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The Best Chicago Concerts of 2011

The Best Chicago Concerts of 2011
I truly believe it when I say that Chicago is one of the greatest live music cities in the country.  Memphis?  Nashville?  Austin?  New Orleans?  All great... But I'd put Chicago right there with any of them.  As Chicagoans, we truly are lucky to have the opportunity to see so much great live music night in and night out at scores of oustanding and unique venues.  From Paul McCartney to Ben Harper (and everywhere in between), here are the concerts that moved me in 2011 and made me consistenly remember why live music is my favorite thing in the world.  ...

Roger Daltrey performs The Who's "Tommy" Live at The Venue (Horseshoe Chicago) 10/7/11 Concert Review (with opener Paul Freeman)

Roger Daltrey performs The Who's "Tommy" Live at The Venue (Horseshoe Chicago) 10/7/11 Concert Review (with opener Paul Freeman)
When I saw The Who in August 2003, I couldn't believe how good Roger Daltrey sounded. Eight years later, at 67, I wasn't sure what to expect as Daltrey arrived in Hammond to perform The Who's Tommy in its entirety (without Pete Townshend). Here's a man, from one of the biggest bands of all time, who once famously sang "I hope I die before I get old"... at 67 years of age... performing at a casino... near Gary, Indiana.  And there were a lot of empty seats. But Daltrey immediately put all of my fears to rest as he took the stage Friday night treating a two thirds full casino venue as if it was Wembley Stadium. ...
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