The Who Launching ‘Join Together @ Home’ Archival Streams on YouTube — Six-Part Series Begins 8/8


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This Saturday, Aug. 8, The Who will kick off a six-part YouTube series of archival live performances.

(Click here to pick up the Who’s 2019 album WHO from our Rock Cellar Store).

Dubbed Join Together @ Home, the run of classic performance videos from the legendary rock and roll band will launch with five songs from the Who’s 1982 performance at Shea Stadium in Queens, New York. The show will begin at 1 p.m. EDT/10 a.m. PDT on the Who’s YouTube channel:

The exclusive nature of the performances on tap for this series are quite special. Per a news release:

Each featurette—available digitally for the first time—will appear as a YouTube Premiere, streaming live and rarely seen footage, mini videos and special screen footage, culminating with a performance from a previously unreleased show.

Here’s Roger Daltrey laying it all out on the band’s Instagram page:

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‘Join Together @ Home’, a new series of special performances from The Who streaming worldwide exclusively on YouTube. Available digitally for the first time, ‘Join Together @ Home’ will be streaming live and rarely seen footage every week, mini videos and special screen footage, culminating with a performance from a previously unreleased show. Set your reminder for the series premiere on Saturday 8 August, 2020 at 10am PT/1pm ET/6pm UK with five tracks from the Who's 1982 show at Shea Stadium. To watch just go to The Who's Official YouTube Channel. ‘Join Together @ Home’ is free to view, but fans are encouraged to donate to co-beneficiaries The Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer America – directly via the link provided on the YouTube page or at www.join-together.org #thewho #withme @teencanceramerica @teenage_cancer

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Each stream will be an opportunity for fans and viewers to make a donation to The Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer America — both organizations very close to the Who’s philanthropic endeavors:

“Join Together @ Home” is free to view, but fans are encouraged to donate to co-beneficiaries Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer America – directly via the link provided on the YouTube page www.join-together.org

In launching their own six-part YouTube archival series for charity, the Who joins Elton John, who debuted a similar project recently — and his Classic Concert Series has been a prime source of streaming entertainment.

For more on the Who, be sure to check out our feature interview with Daltrey, discussing the band’s 2019 album WHO, the concept of “getting old” and the band’s triumphant recent world touring activity. A snippet:

“There’s no Who song that’s easy. There is no such thing as an easy Who song to sing; okay, maybe “Squeeze Box.”

We’ve done some concerts where people come up and sing Who songs when we’re celebrating the music of The Who and they always come up afterwards and say to me, “How the fuck do you do this for two hours?”

They can’t believe how difficult the songs are to sing because they’re all lyrics and there’s very few solos. If there were ten-minute solos I wouldn’t know what to do, I would have been bored with it.”


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