The Who roared into Dallas after bringing consistently powerful shows to Houston and Austin, but the night quickly became famous in its own right. Roger Daltrey was ordered by doctors to take a week of vocal rest after playing before a full-capacity American Airlines Center crowd on May 2, meaning the next three Who shows were postponed.

The above photo gallery showcases this last show before the Who took a short break on what promises to be their last large-scale world tour. If that's the case, the Who's final Texas gig in Dallas was a very powerful way to seal their legacy.

After the show, Pete Townshend hosted a backstage mini-reunion with Jody Denberg, Mark Bowman and James "Bucks" Burnett, with whom he appeared in The Passing Show, the excellent Ronnie Lane biopic. Much talk ensued as the group remembered their late friends Lane and Ian McLagan of the Faces. Denberg, a legendary Austin DJ, had just returned from a book signing in New York City with Yoko Ono and photographer Bob Gruen for See Hear Yoko. Denberg presented Townshend with a personal copy, fresh from the signing event. 

Review and photos by Mark Bowman

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