The Who took time from their busy U.S. summer schedule to make a rare live TV appearance Tuesday, July 19 on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” The legendary British rockers performed a pair of classics on the popular NBC late-night talk show, including their singles “You Better You Bet” and “I Can See for Miles." The appearance follows hot on the heels of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers' launch of their U.S. tour leg on July 16 in New York.
In the five-minute clip, Who guitarist Pete Townshend opens the psychedelic rocker with a bone-crunching power chord as touring drummer Zak Starkey supplies thundering drum fills. The multi-platinum sellers rock the song much harder than the original version with frontman Roger Daltrey employing a husky lead vocal as he sings, “I know you've deceived me now here's a surprise/I know that you have 'cause there's magic in my eyes/I can see for miles.”
“I Can See for Miles” was the lead single from The Who's 1967 studio album The Who Sellout and was a top-ten hit for the band in the U.S. Fans who missed the appearance can check out "The Tonight Show" rendition of the song above and their performance of “You Better You Bet” here.
The Who 2017 Tour continues on July 20 in Uncasville, Connecticut at Mohegan Sun Arena. The summer romp includes the Pinball Wizards' first-ever Sin City residency later this month, which runs from July 29 – Aug. 11 in Las Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
The North American leg concludes Aug. 16 in Stateline, Nevada at Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harveys. The Who will then continue their world tour with their first-ever tour of South America, which launches Sept. 23 in Rio De Janeiro at Rock City and includes co-headline dates with fellow rock legends Guns N' Roses.