The WHO at CMAC, July 16, 2017

Sold-Out Concert Crowd THRILLED by 'The Twilight of the Gods!'

July 17, 2017

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Simply put, an OUTSTANDING performance from THE WHO at CMAC in Canandaigua! From the opening guitar riff of 'I Can't Explain" to the closing power chords of "Wont Get Fooled Again," the sold-out crowd of aged Classic Rockers thoroughly enjoyed a 2-hour show that took them thru a career-spanning selection of some of their most popular, enduring, and timeless songs!  The early singles (I Can't Explain/My Generation/I Can See For Miles/ The Kids Are Alright), thru touchstone songs from the 1970's (Join Together/Bargain/Behind Blue Eyes/Who Are You), 1980's gems You Better You Bet & Eminence Front, and of course, samplings from both "Tommy" & "Quadrophenia," were ALL delivered with passion, dedication, and a ferocity that belied the ages of original members, PETE TOWNSHEND & ROGER DALTREY. Daltrey's singing voice was flawless, and sounded as good as ever, and Pete Townshend, who seemed comfortable and relaxed, attacked his selection of Stratocasters with crushing power chords, great leads, and his trademark 'windmill' arm swings that elicited a HUGE response from the audience every time he did it! ZAK STARKEY is truly a great drummer, and having occupied the seat behind the kit for The Who for many years now, he once again proved why he is such a great 'fit...' a THUNDERING sound to match the fury of The Who's sonic assault, tasty 'fills' and steady time-keeping throughout the performance!  Visually, the show was also very pleasing, with a spectacular light show that perfectly augmented the different 'energies' of the show, and a very cool array of early films and clips of The Who throughout their 'Heyday," and the awesome photos & clips of original members KEITH MOON & JOHN ENTWHISTLE. A great night, a great show! (see the complete set list below) Rock On!

THE WHO-CMAC Canandaigua, Sunday July 16th, 2017

I Can't Explain

The Seeker

Who Are You

The Kids Are Alright

I Can See for Miles

My Generation

Behind Blue Eyes


Join Together

You Better You Bet

The Punk and the Godfather

I'm One

The Rock

Love, Reign O'er Me

Eminence Front

Amazing Journey


Pinball Wizard

See Me, Feel Me

Baba O'Riley

Won't Get Fooled Again