Thursday, September 10, 2015

"The Who in Hyde Park" Coming to Theaters Nationwide

The concert film The Who in Hyde Park will be presented in movie theaters nationwide on Thursday, October 8 by Fathom Entertainment and Arts Alliance.

The show features the group's June 26, 2015 performance before a crowd of 65,000 at British Summer Time in Hyde Park, London, a stop on their Who Hit 50 world tour. Also included in the presentation are interviews with Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Iggy Pop, Robert Plant, Johnny Marr and more along with a short film on the West London landmarks and haunts that the band frequented in the 1960's.

Pete Townshend on playing Hyde Park, “It’s a good gig. You draw from all over the country, but a London crowd is always a good crowd. It's a Royal Park so thank you, your majesty; you can’t play it without her permission.”

John Rubey, Fathom Events CEO, said, “This October, moviegoers will get a special opportunity to experience a historic, show-stopping performance from one of the most iconic bands in music history. Along with our partners at Arts Alliance, we are thrilled to bring The Who’s 50-year celebration to fans across the U.S.”

Joining Daltrey and Townshend onstage for this exciting performance are Simon Townshend (guitar, mandolin, backing vocals), Pino Palladino (bass), Zak Starkey (drums), John Corey (keyboards, backing vocals), Loren Gold (keyboards, backing vocals) and Frank Simes (musical director, keyboards, backing vocals, assorted instruments).

The set list:
  • I Can't Explain
  • Who Are You
  • The Kids Are Alright
  • Pictures of Lily
  • I Can See for Miles
  • My Generation
  • Behind Blue Eyes
  • Bargain
  • Join Together
  • You Better You Bet
  • I'm One
  • Love, Reign O'er Me
  • Eminence Front
  • Amazing Journey
  • Sparks
  • Pinball Wizard
  • See Me, Feel Me
  • Baba O'Riley
  • Won't Get Fooled Again
The Seeker was played at the Hyde Park show but omitted from the film.