MORE used to playing arenas for the past 45 years, The Who’s legendary singer is keeping it intimate at small theatres to perform his band’s classic 1969 rock opera album Tommy.
It allowed Roger to joke with fans, but a nifty lightshow and sinister big-screen cartoons were worthy of major venues.
Roger powerfully bellowed classics like Pinball Wizard as if he was playing Wembley.
A second half of Who smashes like I Can See For Miles mixed with rarely-sung fan favourites and covers made it extra-special, as did opening act, classy new Welsh singer-songwriter Paul Freeman.
Grittier than you’d expect from James Blunt’s old guitarist, Paul charmed with Springsteen-esque raw ballads, cheekily dragging a grey-haired fan on stage to share harmonies on the catchy Long Way To The City.