PETE TOWNSHEND DOES A WALK-OFF DURING WHO TOUR OPENER

11/2/2012

The Who's Quadrophenia & More Tour has launched -- but not without some drama on Thursday night (November 1) in Sunrise, Florida. Guitarist Pete Townshend made an angry departure from the stage during "You Better You Bet," the next-to-last song in the encore, upset at the volume on stage. Frontman Roger Daltrey and the rest of the band finished the song and then the show with one more song, "Baba O'Riley." Townshend has long complained of Tinnitus, a hearing disorder, from years of high-volume performances and has taken measures over the years to quiet the stage volume. The Who's performance of "Quadrophenia" featured images of late members Keith Moon and John Entwistle on the video screen, while the five-song encore also featured "Pinball Wizard," "Behind Blue Eyes" and "Who Are You." The Who comes to town November 24 at Joe Louis Arena. The group will also be releasing a new archival live album, "Live at Hull," from 1970 on Tuesday (November 6).

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