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.