Saturday night, The Who came out swinging at their premiere headlining performance at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Marking the beginning of their exclusive Las Vegas residency, The Who rocked out to a sold-out theater and multiple standing ovations (Photo credit: Ethan Miller / Getty Images).
As one of rock’s most legendary and defining bands, The Who joined the home of the greatest entertainers in the world as the first rock band to take residency at The Colosseum since the venue opened in 2003. Fans were taken on an “Amazing Journey” through their entire career from the days of The High Numbers to classic albums such as Who’s Next, Tommy, Quadrophenia, My Generation and Live at Leeds up to the present day.
The Who has sold over 100 million records since forming in 1964; they brought together four different personalities and in effect produced a musical hurricane. Each of them was a pioneer. Wildman drummer Keith Moon beat his kit with a chaotic elegance; stoic bassist John Entwistle held down the center with the melodic virtuosity of a solo guitarist; raging intellectual Pete Townshend punctuated the epic universality of his songs with the windmill slamming of his fingers across his guitar strings; and Roger Daltrey roared above it all with an impossibly virile macho swagger. They exploded conventional rhythm and blues structures, challenged pop music conventions, and redefined what was possible on stage, in the recording studio, and on vinyl. Now into their 53rd year, the band is still going strong and winning rave reviews.
The five remaining 2017 shows at The Colosseum with limited tickets still available are: Aug. 1, 4, 7, 9, 11
Tickets for performances scheduled through Aug. 11, 2017 are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, by calling 866-320-9763 or online at thecolosseum.com or axs.com. Orders are subject to additional service charges and fees. Ticket prices are $501/$351/$226/$151/$100.50/$76 (prices include 9% Live Entertainment Tax as assessed by the State of Nevada). For groups of 10 or more, call 866-574-3851. All shows begin at 8 p.m. In addition, $1 from each ticket sold will benefit Teen Cancer America.