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article imageReview: Rock band The Who delivers at Nassau Coliseum in New York Special

By Markos Papadatos     May 21, 2015 in Music
Uniondale - Iconic rock group The Who performed at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on May 20, in an effort to celebrate their 50th anniversary as a band.
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts served as their opening act, and they rocked the venue.
The Who began their set with such noteworthy hits as "I Can't Explain" and "The Seeker," prior to continuing with "Who Are You" and "The Kids Are Alright."
In the first quarter of their set, following "The Kids Are All Alright," lead singer Roger Daltrey noted that he has an allergic reaction to marijuana smoke, and ordered a fan who was smoking pot in the front row to stop. "I am telling you now that the show will be over, so it's your choice. I can't do anything about it," he said, and Pete Townshend threw a few vituperative sayings as a result of that incident.
It was followed by such classics as "Squeeze Box" and "I Can See for Miles." Equally impressive were "My Generation," "Behind Blue Eyes," "I'm One" and "Love, Reign O'er Me."
Their live rendition of "Baba O'Riley" was a rock vocal masterpiece, and Daltrey incorporated it as a crowd sing-along. He nailed the lead vocals and the harmonica-playing. This tune resonated well with the Long Island audience. They closed their show with "Won't Get Fooled Again."
The Verdict
Overall, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend rocked at New York's Nassau Coliseum. They gave Long Island a night of rock music to remember. New York fans can catch the acclaimed rock group at the Barclays Center and Forest Hills Stadium, as well as Madison Square Garden in October. Their show garnered 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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