Pete Townshend and friends at Chicago - Rosemont Theatre

Setlist

Introduction – Roger Daltrey
Leaving This Town – Simon Townshend
Forever and a Day – Simon Townshend
She Asked Me - Simon Townshend and Eddie Vedder
I'm the Answer - Simon Townshend and Eddie Vedder
Last Will and Testament – Eddie Vedder
Blue Red and Grey - Eddie Vedder
Far Behind - Eddie Vedder
Corrina, Corrina - Eddie Vedder and Pete Townshend
You Stand By Me - Eddie Vedder and Pete Townshend
Drowned - Pete Townshend

Record auction

Band joins in
I'm One - Pete Townshend
The Kids Are Alright - Pete Townshend and Joe Walsh
Eminence Front - Pete Townshend and Joe Walsh
Summertime Blues - Pete Townshend, Joe Walsh and Joan Jett
I Can't Explain - Pete Townshend, Joe Walsh, Joan Jett
Behind Blue Eyes - Eddie Vedder and Pete Townshend
Betterman - Eddie Vedder and Pete Townshend
Save it for Later - Eddie Vedder and Pete Townshend
Won't Get Fooled Again -  All
My Generation - All

 

 

Videos

I'm the Answer - Simon Townshend and Eddie Vedder
Blue Red and Grey - Eddie Vedder
Corrina, Corrina - Eddie Vedder and Pete Townshend
Record auction
I'm One - Pete Townshend
The Kids Are Alright - Pete Townshend and Joe Walsh
Eminence Front
Summertime Blues - Pete Townshend, Joe Walsh and Joan Jett
I Can't Explain - Pete Townshend, Joe Walsh, Joan Jett
Behind Blue Eyes - Eddie Vedder and Pete Townshend
Betterman - Eddie Vedder and Pete Townshend
Won’t Get Fooled Again My Generation

 

Press

Rolling Stone
Consequence of Sound
Ultimate Classic Rock

 

Review by John White

If I could give a quick critique of tonight's show....

The whole thing started a little slow. It was Simon doing a solo acoustic set for a couple of songs. Then joined by Eddie for a couple more acoustic songs. Then Eddie did a couple of songs solo. Crowd not really into it. I will say, Blue, Red and Gray was a nice rendition. Frankly, park these in the middle of the show, and have the audience's attention. But that's just me.

Pete did Drowned solo acoustic, it was good.

Finally band onstage. 'I'm One' with Pete. Then Joe singing TKAA. Then Eminence Front. EF sounded really good. Pete's voice was as good as ever, and Joe played the drawn out lead leading into the vocals. What I took from this is that Joe Walsh is still a really fucking good guitarist. It was a fun listen.

Then it was Joan with Summertime Blues and Can't Explain. As I think I mentioned before, SB was really good. She was into it, the band was rocking. Joe did the 'deep vocal' parts.

Eddie does 'BBE'. I thought he did a terrific job. I've only seen PJ once live, and that was over a dozen years ago. I know Eddie gets beat up for his voice, but frankly, it was REALLY solid live. The guy can sing the lower octave Who tunes (like BBE), no problem.

The Who backs 'Better Man' It was good! Zak nails the drums, Eddie seems to enjoy it, Pete windmills the late chords. Entertaining, for sure.

Rick Nielsen joins for WGFA and MG. WGFA was a strange ride with 4 guitars (Pete, Rick, Joe, and Simon), but no synth. My Generation starts out as MG Blues ala the mid-70's. I was loving it hoping they would carry it out, but they did a short verse of it, then broke into the normal pace. Did the extended ending the way they used to, then almost as if it was a requirement, ended it at promptly 10:00. No encore.

An entertaining evening. Would love to see a full show with the participants, and yes, a full Who show would be a better spent evening.

Oh, and before I forget.... Roger did come out and talk about the TCA charity, and the work that he's doing with the University of Chicago hospital to get the program installed there. He also said doctor's orders prevented him from singing back-to-back nights. Didn't see him again.

Pete Townshend - News, Articles, and History