were on the eve of beginning the American leg of their 2002 tour in support of the DVD release of Live at the Royal Albert Hall
, which was recorded and filmed earlier that year in London, when bass player John Entwistle, easily one of the best and most distinctive bass players in the history of rock, died of a heart attack the night before the tour was to commence. Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey
, along with drummer Zak Starkey
, pianist John Bundrick
, additional guitarist Simon Townshend
(Pete's brother), and fill-in bassist Pino Palladino
, carried on with the tour anyway, which is no doubt what Entwistle would have wanted them to do. Several stops on this bittersweet tour were recorded, including this one from Las Vegas, Nevada on September 14, 2002.