Photos: British rock band The Who performs in Sacramento, California

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Roger Daltrey, left, and Pete Townshend of The Who wrap up a set while performing at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento during their North American tour “The Who Hits Back!” Wednesday night.

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Legendary British rocker The Who lit up the stage at the Golden 1 Center on Wednesday night during the fall leg of their North American tour, “The Who Hits Back!”

In their sixth decade of concerts together, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend have electrified crowds with age-defying energy, performing some of their greatest hits as well as new songs. The two powerhouses were backed by vocalist Simon Townshend, brother Pete Townshend, keyboardist Loren Gold, bassist Jon Button, drummer Zak Starkey, backup vocalist Billy Nicholls, and an orchestra.

Former Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers guitarist and songwriter Mike Campbell, presented the show with his band The Dirty Knobs. The Wild Things will open for the final two shows of the tour in Las Vegas on November 4 and 5.

Daltrey seemed to think they had never played in Sacramento, but Townshend assured him that they had. They performed in 2000 at the Sacramento Valley Amphitheater.

Fans couldn’t be contained in their seats as Jacoby jammed with Townshend to “Baba O’Riley” as they wrapped up the night.

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Roger Daltrey, left, whips the microphone aloft as Pete Townshend plays guitar as The Who performs in Sacramento on their North American tour Wednesday at the Golden 1 Center. Lezlie Sterling [email protected]

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Pete Townshend performs on stage during The Who Hits Back! The North American tour will stop in Sacramento on Wednesday at the Golden 1 Center. Lezlie Sterling [email protected]

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Roger Daltrey holds tambourines while performing with The Who in Sacramento during their North American tour Wednesday at the Golden 1 Center. Lezlie Sterling [email protected]
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Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs opened for The Who on their North American tour in Sacramento on Wednesday night at the Golden 1 Center. Lezlie Sterling [email protected]

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Pete Townshend’s brother Simon Townshend, left, performs with Roger Daltrey, center, and Pete Townshend during The Who Hits Back! tour stop in Sacramento on Wednesday at the Golden 1 Center. Lezlie Sterling [email protected]

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Rock legends Roger Daltrey, left, and Pete Townshend performed at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento on Wednesday night during their North American tour The Who Hits Back! Lezlie Sterling [email protected]

Here are pictures from The Who show in 2000

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The Who singer Roger Daltrey performs at the Sacramento Valley Amphitheater in 2000. Anne Chadwick Williams Sacramento Bee File

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Who guitarist Pete Townshend and singer Roger Daltrey perform at the Sacramento Valley Amphitheater in 2000. Anne Chadwick Williams Sacramento Bee File

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