The Who kicked off their first-ever Sin City residency on July 29 in Las Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace with a powerful 21-song setlist, brimming with greatest hits and beloved album tracks, including songs from their groundbreaking studio album Tommy.
The multi-platinum sellers opened the night with their 1964 single “I Can't Explain” and proceeded to bombard the audience at The Colosseum with hit after hit, following up with “The Seeker,” “The Kids Are Alright,” “I Can See for Miles” and “My Generation.” Possessing one of the most enviable back catalogues in rock, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers also performed favorites from a number of their classic studio albums, treating fans to a medley of songs from their acclaimed 1969 rock opera, including “Amazing Journey,” “Sparks,” “Pinball Wizard” and “See Me, Feel Me.”
Those unfortunate enough to miss the show can check out the opening two songs from the Tommy medley courtesy of fan-shot footage on YouTube, which shows frontman Roger Daltrey in all his mic-swinging glory while guitarist Pete Townshend casually tosses off trademark windmills and bone-crunching power chords as Daltrey sings, “Deaf, dumb and blind boy/He's in a quiet vibration land.”
Fans can check out the setlist for opening night in Las Vegas below. The video footage the Tommy medley is posted above.
The Las Vegas Review Journal reports on July 30 that the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers hinted during the show that the band may be extending their stay at The Colosseum beyond the initial six shows. During his introduction to their first night, Townshend said that the show was the beginning of “however many” performances and added with his usual dripping sarcasm “lucky that doesn't depend on you lot.”
The Who will continue their six-night residency on Aug. 1 in Las Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace through Aug. 9 and will follow their Sin City run with a headline spot on Aug. 13 in San Francisco at Outside Lands Festival. Tickets for a variety of Who events are available at AXS. For all the latest details on The Who, click here.
The Who setlist, July 29, 2017, Las Vegas, Nevada, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace:
I Can't Explain
Who Are You
The Kids Are Alright
I Can See for Miles
Behind Blue Eyes
You Better You Bet
The Punk And The Godfather
Love, Reign O'er Me
See Me Feel Me
Listening To You
Won't Get Fooled Again