The Vegas Job

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The Vegas Job
Starring The Who
Roger Daltrey
John Entwistle
Pete Townshend
John Bundrick
Zak Starkey
Music by The Who
Production
company
United States Passport Entertainment
United Kingdom Video Film Express
Distributed by United States Passport Entertainment
United Kingdom Video Film Express
Release date
7 November 2006[1]
Running time
115 min.
Language English

The Vegas Job is a concert film of The Who's performance on October 29, 1999, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the infamous Pixelon launch event.[2] Pixelon claimed that the performance was streamed live over the Internet to over 1 million viewers and to the Astrovision screen in Times Square;[3] it was reported that thousands of viewers were unable to watch the live stream due to technology failures.[4] The DVD was certified Gold in Canada after selling 5,000 units.[5]

Songs performed[edit]

  1. "I Can't Explain"
  2. "Substitute"
  3. "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere"
  4. "Pinball Wizard"
  5. "See Me, Feel Me"
  6. "Baba O'Riley"
  7. "My Wife"
  8. "5:15"
  9. "Behind Blue Eyes"
  10. "Who Are You"
  11. "Magic Bus"
  12. "Won't Get Fooled Again"
  13. "The Kids Are Alright"
  14. "My Generation"

Special features[edit]

The DVD included interviews with Roger Daltrey and John Entwistle, the story behind the Pixelon fiasco, and interviews with the audience prior to start of the concert.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.thewho.com/index.php?module=movies&movies_item_id=88
  2. ^ Dennis Mitchelle (June 3, 2015). "Sonic flashback: iBash at MGM Grand (October 29, 1999)". Las Vegas Weekly. Retrieved 2017-10-26. 
  3. ^ "Pixelon.com Launch Sets New Standard For Compelling Internet Programming" (Press release). 1999-11-02. Retrieved 2016-08-24. 
  4. ^ Dan Goodin (2000-01-03). "Pixelon's Broken Promises". The Industry Standard. Archived from the original on 2000-07-21. Retrieved 2016-08-24. 
  5. ^ "Certified Awards Search Archived 2012-10-01 at WebCite". Music Canada. Retrieved on 4 October 2011. Note: User needs to enter "The Who" in the "Search" field, "Artist" in the "Search by" field and click the "Go" button. Select "More info" next to the relevant entry to see full certification history.

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