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In pictures: The Who in Swansea

The Who, Swansea's Liberty Stadium, 1 June 2007

The Who were back in Wales after more than 30 years when they played at Swansea's Liberty Stadium. Roger Daltrey proved he still has the voice of his generation.

The Who, Swansea's Liberty Stadium, 1 June 2007

The 27m venue hosted the city's first major rock concert in eight years. As Daltrey belted it out, a backdrop showed images such as this, from the film Quadrophenia.

The Who, Swansea's Liberty Stadium, 1 June 2007

Guitarist Pete Townshend told fans - some of whom were not born when the Who were last in town - their previous concert had been at Swansea City FC's former ground, the Vetch.

The Who, Swansea's Liberty Stadium, 1 June 2007

The band opened with I Can't Explain, The Seeker and Who Are You.

The Who, Swansea's Liberty Stadium, 1 June 2007

Daltrey laughed off the experience when they finally got all the way through a number after some technical hiccups.

The Who, Swansea's Liberty Stadium, 1 June 2007

The Who line-up included new - and local - talent, with Zak Starkey (Ringo Starr's son) on drums, Simon Townshend (brother of Pete) and Cardiff's Pino Palladino.

The Who, Swansea's Liberty Stadium, 1 June 2007

The playlist included My Generation, Baba O'Riley, Pinball Wizard, You Better You Bet and the highlight of the night, Won't Get Fooled Again.

The Who, Swansea's Liberty Stadium, 1 June 2007

The Who's 2007 tour was supported by The Charlatans, and the evening was opened by Killing For Company, the new band of local lad Stuart Cable, the ex-Stereophonics drummer.

The Who, Swansea's Liberty Stadium, 1 June 2007

The evening was a triumph for the band, who played for more than two hours, for what was the first live music event at Swansea's Liberty Stadium, which opened in 2005.

The Who, Swansea's Liberty Stadium, 1 June 2007

Even the rock 'n' roll lifestyle is no Substitute at times for a nice cup of tea. Or was it cocoa? Who knows? Words: Nick Dermody; photos: Dimitris Legakis






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