The Who wrapped its 2019 "Moving On!" tour last night (October 24th) in Los Angeles at the 17,500-capacity Hollywood Bowl. The 32-date trek played to 30 different North American cities over two legs -- with a massive single show at England's Wembley Stadium in July. At each night of the tour, the band was backed by a local orchestra, which was led by conductor Keith Levenson.

In addition to Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, the Who's 2019 lineup features longtime touring members Zak Starkey on drums and Pete Townshend's younger brother, Simon Townshend on rhythm guitar. Rounding out the band are Who and Daltrey veterans Loren Gold on keyboards and bassist Jon Button.

The shows featured the band and orchestra opening the set with a string of songs from Tommy, with a middle portion only featuring the band. The orchestra returned for a portion covering the key tracks from Quadrophenia, among others. The tour didn't vary much from night to night, with the only bonafide rarity being the inclusion of the fan favorite "Imagine A Man" from 1975's The Who By Numbers, which marked the first time the Who ever included the Townshend classic in its setlists. New to the show was Townshend and Daltrey's acoustic two-man version of "Won't Get Fooled Again."

During the tour's fall leg, the band premiered two songs from its upcoming album, WHO -- "Hero Ground Zero" and "Ball And Chain."

Pete Townshend explained why the current back-line of touring musicians is a perfect fit for him and Daltrey these days: "I think the thing about the band that we have at the moment is we've been through periods where we've hand-picked people very carefully, and we've actually employed quite a few lunatics, again, (laughter) 'cause we were used to having lunatics in the band. And we've ended up now with a band that feels like Roger and me and that we're supported by the musicians around us. They don't crowd in to try and get their 'moment.' There's no competition. It feels as though it's honest. That the two original members that are left are Roger and I. We're battling away to kind of try to remain relevant to do good work both onstage and off, y'know? So it feels right to me, what we're doing at the moment."

Roger Daltrey told us he's adamant that the 2019 "Moving On!" dates showcase the Who at its most unrelenting: "I don't want the Who to compromise the way we play at all. I want the same venom coming out of Pete and me and within the songs that are there that is always there. We just do not have to make the racket on the stage. We can do it in a way now that the PA can make that noise; I mean we actually generate it, but we do not need the volume on the stage, we can move it out to the sides, so the crowd get the full whack of the Who as it is as a six-piece, and then the orchestra added on top just makes it mega, y'know?"

Pete Townshend will appear tomorrow night (October 26th) at UCLA's Royce Hall in a live performance of his wife Rachel Fuller's Animal Requiem.

The Who's upcoming 12th album, titled, WHO, will be released on December 6th.

AUDIO: ROGER DALTREY ON THE SOUND OF THE WHO IN 2019
AUDIO: PETE TOWNSHEND ON THE WHO'S 2019 TOURING BAND