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The Who Tour 2004

The Who Tour 2004
Tour by The Who
Start date 22 March 2004
End date 9 August 2004
Legs 3
Shows 18
The Who tour chronology
The Who Tour 2002
The Who Tour 2004
The Who 2005 performances

The Who embarked upon a series of live shows in 2004, including the band's first ever performances in Japan and their first in Australia since 1968.


The group began the year with three shows at The Forum in London, followed by a performance for the Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall, continuing their tradition of supporting the charity as they had in 2000 and 2002. These were their first appearances in the United Kingdom since the death of John Entwistle. A short trip to the United States in May included a promotional appearance for the CBS television network at Carnegie Hall in New York, where the band played the three theme songs for the CSI Franchise, "Who Are You", "Baba O'Riley", and "Won't Get Fooled Again". Three dates in the United Kingdom followed in June, culminating with the group serving as one of the headlining acts at the Isle of Wight Festival 2004. A series of shows in late July and early August began with the band’s first ever performances in Japan and three dates in Australia before they returned to the States for two shows each in Hawaii and California.

Live releases

All 18 of the group's 2004 official concerts were released as The Who Encore Series 2004. Only the band's promotional appearance for CBS at Carnegie Hall in New York was omitted from the series.

Band members


Set lists

The March London shows saw the group open with "Who Are You" for the first time, though they would eventually return to the traditional show-opener, "I Can't Explain". These shows also saw the first performances of "Real Good Looking Boy" and further renditions of "Old Red Wine", which again appeared in abbreviated form after "My Generation" as in 2002. The group also resurrected "Long Live Rock" and "Love Ain't For Keeping" at one show apiece, the first time either had been played since 1982.

All songs written by Pete Townshend unless otherwise specified.

London set list

  1. "Who Are You"
  2. "I Can't Explain"
  3. "Substitute"
  4. "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere"
  5. "Another Tricky Day"
  6. "Bargain"
  7. "Baba O'Riley"
  8. "Behind Blue Eyes"
  9. "5.15"
  10. "Sea and Sand"
  11. "Love, Reign O'er Me"
  12. "Eminence Front"
  13. "You Better You Bet"
  14. "Real Good Looking Boy"
  15. "The Kids Are Alright"
  16. "My Generation"/"Old Red Wine"
  17. "Won't Get Fooled Again"
  18. "Pinball Wizard"
  19. "Amazing Journey"
  20. "Sparks"
  21. "See Me, Feel Me"

Typical May/June set list

  1. "I Can't Explain"
  2. "Substitute"
  3. "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere"
  4. "Who Are You"
  5. "Behind Blue Eyes"
  6. "Baba O'Riley"
  7. "The Punk and the Godfather"
  8. "5.15"
  9. "Love, Reign O'er Me"
  10. "Eminence Front"
  11. "Drowned" (Townshend solo acoustic)
  12. "Naked Eye"
  13. "Real Good Looking Boy"
  14. "You Better You Bet"
  15. "My Generation"/"Old Red Wine"
  16. "Won't Get Fooled Again"
  17. "Pinball Wizard"
  18. "Amazing Journey"
  19. "Sparks"
  20. "See Me, Feel Me"
  21. "Magic Bus"

Typical July/August set list

  1. "I Can't Explain"
  2. "Substitute"
  3. "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere"
  4. "Baba O'Riley"
  5. "Behind Blue Eyes"
  6. "Real Good Looking Boy"
  7. "Who Are You"
  8. "Drowned" (Townshend solo acoustic)
  9. "The Punk and the Godfather"
  10. "Love, Reign O'er Me"
  11. "Eminence Front"
  12. "You Better You Bet"
  13. "The Kids Are Alright"
  14. "My Generation"/"Old Red Wine"
  15. "Won't Get Fooled Again"
  16. "Pinball Wizard"
  17. "Amazing Journey"
  18. "Sparks"
  19. "See Me, Feel Me"

Other songs performed on the Tour include

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
22 March 2004 London England The Forum
24 March 2004
25 March 2004
29 March 2004 Royal Albert Hall
North America
20 May 2004 Boston, Massachusetts United States Tweeter Amphitheatre
22 May 2004 New York City, New York Madison Square Garden
7 June 2004 Birmingham England National Indoor Arena
10 June 2004 Cardiff Wales Cardiff International Arena
12 June 2004 Isle of Wight England Isle of Wight Festival
24 July 2004 Yokohama Japan Yokohama Stadium
25 July 2004 Osaka Osaka Dome
28 July 2004 Sydney Australia Sydney Entertainment Centre
29 July 2004
31 July 2004 Melbourne Vodafone Arena
North America
3 August 2004 Honolulu, Hawaii United States Neal S. Blaisdell Center
4 August 2004 Maui, Hawaii A&B Amphitheatre
7 August 2004 Mountain View, California Shoreline Amphitheatre
9 August 2004 Los Angeles, California Hollywood Bowl

See also

  • List of The Who tours and performances

External links

  • The Who Online Concert Guide
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