The Who at Liverpool - Echo Arena


The Who Setlist Echo Arena, Liverpool, England 2017, The Who 2017: Tommy & More




I Can't Explain / Seeker
I Can't Explain
Who Are You
My Generation
It's A Boy
Acid Queen
Pinball Wizard / See Me Feel Me
See Me, Feel Me
I'm One
The Rock
Love Reign O'er Me
Love Reign O'er Me
Love Reign O'er Me
Baba O'Riley
Baba O'Riley
Won't Get Fooled Again
Won't Get Fooled Again



Liverpool Echo
Get Into This


Review by Pat Stanton

The Liverpool concert was interesting. The atmosphere was just like any of the 2015 or 2016 concerts in North America, while the two shows at RAH had a special quality. It was a good solid show but not special.

The night started with lots of comments about the fact that it was Monday. A shitty day according to Roger but made a little better by going to a concert. Pete was back to being gregarious. He thanked us for showing up on a Monday. I don't really know why they both obsessed about Monday as any day with a Who concert is great.

Pete also told a story about a young music producer who came as his guest to one of the RAH shows with 3 or 4 other 20 somethings. They all left after 10 minutes as Tommy was not to their liking. He thanked us for coming to listen to the shit he wrote when he was young. His words mot mine.

Roger comment that it is always great to play in Liverpool as they have the best voices. I thought the voices in London over the two nights sounded really good so .....

Roger was very energetic and sounded fabulous. His Love Reign was perfect, with a very interesting Eleanor Rigby inspired intro. He had issues with his earpieces and lost his way on a couple of the early songs. The audience kept singing even if he didn't. Pete commented at the end how great he sounded.

The real issue of the night was with Pete's guitars. All night he had problems. He kept swapping guitars mid song to no avail. During The Rock, he was off stage for a part, did not play another part and never came to center stage once. Pete normally takes over the stage during The Rock but not last night.

The intros at the end were amusing but especially for Zak, who as Pete told us, was spawn from Liverpool sperm.

The set list was very similar to the 2015 and 2016 set lists with a few songs deleted and a few Tommy songs added. Net, net no different songs.

As you can see in the setlist, the first 7 are the same, then they went into Tommy, adding Its a Boy, 1921 and I'm Free to the group they did last year. The Quad songs were the same and then the last two. Thankfully YBYB is gone but so are Kids Are Alright, Substitute, Lily and Emminence Front.

Roger commented that it is difficult to create a set list because Pete has so many great ones. Agreed but unfortunately they only perform the same ones.

This show and set list maybe a harbinger of the last 4 UK shows and the new North America shows later this year.

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