Thursday, April 07, 2011

Bands that have Opened for The Who

Back in March over on The Shout message board a poster started the topic of what bands or singers have opened for The Who. I've cleaned up the thread and added a few of my own and this is the result. Feel free to let me know if I have omitted anyone or if there should be changes made. By the way, this is one of those posts that gets dual listing. I posted this first on my other blog, Who Zeppelin.

Bands that have opened for The Who:


The B-52s

Babe Ruth

Back Door Slam (2007)

Blackfoot (1980)

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

The Black Velvets (2004)

Bob Marley and The Wailers

Casbah Club

The Charlatans (2007, Wembley Arena)


The Clash

The Coral

Counting Crows

The Cult

David Johansen

The Dicers (1964, All I could find was a link to concert poster auction.)

The Doodlebugs (1967, guitarist Mike Dickinson sat in on a couple of songs for Pete who missed the show due to an accident that tied up the highway.)

Drivin' N Cryin' (1997)

Eddie Money

Electric Soft Parade

Elton John (1970)

The Faces

The Flaming Lips

The Fratellis (2006, The Roundhouse in London)

Golden Earring (1972, Amsterdam)

Grateful Dead

The Herd (1967)

Humble Pie

The Hunters (see The Dicers)

Inward Eye (2008)

James Gang

Jethro Tull (1970, Tanglewood)

Jimmy Page and The Black Crowes (2000)

Joan Jett

Joe Jackson (1982)

Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros

Kasabian (2006)

Kilburn & the High Road (I linked to Ian Drury since this was his band).

Kinkane (Pete Townshend's nephew Ben is the drummer.)

The Kinks (1969)

Led Zeppelin (1969)

Little Feat

Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul (Steven Van Zandt's solo band.)

Lou Reed

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Marmalade (1967)

John Mellencamp (1982)

Midnight Oil

Nils Lofgren

Nine Below Zero

Ocean Colour Scene

Ordinary Boys (2007, Hull, U.K.)


Peeping Tom

The Pretenders

Q Tips

Quicksilver Messenger Service (1968)

Robert Plant

Rose Hill Drive

Ruts D.C.

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band

Santana (1982)

The Seekers

Shack (2007, Birmingham, U.K.)

Simon Townshend (He opened the February 25, 2007 show in Fresno, California when Rose Hill Drive got held up in Reno, Nevada due to a snowstorm.)

Small Faces


The Steve Gibbons Band

Stevie Ray Vaughn

Stevie Wonder (1973)

The Stranglers


Sweety Glitter and the Sweethearts

T-Bone Burnett

Toots and the Maytals

Traffic (1967)

The Tremeloes (1967)

UnAmerican (2000)

The Wallflowers (2000)

Willie Nile (1980)


The Zutons

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