Looking for something to do in Kansas City this weekend? Check out The Who at the Sprint Center! One of the most legendary rock bands of all time, The Who is sure to put on a great show. Get your tickets now and enjoy a night of great music!
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The Who is currently scheduled to play at Sprint Center in Kansas City on September 1, 2020. The Who is an English rock band formed in 1964. The band is composed of Roger Daltrey (lead vocals, guitar, harmonica), Pete Townshend (guitar, keyboards, vocals), John Entwistle (bass guitar, vocals) and Keith Moon (drums, vocals).
Roger Harry Daltrey, CBE (born 1 March 1944), is an English singer and actor. He is the founder and lead singer of the rock band the Who, which released fourteen singles that entered the Top 10 charts in the United Kingdom during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, including “I Can’t Explain”, “My Generation”, ” Substitute”, “I’m a Boy”, “Happy Jack”, “Pictures of Lily”, ” pinball Wizard “, “Won’t Get Fooled Again”, and “You Better You Bet”.
Pete Townshend is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead guitarist and primary songwriter of the rock band The Who. His career with the Who spans over 50 years, during which time the band grew to be considered one of the greatest and most influential rock bands of all time. Townshend has also had a solo careerytonishingly Caulfield snuck in for an extra play or two.
John Alec Entwistle (9 October 1944 – 27 June 2002) was an English bass guitarist, singer, songwriter, and film and television composer. In a music career that spanned more than 40 years, Entwistle was best known as the original bass guitarist for the rock band the Who. He was nicknamed “The Ox” and “Thunderfingers”.
Born in Chiswick, west London, as a child Entwistle was evacuated to Peasedown St John near Bath during the Second World War where he lived with his mother and maternal grandparents. He grew up in a musical family, playing cornet from an early age. He studied classical piano from age 10 and took up the trumpet aged 14. While playing with a band at high school, he received electric shocks from his amplifier, which led him to switch to playing the bass guitar on an old Hawaiian lap steel guitar bought for £5.
The Who is an English rock band that was formed in 1964. The band has released eleven studio albums, seven live albums, thirty-six singles, eleven video albums, and four compilations. The Who is considered to be one of the most influential rock bands of all time. They have sold over 100 million records worldwide.
Simon Townshend (born 20 May 1960) is an English musician and younger brother of The Who’s Pete Townshend. He has been a member of The Who’s touring band since 2002, playing rhythm guitar and providing backing vocals. He has also released several solo albums.
Pino Palladino is an English bass player. He has worked with many famous musicians, including D’Angelo, The RH Factor, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, David Gilmour, John Mayer Trio, The Ojays, Toots & the Maytals and Steve Winwood. He was a member of The Who from 2002 until 2016.
Zak Starkey (born 13 September 1965) is an English rock drummer. He is the son of Ringo Starr, from his first marriage to Maureen Starkey Tigrett. He has been the drummer in the rock band Oasis since August 2008. He has also played with Arctic Monkeys, Johnny Marr, Paul Weller, The Lightning Seeds, Feeder, The Icicle Works and The Las among others.
Starkey was ranked number 5 in Stereogum’s “40 Best Drummers of All Time” list in March 2014.
Due to popular demand, The Who is once again touring in 2019 and will be making a stop in Kansas City! The legendary rock band will be performing at the Sprint Center on September 1. Who fans can expect to hear some of the band’s classic hits like “Baba O’Riley,” “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” and “Pinball Wizard.”
“I Can’t Explain”
“I Can’t Explain” is a song by the English rock band The Who, written by Pete Townshend. It was their first single, released on 29 December 1964, and entered the British charts on 8 January 1965. It was later included as the opening track on their debut album My Generation (1965). In North America, it was issued as a single with “Bald Headed Woman” as its B-side.
In Townshend’s original conception, the song was an exercise in simplicity designed to capture the energy and attitude of a market stall holder (“a perpetual motion machine of verbal shorthand”), with the added ingredients of sexual frustration and confusion. The completed composition retains these basic elements, but also incorporates Townshend’s emerging Mod style with the addition of power chord crunch and dynamic vocal from Roger Daltrey. Like many early Who songs, it features keyboardist Nicky Hopkins’ distinctive style of playing.
“My Generation” is a song by English rock band the Who, which became a hit and one of their most recognizable songs. The song is about the rebellious youth of the time and is a product of its era. The song has been covered by many artists, including Jimi Hendrix, who made it into one of his signature songs.
“Won’t Get Fooled Again”
“Won’t Get Fooled Again” is a song by the English rock band The Who, written by Pete Townshend. It was released as a single in June 1971, reaching the top ten in the UK, and featured on their album Who’s Next.
The song is about change and how one can never truly know what will happen next. Townshend came up with the main guitar riff while he was playing with his bandmates Keith Moon and John Entwistle. He later added the line “Meet the new boss, same as the old boss” after hearing about Richard Nixon’s re-election victory.
The song has been covered by numerous artists, including Bruce Springsteen, who played it live with The E Street Band during their 2012–13 Wrecking Ball Tour.
The Who will be touring in 2019 and will be making a stop at the Sprint Center in Kansas City on March 8th. The setlist for their tour has not been released yet, but we can speculate based on their past setlists.
“Substitute” is a song by The Who, written by Pete Townshend. It was first released as a single in March 1966, reaching the top ten in several countries. It was later included as the opening track on the group’s 1966 album A Quick One.
The single version of the song is shorter than the album version, omitting the verse “I look all white but my dad was black”.
“I Can See for Miles”
“I Can See for Miles” is a song by the English rock band The Who, written by Pete Townshend. It was released as a single in October 1967, reaching the top ten in several countries, including No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and No. 5 on the UK Singles Chart. In Australia, it was issued as a double A-side with “Pictures of Lily”.
The song was Townshend’s attempt at writing a “global smash hit”, with its lush orchestration and anthemic chorus. It failed to achieve that goal in Britain, but became the Who’s biggest US hit at the time. In 1998, Q magazine readers voted “I Can See for Miles” the 81st greatest song of all time; it placed at No. 85 in 2000 and at No. 72 in 2002. In 2011, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it No. 379 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.
“The Kids Are Alright”
The Who will play “The Kids Are Alright” at their upcoming show in Kansas City, Missouri.
The song is from The Who’s 1978 film of the same name, and was released as a single in 1979. It was written by Pete Townshend, and is one of The Who’s best-known songs.
The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964. The band members are Roger Daltrey (vocals), Pete Townshend (guitar), John Entwistle (bass) and Keith Moon (drums). They are considered one of the most influential rock bands of all time, and have sold over 100 million records worldwide.
The fourth and final stop of The Who’s much-anticipatedmoving ‘Who Hits 50’ mini-tour brought the English rockers to The Sprint Center in Kansas City on Tuesday night. The show was, in a word, electric. The band, which includes original members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, as well as bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Zak Starkey, played a career-spanning set that included a few rare deep cuts and a handful of new tracks.
“Baba O’Riley” is a song by British rock band the Who. It was released as a single in November 1971, peaked at No. 16 in the UK, and was included on their studio album Who’s Next. The song’s structure was inspired by Terry Riley’s minimalist classical piece In C. Formally, it is odd time signature song in 9/8, with heavy use of synthesizers in place of guitar throughout most of the track.
Lead singer Roger Daltrey has said that “Baba O’Riley” is “an anthem for broken-down old hippies … like me.” Pete Townshend has stated that the central character of “Baba O’Riley” is his mother, Audrey Sheppard.
“Won’t Get Fooled Again”
This song is from The Who’s 1971 album, Who’s Next, and is considered by many to be one of the band’s best songs. It was also their last top ten hit in the US, reaching number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song has been used in many movies and TV shows over the years, including The Sopranos, School of Rock, and American Beauty.