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February 6, 2013

San Diego, CA: The Who prove that the show must – and can – go on.



When Zak Starkey was taken ill (nothing serious) yesterday hours before The Who’s show at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend invited Scott Devours, who had toured ‘Tommy’ with Roger’s solo band two years ago, to step in.


Scott was magnificent. He played the whole of Quadrophenia note perfectly with only a two hour runthrough to the delight of everyone – onstage and off. Scott performed the ‘greatest hits’ encore with no rehearsal at all.


At the end of the show, Pete Townshend gave him a warm and well deserved tribute.


“Quadrophenia’s not an easy piece,” says Roger Daltrey. “To do what Scotty did took real guts.”


To see more photos from the show, CLICK HERE.






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37 Responses to San Diego, CA: The Who prove that the show must – and can – go on.

Vince says: February 7, 2013 at 1:42 am

WOW…what show in San Diego

Only that Pete introduced the band I wouldn’t have missed Zak..hope he’s ok

What an amazing looking and sounding show

the lighting is so amazing and modern and I’ve never hears that arena sound so good

Tommy1 says: February 7, 2013 at 1:00 am

Wow,that’s what I call real depth. I wonder if you could locate the guy who was a part of the audience at the show in ’73 when Keith Moon had to be carried off the stage. Maybe he could be a sub drummer again (lol)

Reno says: February 7, 2013 at 4:49 pm

That guy was Scott Halpin (he replaced Keith in the Cow Palace in San francisco). Unfortunately he died a couple of years ago.

Dave Osborne says: February 7, 2013 at 12:31 am

This is the second time a Scott has come to the rescue of The Who by taking over drumming duties. The other being Scott Halpin, who replaced Keith Moon at San Francisco’s Cow Palace in 1973, because he was incapacitated by elephant tranquillizers.


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