The aim of this site is to gather and make available as much information as possible
on The Who and their Australian record (vinyl!) releases and performances. If
you have any additions and/or corrections to the information supplied
here please contact me at
australia AT thewho DOT net. All
contributions will be gratefully acknowledged. I
am particularly interested in hearing from anyone who has
recollections or memorabilia relating to the 1968 tour.
Keep up with site changes and Who news of interest to Aussie fans via the fab new RSS newsfeed:
Huh? What's RSS?
The Who - Australian Tour - March 2009!!!
The good folk at Andrew McManus are bringing The Who back to Australia!! Tickets available now from www.ticketek.com.au for all shows except Perth and Hope Estate which are via Ticketmaster. The following dates are now confirmed:
March 24 Brisbane Entertainment Centre
March 26 Adelaide Entertainment Centre
March 28 Hope Estate Winery *** NEW ***
March 29 Melbourne Grand Prix
March 31 Acer Arena Sydney
April 4 Members Equity Stadium Perth
Click here to read the press release from Andrew McManus. Also announced is a concert on March 21 at North Harbour Stadium, Auckland.
More news as it comes to hand. If you know anything more - please drop me an email!
Dig some new Who - the new album, Endless Wire, is out now in Australian stores!! BUT... fans may want to source a copy from the US or UK which includes a bonus "Live At Lyon" CD. A version released through Best Buy stores in the US includes an additional "Live At Lyon" DVD!!
The single Endless Wire remains available in most major music stores downunder.
Check out Casbah Club - Simon Townshend's new band with Bruce Foxton (The Jam) and Mark Brzezicki (Big Country).
Following on from the 2004 world record (for a Who concert poster - 20,000 UK pounds or approx $50,000AUD) sale by Christies for an original New Zealand (Wellington) poster from the '68 tour
(below left), another NZ poster, this time from Auckland emerged in 2005 (below middle). It sold at Christies in 2005 for 20,400 UK pounds setting yet another record. But wait - there's more! Yet another Wellington poster
has appeared and due to appear at Christies London in May 2006, this one in exceptional shape! (below right).
Also in 2005
what seemed to be an original poster from Sydney sold for approx $1,700AUD on Ebay (below).
Tommy DVD Competition Winners Announced!
Great news! Umbrella Entertainment have released a new DVD version of Ken Russell's "Tommy".
The new DVD features interviews with Pete, Roger, Ken Russell and Ann Margret. Click here to see if you are a winner!
Also, don't forget to check out the range of exciting titles available from Umbrella Entertainment!
(Click on the DVD cover image at left for a full image of the cover slick)
2004 Australian Tour - The Wrapup
Well they came and they conquered! For set lists, photos and video from the shows check out Pete's site at
www.petetownshend.co.uk. When time permits I'll set up some pages here with
other photos from the shows (contributions welcome!). Below shots are from the first Sydney show on the 28th of July (with thanks to Alan W.).
Australian Tour Information
- 1968 - The Big Show
- 1995 - Who's Coming?
- 2000 - Ultimate Rock Symphony
- 2004 - This section coming soon...
- The Who
- Roger Daltrey
- John Entwistle
- Keith Moon
- Pete Townshend
- Kenny Jones
- Simon Townshend and others..
Odds & Sods
- Aussie Who bootlegs
- Some Who rarities
- Aussie Fan Club Newsletters
- Aussie cover versions
- Keith on stage in Tommy - 1973
- TV appearances
- Who sale/trade list
- Current Fan Club Info
Some of my favourite links for further information on
The Who: www.petetownshend.co.uk
- the offical Pete Townshend Site.
www.eelpie.com - Shop here for Pete's music.
The John Entwistle Home
Page - official site for the Ox, gone but never forgotten!
www.thewho.net - a great resource for Who fans!
Simon Townshend's Official Site - official site, buy his music and (of course) read the blog!
Casbah Club Simon Townshend's new band with Bruce Foxton (The Jam) and Mark Brzezicki (Big Country)
Joe Giorgianni's Who Page -
great site for us vinyl freaks
The Who Guitar Page - Guitar tabs at www.thewho.net
tab at Olga
info for The Who mailing list
& Sods mailing list
Whilst I try to ensure that the above links remain current please
email me if you find one that is no longer working.
Wanna buy some Who books? I am no longer able to recommend Amazon.
Instead I now prefer
Barnes & Noble
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12 December 2008