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The Who will bring their archival “Join Together @ Home” concert series to a close over the next two weeks with a rare 2006 show from the Moon and Stars Festival at the Piazza Grande in Locarno, Switzerland. Rounding off our Join Together @ Home series we have two very special performances for you for the next two weeks. We scoured the archives for this one!.

The concert’s pro-shot video will be split over a pair of free broadcasts on Saturday, September. 5th and Saturday, September 12th (airing at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET).“It’s a very special show,” frontman Roger Daltrey said in an official statement. “I didn’t even remember this film existed! We were getting together after a three-year hiatus. The show was in an extraordinary place, in the town square, with people dancing on their balconies. I have very fond memories of it.” The 2006 gig also includes the live debut of “Greyhound Girl,” a Pete Townshend track that was only played one additional time in the band’s history. “Greyhound Girl,” was originally supposed to be a part of the infamous Lifehouse sessions which was never happened unless you have all the songs that was supposed to make it in the Lifehouse collection and piece them together. They recorded this and Mary but the tape was damaged beyond repair. I think it could have been repaired like Time is passing but version of that song that exists as a studio demo.

Pete Townshend performs Greyhound Girl in Switzerland. By request.

Roger Daltrey, lead singer of the British rock group The Who, appears on a giant video screen in the outfield of Shea Stadium in New York, October13, 1982, as the band tours for the last time in America. (AP Photo/Paul Burnett)

The Who may have been forced to delay their 2020 tour plans due to the pandemic, but they’re trying to make it up to fans by launching Join Together @ Home on YouTube this weekend. It’s a six-week series that will showcase “live and rarely seen footage, mini videos and special screen footage, culminating with a performance from a previously unreleased show,” according to a press release.

The series kicks off on Saturday August 8th at 1:00 pm EST with five songs from the Who’s 1982 show at Shea Stadium, a legendary gig from their “farewell” tour that featured the Clash as their opening act. It will begin with a “red carpet premiere clip from Roger Daltrey.” The videos will be free of charge, but viewers will be encouraged to donate to the Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer America.

Late last year, the Who released “Who”, their first collection of original material since 2006’s Endless Wire and only their second since 1982’s It’s Hard. They supported it with a tour where they were backed by local symphonies and a set that was heavy on tunes from Tommy and Quadrophenia.

The Who kicked off 2020 by celebrating the 50th anniversary of their historic show at Leeds University, playing a series of intimate, acoustic concerts at PRYZM in London. It was meant to be the kickoff event for a big year, but everything else was delayed due to the pandemic. Their plan now is to resume touring in March 2021 with a run of European arena dates, but that is obviously contingent on the live music business resuming by that point.

The band has yet to announce any of the subsequent videos for the Join Together Youtube series, but they have been filming select concerts going back to the Sixties and have an extensive vault. The Who – Live At Shea Stadium 1982 ‘Join Together @ Home’ is a new series of special performances from The Who streaming worldwide exclusively on YouTube. The first set features some very special performances from our show at Shea Stadium in 1982 and will be live from 6pm UK time for 7 days.