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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.

Dosda says: February 8, 2013 at 11:45 am

Bonjour, je suis Français habitant en France, j’ai vu 3 fois les Who en 74 (et oui) en 2006 et 2007, si quelqu’un pouvait répondre à ma question, leur tournée en cours ne joue “que” quadrophenia ? Sans mettre en cause cet album par ailleurs trés bon, je suis septique sur ce spectacle, surtout que ma plus jeune fille m’accompagnerait, elle a été élevée à cette musique, mais ce n’est pas un concert des Who. J’ai encore en tête leur dernier concert à Bercy et je voudrais le garder.

Merci, et svp ne m’insultez pas, il n’y pas plus inconditionnel des Who que moi et ce depuis 1968.

Arnie says: February 8, 2013 at 4:47 am

Was at the Phoenix show they were absolutely amazing. Hard to believe that they could still be that good. Pete and Roger are amazing they appear to improve with age

Phil W says: February 7, 2013 at 11:39 pm

Saw the show in SD truly one of the best Who shows I’ve seen– I was at the Cow Palace for that infamous concert Tue night was truly a great concert

SaunieInDiego says: February 7, 2013 at 9:04 pm

When Pete Townsend announced a substitute drummer, I had my doubts but he (Scott Devours) truly rocked the house that night. it was nice to see the high praise that pizza piad to him. Jolly good show it was!


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