Video: The Who Unaired Olympic Closing Ceremony Multi-Song Set

Fans who were disappointed at not the seeing The Who’s multi-song performance as part of the Olympic Closing Ceremony can view a portion of the performance directly via Gawker.com.

The three-song set of the legendary band’s classics--“Baba O'Riley,” “See Me Feel Me/Listening To You” and “My Generation”--was described by Rolling Stone.com as “a spectacular finale to both the night and the games…The band was granted a multiple-song set, which was a blessing in a ceremony whose historical breadth necessitated sprints through minute-long covers of British classics and rapid-fire cultural references.”

The performance, however, was cut short by NBC and was bumped after an episode of its new show "Animal Practice", much to the dismay of fans. Sets by Muse and Ray Davies of The Kinks were cut from the live broadcast completely. 

Later this year, starting November 1, The Who will embark on a major North American arena tour where they’ll perform their iconic 1973 double album Quadrophenia in its entirety, along with a selection of Who classics.  More details about the tour can be found at on AEG Live's website

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