November 14, 2012 – 12:23 pm

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Orlando 2012 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Amway Center, Orlando, Florida; November 3, 2012. Good to very good audience recording.

Pete Townshend walked off the stage during the encore for the November 1 show in Sunrise, Florida. Rolling Stone reported that Townshend left during “You Better You Bet” without letting his bandmates know. Before leaving, Townshend appeared to be unhappy with the sound monitors onstage, yelling they were “too loud” before walking off. The band continued into “Baba O’ Riley” before ending the show. Townshend didn’t reappear. Townshend’s brother Simon later said on Twitter, “Pete walked off tonight because it was too loud. Was a good show but had some technical problems.”

Two days later, there was no such walkout when the band played Orlando.

This is what Jim Abbott blogged at the Orlando Sentinel:

Two versions of The Who worked to turn back the clock on Saturday at Amway Center. On stage, the band’s two remaining members – frontman Roger Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend - tackled the ambitious 1973 concept album “Quadrophenia” with impressive gusto for guys knocking on the door of their 70s.

At the same time, the senior citizens had competition from video clips that played on the giant screen behind the band. Scenes of The Who in its prime might have unintentionally pointed out the advanced age of the current band.

No worries…

Musically, the material was delivered with precision and power by a big ensemble that included drummer Zak Starkey (Ringo Starr’s son), bassist Pino Palladino, guitarist Simon Townshend (Pete Townshend’s brother), a trio of keyboard players and a brass section. Remarkably, the mix was good in the often troublesome arena.

Daltrey and Townshend didn’t interact much on stage, but offered throwback microphone slinging and windmill guitar strumming on the rocking “5:15.” There was more of that in an encore that included “Baba O’Riley.” “Who Are You,” “Won’t Get Fooled Again” and “The Kids Are Alright.” Same goes for these old guys, who are aging gracefully.

Thanks to Datfly who recorded and shared the tracks at Dime. Datfly noted: “Some crowd excitement from being too close to The Who is obvious in some spots. A few mic glitches.”

Thanks also to ethiessen1 for the artwork.

1st Row in front of Pete

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Disc 1
Track 101. I Am The Sea/The Real Me (4.4MB)
Track 102. Quadrophenia (8.2MB)
Track 103. Cut My Hair (5.5MB)
Track 104. The Punk And The Godfather (7.0MB)
Track 105. I’m One (3.7MB)
Track 106. The Dirty Jobs (6.5MB)
Track 107. Helpless Dancer (3.7MB)
Track 108. Is It In My Head? (5.1MB)
Track 109. I’ve Had Enough (9.4MB)
Track 110. 5:15 (14.1MB)
Track 111. Sea And Sand (6.6MB)
Track 112. Drowned (7.5MB)
Track 113. Bell Boy (7.7MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Doctor Jimmy (10.9MB)
Track 202. The Rock (10.2MB)
Track 203. Love, Reign O’er Me (9.2MB)
Track 204. Band Introductions (3.5MB)
Track 205. Baba O’Riley (8.5MB)
Track 206. The Kids Are Alright (4.8MB)
Track 207. Anyway Anyhow Anywhere (6.8MB)
Track 208. Behind Blue Eyes (5.0MB)
Track 209. Who Are You (9.0MB)
Track 210. Won’t Get Fooled Again (14.6MB)
Track 211. Tea & Theatre (8.3MB)

In November 2011, The Who released a five-disc deluxe edition of Quadrophenia. Buy the set here.

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  1. 15 Responses to “THE QUADROPHENIA TOUR”

  2. Thank you, BIG O! I saw the 3rd date of this tour in DULUTH, GA (a northern suburb of Atlanta). The show was exceptionally good! Pete had guitar problems….. I imagine all the sound people have been fired by now!

    Setlist was good, and all the films Roger put together in the background were awesome!

    I also saw RUSH on Nov. 1st and HEART on November 7th here in ATlanta… if you can get those or any really good SOUNDBOARD or ALD copies of shows by those bands on this tour, it would be MOST appreciated!

    By THE Russian Assassin on Nov 14, 2012

  3. Excellent!!! Looking forward to seeing the lads in January of 2013 (Los Angeles)

    By DanC on Nov 15, 2012

  4. Easily one of the best moments of this show is Daltrey announcing, “The old bugger on guitar, Pete Townshend!!!”

    By DanC on Nov 15, 2012

  5. theres a few heart performances that theyve done recently and made available via tv fm webcast etc. and with all the appearances theyre doing on various shows on tv and radio it shouldnt be too hard to compile an interesting collection of em if u do a little work. like for example on 10-2 they were on the kelly & michael show. they performed fanatic. if u do a search on youtube and arrange the results according to date u will find some stuff u might not know about. then u can convert to mp3 and make a cd of 10-15 of these performances. ive done this with tv performances of bands i like. be careful not to bother with cam shot recordings aimed at tv sets. theyre horrible.
    as for rush.. try tube. they post items quite quickly. especially on rush. its one of the owners fave bands.

    By darth on Nov 15, 2012

  6. Thank you, Darth!
    You are correct, one could make an awesome 2012 cd of TV Appearences of HEART and AEROSMITH, even!

    By THE Russian Assassin on Nov 15, 2012

  7. i did it with aerosmith since they did enough performances to make it possible.
    letterman 2 songs today show 4 songs the nbc studios song and steve with the other musicians 1 song all from 11-1 and 2. then the boston street performance on 11-5 10songs. 18 songs in all right there.
    they promised furgeson theyd be on his show but i dont think they kept that promise did they.

    By darth on Nov 15, 2012

  8. DANG!!! An 18 song 2012 AEROSMITH bootleg from just 2 days? Awesome! Would you be interesting in sharing it? Do you have a site or anywhere to download it from?

    RSVP & Thanking you in advance

    By THE Russian Assassin on Nov 15, 2012


    By DROPKICKSARGE on Nov 17, 2012

  10. Saw them on the previous Quad tour. Would have loved to have been there again (no go–broke and living in Orlando). Thanks for the good sounding boot.

    By Dave C on Nov 21, 2012

  11. Hey Big O:
    I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving Day. We can all be thankful for the great music you provide.
    What do you mean by “do not hammer the links”?

    By dorgunr on Nov 24, 2012

  12. Hello dorgunr

    Thanks for your note. “Do not hammer the links” means do not repeatedly keep clicking the respective track links.

    By bigozine2 on Nov 24, 2012

  13. I am going to take my 11 yr old son to the show at the Prudential center and want to sit up close. He loves rock but will it be too loud for him?

    By DAVE R on Nov 25, 2012

  14. 30 years ago tomorrow: 11/30/82 - I saw the best concert I ever saw in my life! THE WHO! Live in Birmingham, AL at the BJCC ARENA! It was the 1982 FAREWELL TOUR! THE WHO skipped ATLANTA and played BIRMINGHAM, AL… Oh yes, it’s true! ANd I was there!

    And they were THAT DAMN GOOD!

    By THE Russian Assassin on Nov 29, 2012

  15. last nite.. well the 28th roger and joan jett did a show as a benefit for the childrens hospital in phila. at the end of it they joined forces for a song. someone filmed at least this song which they did incredibly well and i am sharing this with u all. the sound isnt bad either.

    By darth on Jul 30, 2014

  16. so far shows from the sbd have made it out from the current tour for phila pa jacksonville and miami fla nassau col li ny and dallas tx. the sound on all of them is fabulous. i dont know if its acceptable to post links to these shows. seems if its ok to offer them for prince it should be for knopfler and the who. but hey.. i wont post them unless its requested. maybe bigo will post them. there wont be any stones sbds from this tour since theyre recording the shows for a live dvd and album.

    By darth on Jun 16, 2015

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