Personalities | The Who | Reunited & Revitalized (2010) | Key Events
Super Bowl XLIV
The Who performed the half-time showcase at the 44th Super Bowl, held at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami, in February 2010. It included a 12-minute medley of crowd-pleasers, namely ‘Pinball Wizard’, ‘Baba O’Riley’, ‘Who Are You’, ‘See Me Feel Me’ and ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ in front of 74,000 spectators and an estimated 121 million TV viewers. With the crowd joining in on backing vocals, the show was a spectacular mix of sound, light and pyrotechnics, and proved that The Who still commanded the top ranks of live rock performers.
Teenage Cancer Trust
The band celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Teenage Cancer Trust shows at the Royal Albert Hall with a performance of Quadrophenia. They were joined by special guests Eddie Vedder (as The Godfather) and Tom Meighan (as The Ace Face), together with a horn and string section, and performed the piece in its entirety for the first time in 13 years. Due to reported problems with tinnitus, a perspex barrier was placed behind Pete Townshend (they had performed the same trick on the 1989 tour). However, this did not impinge on a memorable performance, which was rapturously received by audience and critics alike.
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