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Watch The Who kick off Teenage Cancer Trust 2024 with huge orchestral show

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The Who kicked off the 2024 Teenage Cancer Trust concert series in London with a special orchestral show last night (March 18).

See footage, images and the full setlist below.This year’s edition of the charity’s annual run of gigs – curated by The Who frontman Roger Daltrey – is taking place at the historic Royal Albert Hall this week, with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, The Chemical Brothers and more also on the line-up.Following an opening set from Squeeze, yesterday’s audience was treated to The Who’s first live show of 2024.

The iconic group delivered a 21-track set that saw them put an orchestral spin on their catalogue, with a “band only” segment in the middle.“It energises these shows, bringing in donations,” said guitarist Pete Townshend at one point in the evening, “which is, of course, you buying tickets.

We appreciate it.”The concert began with an airing of ‘I Can’t Explain’ ahead of orchestral takes on several cuts from The Who’s 1969 rock opera album ‘Tommy’, including ‘Pinball Wizard’, ‘Overture’ and ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’.Later, the “band only” run featured airings of ‘The Kids Are Alright’, ‘My Generation’, ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’, ‘Behind Blue Eyes’ and more.The orchestra then returned for a triumphant final run of tunes consisting of ‘The Real Me’, ‘I’m One’, ‘5.15’, ‘The Rock’, ‘Love, Reign O’er Me’ and ‘Baba O’Reilly’.With orchestra‘I Can’t Explain’‘Overture’ ‘Amazing Journey’ ‘Sparks’ ‘Pinball Wizard’ ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ ‘Who Are You’ ‘Eminence Front’Band only‘The Kids Are Alright’ ‘You Better You Bet’ ‘Substitute’ ‘My Generation’ ‘Cry If You Want’ ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ ‘Behind Blue Eyes’With orchestra‘The Real Me’‘I’m One’‘5:15’‘The Rock’‘Love, Reign O’er Me’‘Baba O’Riley’Daltrey.

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