrey threatened to end the show when excessive marijuana smoke bothered his vocals.
Newsday reported that Daltrey’s voice went from “crystal clear and potent for the opening ‘I Can’t Explain’ to something rougher and more limited during ‘I Can See for Miles.'” According to a fan video, Townshend suggested the fan stick the drug in his ass, saying “it is the quickest way” to get rid of it.
Townshend released a new solo song, “Guantanamo,” about the Cuban prison camp earlier this week.
Daltrey recovered and hit his stride again by “Love Reign O’er Me.” Roger and Pete are joined by guitarist Simon Townshend, bassist Pino Palladino, drummer Zak Starkey, keyboardists John Corey and Loren Gold.
The shows were put together by musical director Frank Simes.
Pete Townshend recently told Rolling Stone magazine that he doesn’t enjoy playing live.
“I always feel very sad when I say this because I think I’m unusual in this respect.
People don’t really believe me.
But I don’t enjoy performing.
I don’t feel uplifted on the stage.
I rarely have moments these days onstage when I go into what jazz musicians call ‘the zone.’ I rarely lose myself on the stage,” he said.
The Who’s 50th anniversary tour continues through November, with dates in North America and Europe.
Townshend will be playing a July 5 show with a classical orchestra of the band’s 1974 album Quadrophenia in London.
The Who will be the third, and final, headliner for Glastonbury 2015.
The band is currently on their farewell tour.
SETLIST: I Can’t Explain / The Seeker / Who Are You / The Kids Are Alright / Squeeze Box / I Can See for Miles / My Generation / Behind Blue Eyes / Bargain / Join Together / You Better, You Bet / I’m One / Love Reign O’er Me / Eminence Front / A Quick One, While He’s Away / Amazing Journey / Sparks / Pinball Wizard / See Me, Feel Me / Baba O’Riley / Won’t Get Fooled Again