The Who made a stop on July 25 in Grand Rapids, Mich. at Van Andel Arena just ahead of their first-ever Sin City residency, which will take place between July 29 – Aug. 11 in Las Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers thrilled fans with a 21-song setlist, packed with greatest hits and beloved album tracks from across their storied five decade career, including the Quadrophenia classic “I'm One.”
A setlist and concert update posted on July 26 at the official Facebook page of The Who reveals that along with their long list of must-play hits, the multi-platinum seller's threw in a few surprises, including teasing fans with their rarely played 1966 single “Happy Jack” before segueing into their 1978 single “Who Are You?” The “Pinball Wizard” hitmakers also reinserted “I'm One” back into the setlist, which features the legendary British rocker's co-founder and lead guitarist Pete Townshend on one of a pair of lead vocal numbers (along with “Eminence Front”) during the night.
Fans can check out the performance via a black & white clip posted July 26 at The Who Vault YouTube channel. Townshend puts in a gritty and emotional performance as he opens his self-penned ode to feeling like a loser on acoustic, singing “Every year is the same/And I feel it again/I'm a loser - no chance to win.”
The complete setlist for the Grand Rapids show is posted below. Fans can check out the video footage of “I'm One” posted above.
Following their six-night run in Las Vegas, The Who will take a headline spot on Aug. 13 in San Francisco at Outside Lands Festival. The US leg wraps up Aug. 16 in Stateline, Nevada, at Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harveys to be followed by the six-show US run of Pete Townshend's Classic Quadrophenia featuring Billy Idol and Alfie Boe, which launches Sept. 2 in Lenox, Massachusetts, at Tanglewood and wraps up Sept.16 in Los Angeles at The Greek Theater.
The Who setlist, July 25, 2017, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Van Andel Arena:
I Can't Explain
Who Are You (preceded by 'Happy Jack' snippet)
The Kids Are Alright (Dedicated to Chester Bennington of Linkin Park)
I Can See for Miles
My Generation (with a snippet of 'Cry If You Want')
Behind Blue Eyes
You Better You Bet
Love, Reign O'er Me
See Me, Feel Me
Won't Get Fooled Again