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kreedman
Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2008 7:44:18 AM
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Arguably THE greatest live band ever The Who will make an explosive return to Australia in March/April 2009 for a national concert tour. The legendary band will play for the first time ever in Perth, and for the first time in 40 years in Brisbane and Adelaide. This is the news The Who fans have been waiting for since the band’s last national tour in 1968!

Please, Please. Please come to Bryron.
How cool will that be.
Who else loves THE WHO!!!!!
These guys are legends!!!!!
Karen
waffles
Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2008 8:55:28 AM
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oh yes. good to see another WHOLLIGAN in our forum. saw them in sydney in 2004. with ringo s son zac on drums,pino pallidino on bass they still put on a great show. im happy they are playing in brisbane,id be estatic if they played bluesfest.
i have suggested this on the who forum,so who knows.

I don't want to hang up my rock n roll shoes
I get a good time feeling every time I hear those blues.
littlewillie
Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2008 2:18:27 PM
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You would have to think that they along with support band Counting Crows are a fair chance for Byron
waffles
Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2008 3:38:20 PM
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and dallas crane.

I don't want to hang up my rock n roll shoes
I get a good time feeling every time I hear those blues.
littlewillie
Posted: Sunday, November 23, 2008 3:35:05 PM
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I'm up for some Dallas Crane too , though maybe a little too rocky for Bluesy.
hugohackenbush
Posted: Monday, November 24, 2008 11:31:06 AM
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While I like the Who I would definately say they are not Blues. Also I doubt the bluesfest artist budget could afford The Who. I would expect that it would cost approximately $200 more for Bluesfest tickets to afford a band like the Who and it would take too long to do the stage set up for them


The Dr is in the House
waffles
Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 6:05:31 PM
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i cant quite understand the bit about stage set up? anyone remember zz top.
the who have been known to play smaller gigs.
they may not be blues but i think they fit in the classic bands , as did ray davies etc.
they are currently working on a blues cd.
if they are too expensive,dont hold your breath for dave matthews,who was in the top 10 tour grossing bands in the u.s. for 2007.
sorry have a bit of a soft spot for pete and roger.

I don't want to hang up my rock n roll shoes
I get a good time feeling every time I hear those blues.
repete
Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 6:38:25 PM
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I think the Who would be perfect for bluesfest, but sorry Waffles, when you look at the dates for their other gigs I don't think there's any way they would be there. On the other hand, looks like something big could be brewing for Sunday.

Hangin' out on Frenchmen
finleym
Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 6:52:19 PM

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I doubt anyone who is touring in March and early April will be on the Bluesfest bill, unless they are a smaller touring artist who likes to play a lot of gigs (thinking about Jon Cleary, who I think spent the best part of two months out here last year). Besides, usually the bigger artists announce bluesfest first then announce side shows. It would take some mighty fine wheelin' and dealin', plus a week sunning it up in the whitsundays, for any hope of the who making it to byron. That said, stranger things have happened.

Trumpet bells ringing
Bass drum is swinging
As the trombone groans
And the big horn moans
kungfool
Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 3:17:03 PM
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As explained before the Who WERE the greatest live band.
But that was 40 years ago.
It's 2008, let's get some new blood.
Or a cheap Who tribute band. Then the fans can enjoy the SONGS.
waffles
Posted: Thursday, November 27, 2008 6:11:25 PM
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just keeping this thread alive.

i saw them 4 years ago and they were STILL GREAT.
THE BRISBANE presale tickets go on sale tomorrow.
their last australian showis on APRIL 4TH.
they are playing 2 gigs in london at INDIGO2 this month that only holds 2,300.
thats it-no more. for now.

I don't want to hang up my rock n roll shoes
I get a good time feeling every time I hear those blues.
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Thursday, November 27, 2008 10:06:47 PM
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Talking about Great Live Acts,an extract from "Jimi Hendrix Electric Gypsy" by Harry Shapiro & Caesar Glebbeek[Mandarin Paperbacks 1990]

Within days of arriving,Chas had kept his promise to Jimmy about meeting Eric Clapton.

Chas bumped into Eric and Jack Bruce,then in the throes of establishing Cream,told them about Jimmy and they said to bring him along the following night,1st October,to the Polytechnic of Central London where Cream were playing.

Jimmy duly turned up with Chas,but Ginger Baker was none too happy about someone jamming with their new band,HIS vision,on such an important date.
The deal was that Jimmy could play if Eric stayed on the stage.

Jimmy started off playing Howlin Wolf's "Killin Floor' which Eric said later he'd always had trouble with.
"I'll never forget Eric's face," says Chas,"He just walked off to the side and stood and watched."

What Eric saw scared him-and very soon every other guitarist in London-to death.

On another night Jeff Beck went down to Blaises.

"I heard this sound blasting up the road.I got out of the cab,went in and there was Jimmy.
He was singing "Like a Rolling Stone".
I knew the tune,but the way he treated it was something else.
He was going crazy and the people were going crazy.
After that everyone was blown away.
I have been ever since."

As he was leaving Blaises Jeff met Pete Townsend coming in and told Pete what he had just seen.
Townsend went to see for himself.

Jimmy was putting on a show,feedback through the amp-in fact very much like Pete's own performance with the Who.
But at the same time Pete realised that Jimmy was taking this whole idea somewhere else,to another dimension.

Out of the blue,Pete got a call from Eric Clapton,who Pete says,had never spoken to him before,to see if he wanted to go to the cinema.
Although they didn't actually talk very much,it was understood that the only item on the agenda was Jimmy Hendrix.

Jimmy would turn up at a club in the evenings with Chas and Kathy,and just sit in with whoever was on.
Very soon,other musicans were making a point of finding out where Jimmy would be on any given night.

Clapton and Townsend saw Jimmy at every possible opportunity,except twice when the particular club was so full even THEY couldn't get in.

In a very short time,Jimmy's name was on the lips of all the clubland cognoscenti: Paul McCartney,Brian Jones,John Lennon and Mick Jagger in particular became enthusiastic and influential admirers.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
waffles
Posted: Friday, November 28, 2008 7:29:30 PM
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and yesterday was JIMIs birthday.i watched wild blue angel at the isle of wight.
no wonder he influenced so many. RIP.
P.S just got front row seats for the WHO in brisbane.i have a pre-sale code if anyone wants.
also got row 10 seats for jeff beck.
GUITAR HEAVEN.

I don't want to hang up my rock n roll shoes
I get a good time feeling every time I hear those blues.
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