Last week's episode pulled in nearly 40 million viewers, and the momentum is building for this ingenious show that allows its viewers, both live and those watching on TV, to experience an intimate performance by the world's greatest tribute bands that feel just like actually being in the audience for the real thing.
These past three weeks have focused on three of the biggest British exports during the 60's and 70's - the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and now the Who. This week's performance was no less stellar than the prior two.
The Who have achieved quite a cult status since three of their songs have been used as theme songs for the CSI franchise (Bobba O'Reilly/Teenage Wasteland, Who Are You? and We Won't Get Fooled Again), The Who Revue captured the essence of these three songs and so much more during their performance.
Featuring Joey Grillo as Roger Daltrey, Rolly DeVore as drummer Keith Moon, Larry Hampton as guitarist/vocalist Pete Townshend, Brian Paulson as bassist John Entwistle and Fred Bensi as keyboardist Loren Gold, The Who Revue put on a true show, complete with lasers and smashing guitars.
The audience was swept up in the moment, singing along at the top of their lungs, and dancing to the beat. The chemistry in the room was palpable, and made each person feel like they were actually at a concert for The Who.
The show will be dark for the next two weeks before returning on April 8 for The Atomic Punks, a Van Halen tribute featuring the early (David Lee Roth) years. The show is sold out, but you can win a pair of tickets if you can answer the following trivia question:
What was the name of the former lead singer of The Atomic Punks who left to join another tribute band that signed with a major label?
If you know the name of the singer and the name of his new tribute band, email your answer to email@example.com for your chance to win free tickets.