Out today (October 13th) on DVD, Blu-ray and CD is the Who‘s ‘Tommy’: Live At The Royal Albert Hall. Back on March 30th and April 1st, the band played the first complete performances of its 1969 rock opera in over 25 years, when Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey took to the stage to celebrate the 100th show performed for their patron charity, Teenage Cancer Trust at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
With Tommy becoming such a mainstay of not only the Who’s career — but of all of classic rock radio — Pete Townshend was asked about the reason for the album’s continued relevance: “I think it’s only really relevant today, in as much as it was relevant to start with. It’s a fairly simple childlike fairytale. And what makes it work today, I think is its naivety. It’s not all naive, it’s not innocent. It has fantastic simplicity.” :
October 27 – Riviera Maya, Mexico – Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
October 30 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
November 1 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live
November 3 – Saint Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
November 6, 8 – Niagara Falls, ON – Fallsview Casino