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The Metropolitan Opera House, New York, NY – September 10, 2017

“Is it me… for a moment?” Another night, same beautiful situation. Always good to have one “under the belt” to make it a bit easier. Less rehearsal needed, less set-up, and no travel. This audience was slightly different. I have […]

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The Metropolitan Opera House, New York, NY – September 9, 2017

“Only love can make it rain…” While ALL of these Classic Quadrophenia shows will be special in their own ways, the Met double-header will be hard to beat: The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. You may recall The […]

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Welcome to the new Who web site!

Today sees The Who’s official web site get a new suit of clothes, a new lick of paint and some rather snazzy wallpaper. We hope you like it. We also are pleased to announce that we have a brand new Who […]

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The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – September 8, 2017

“I wander in early to work…” We come in early for TV shows, and spend hours and hours waiting around. We were just here with The Who not long ago, and hopefully you saw those two great performances: one on […]

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Tanglewood Music Center, Lenox, MA – September 2, 2017

“Either way blood flows…” Hey! I just noticed this is the 100th Backstage Blog post! Tempus fugit, indeed… congrats to all of us for making it this far. This quintessentially English story, Classic Quadrophenia, has now reached the shores of […]

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Boston Symphony Hall, Boston, MA – September 1, 2017

This tour is the North American followup to a prior 2015 show in London. As you may know, the entire Quadrophenia opus LP has been arranged for orchestra. The enormous and fairly daunting task was undertaken by Rachel Fuller, Pete […]

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Harveys Casino, Lake Tahoe, NV – August 16, 2017

As I said last time, no two venues are alike on this tour! Today we’re in beautiful (outdoor) Lake Tahoe, a gorgeous moutain lake resort area, straddling the State lines between California (where our last show was) and Nevada (where […]

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Outside Lands Festival, San Francisco, CA – August 13, 2017

Talk about a turnaround: This show is exactly the opposite of our recent Las Vegas shows. In Vegas, we all became rather nocturnal, as that town is a nighttime place running well past 2am on most nights, and the days […]

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The Colosseum, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV – August 11, 2017

The last show in Vegas!! We made it. Six shows in two weeks – not too hard and nobody went stir-crazy. We’ve had good audiences, which was the main worry. In Vegas, you’d expect a good portion of the crowd […]

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The Colosseum, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV – August 9, 2017

I don’t know if I’ve discussed the video screen here (it seems not.) There is a HUGE curved screen around the band. It’s installed here long before we arrived, paid for (we hear) by Celine Dion herself. When it went […]

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