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Watch The Who Play Fiery ‘Baba O’Riley’ in Clip From New Concert Film

‘The Who in Hyde Park’ hits U.S. movie theaters on October 8th

Andy Greene Sep 12, 2015
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On October 8th, the Who release ‘The Who in Hyde Park,’ a new concert film taped on their 50th-anniversary tour. Photo: Fabrice Demessence

The Who’s ongoing 50th-anniversary tour resumes September 14th in Portland, Oregon, but those that can’t make one of the shows can head to their local movie theater on October 8th to see The Who in Hyde Park. The film features a complete concert taped June 26th, 2015, at London’s Hyde Park, as well as interviews with Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Iggy Pop, Johnny Marr and others. Click here to see a list of the more than 360 movie theaters hosting the event.

Like every show on the Who’s 50th anniversary tour, the set list mixed in big hits like “I Can’t Explain,” “My Generation” and “Pinball Wizard” with deeper cuts like “Pictures of Lily,” “Bargain” and “I’m One.” Here’s exclusive video of “Baba O’Riley” from the show. “It’s a good gig,” Townshend said in a statement. “You draw from all over the country, but a London crowd is always a good crowd. It’s a Royal Park so thank you, your majesty; you can’t play it without her permission.”

The Who were supposed to resume their tour earlier this month, but the first four shows were postponed because Roger Daltrey came down with an “unspecified illness.” They have been on hiatus since wrapping up the summer European leg of their tour in early July.

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This tour has been marketed as the group’s last time around the world, but Pete Townshend told Rolling Stone that he wasn’t so sure about that. “I don’t want to badmouth [the tour’s promoters] AEG, because they gave us a load of money and they obviously want the tickets to sell,” he said in May. “But we’ve been in this place before. We must’ve done three fucking last farewell tours in our career.”


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