The Who Play Pete Townshend Solo Track For First Time In 33 Years


The Who recently performed Pete Townshend’s solo track ‘Let My Love Open The Door’ for the first time in 33 years. You can check it out below.

At a recent gig in London, the Who delivered a special acoustic performance set, which included rarities and deep cuts from the band’s back catalogue.

This concert took place at the Royal Albert Hall, in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. This was part of a concert series which was launched in 2000 by the Who frontman Roger Daltrey, who is also a patron for the charity.

Along with ‘Let My Love Open The Door’, the band also performed Townshend’s 1980 track ‘Empty Glass’.

“definitely not a Who hit. It’s a Pete hit”

The band’s guitarist Pete Townshend introduced the track to the audience.

“Well, this next song is definitely not a Who hit”, he told the crowd.“It’s a Pete hit”.

Townshend also spoke about the fact that th track featuring in Netflx’s new film The Adam Project starring Ryan Reynolds, has led it to reaching third in the official Shazam Chart.

‘Let My Love Open The Door’ has not been played by the Who since 1989, until now.

This concert also saw the Who sing their track ‘Beads On A String’ from their 2019 album ‘WHO’.

On top of this, Pete Townshend and Roger Dalrey have also delivered a live cover of the ‘Yadderdang Remix’, supporting Ukraine. Check it out here.

“It’s meant to be a song about how all of us with different religions could come together if you believe in something, and stand for one thing”, guitarist Pete Townshend also told the audience.

“But this latest thing [the war in Ukraine] seems to have nothing to do with anybody’s god. I don’t know what it’s about”. 

Last month, Pete Townshend claimed that he is not bothered about the upcoming Keith Moon biopic. However, he did reveal that he will have a “moan” about it, if he does not approve.