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October 24, 2012

The Who featured throughout Fox Sports’ World Series Coverage

 

UNIQUE COLLABORATION WILL SEE FOX USE CLASSIC HITS AND NEW

RE-MIXES AS THE ‘SONIC SONDTRACK’ TO THE FALL CLASSIC

 

 

This Wednesday night, Oct. 24 (7:30 PM ET) during FOX Sports’ exclusive coverage of the 2012 World Series, viewers will be treated to seeing the National League’s San Francisco Giants take on the Detroit Tigers.  They’ll see both teams battle each other for a chance to become World Series champions and they’ll see some of the best players in all of baseball compete at the highest level.  What they’ll hear during the telecast and throughout the series are songs by one of the most legendary bands in rock history:  The Who.

 

As the result of an exclusive deal between FOX Sports’ 2012 and Spirit Music, The Who’s music publisher, the television network will feature a variety of the band’s greatest hits from various albums spanning their illustrious, five-decade music career.  Hits like “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” “Baba O’Riley,” “Pinball Wizard,” “Who Are You” and “Behind Blue Eyes”, in their original versions as well as new re-mixes, are only a few of many songs which will be played throughout the World Series telecast on FOX as well as featured on FOXSports.com and the networks various social media sites.

 

Beginning November 1, the band embarks on a 36-city U.S. tour starting in Sunrise, FL which will take them coast-to-coast.  The Who will perform their famed rock opera ‘Quadrophenia,’  originally released in October 1973, in its entirety along with a selection of Who classics.   “We’re excited to be taking a fresh look at ‘Quadrophenia,’ and expect this will be a very modern show – much different from the last tour 15 years ago,” said Pete Townshend in a press conference with bandmate Roger Daltrey when announcing the Quadrophenia tour this past July.  The lineup for The Who’s upcoming tour includes Daltrey and Townshend backed by Zak Starkey (drums), Pino Palladino (bass), Simon Townshend (guitar/backing vocals) and Chris Stainton (keyboards),, Loren Gold (keyboards/backing vocals) and Frank Simes  (musical director, keyboards/backing vocals).

 

Earlier this month, Townshend released a memoir titled ‘Who I Am.’  This candid, open and honest revealing memoir was met by outstanding reviews from journalists all over the world with Rolling Stone Magazine giving it 4.5 stars.  The book is currently listed No. 3 on the New York Times Best Seller list.  

 

For additional information on The Who, see links below:

Pete Townshend official websitewww.petetownshend.com

Pete Townshend Facebook: www.facebook.com/petetownshend

The Who Twitterhttps://twitter.com/TheWho

The Who Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thewho

 

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4 Responses to The Who featured throughout Fox Sports’ World Series Coverage

Howard Dernehl says: November 3, 2012 at 8:48 pm

The apropos The Who arrangement was telling throughout the series. Before the first game I heard “Eminence Front” and I thought OMG are they saying that the Series will be a blow-out?– a sweep for the Giants. How foretelling was that, and then at the end of the first game, “The Kids are Alright.”

I’m going to “Quadrophenia and More” in Oakland.

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Brad says: October 30, 2012 at 2:21 pm

As a Giants fan and Who maniac the combination was an omen from the moment I watched the opening Love Reign O’er Me segment. The Series was amazing and I’ll see you in Oakland and then in Las Vegas!!!

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John P. Morrissey says: October 30, 2012 at 3:18 am

Watching the World Series on FOX a few days ago and The Who’s Pinball Wizard came on at the start of the game. It instantly brought back memories of my teens and early 20s. That youthful swagger and harnessed aggression of Pete on the axe; Roger’s piercing vocals; Keith relentlessly ripping the skins and John’s quiet watchful eye will always be a special treat for em and millions of other Who fans. I was lucky enough for 3rd row center tickets for the Who’s Quadrophenia Tour in November 1973 when Lynryd Skynyrd opened for the Who. Long Live Rock! God Bless Pete, Roger, Keith & John!!

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