The Who announced that they will broadcast historic concerts on Youtube every saturday. The first one of the festival “Join Together @ Home” will be the 1982 performance at Shea Stadium that was their first “Farewell tour” that had The Clash as the opening band.
At the time, Kenney Jones was the drummer, replacing Keith Moon after his death. The rest of the band was the original members Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and the late John Entwistle. There will be six weeks of transmission of “live and rarely seen footage, mini videos and special footage to the screens, culminating in a performance of a show until then unprecedented”.
The Who said about the historic concerts broadcasted on Youtube:
“As part of YouTube’s #StayHome campaign, The Who will launch a six-week celebration of their incredible live performances. The weekly series entitled “Join Together @ Home” on the band’s official YouTube channel starts this Saturday at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm UK. 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.”
“The series launches this weekend with five live tracks from The Who’s 1982 Shea Stadium, New York show. This will be introduced with an exclusive ‘red carpet’ premiere clip from Roger Daltrey. Join Together @ Home” is in partnership with The Who and Eagle Rock Entertainment and will stream exclusively on YouTube. “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 www.join-together.org”
“As Patron of both charities, Roger Daltrey has raised much needed awareness and funds to help support young people with cancer, both in the UK and the US. He has been the driving force behind Teenage Cancer Trust’s iconic comedy and music shows, held at the Royal Albert Hall for the last 20 years.”
They continued, saying:
“Teenage Cancer Trust has always had incredible support from the music industry and relies on donations but due to Coronavirus, saw essential income generating activity. Like the Royal Albert Halls shows, cancelled. With income estimated to drop by as much as half this year; the charity needs to raise £5m to maintain frontline services so events like “Join Together @ Home” are more important than ever.”
“With Teen Cancer America fundraising events also cancelled, they face a shortfall and need your help more than ever. Your donation can help to continue improving the lives and outcomes of teens and young adults with cancer. Nearly 90,000 adolescents and young adults face a cancer diagnosis every year in America. Every hour another young life is lost. The Coronavirus is not just impacting fundraising. But increasing the risks for immunocompromised cancer patients. Adding to the growing burden of hospitals and caregivers.”
“As you have faced the inconvenience of isolation these past months, please think of the many teenage cancer patients who are in the fight of their lives. Follow your local guidelines, stay safe, relax and watch The Who. And do one of the most important things you can do today, donate to help teens facing cancer.”