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Roy Lamb, Who tour production manager, wins lifetime achievement award

Anaheim, California. This week, as part of the NAMM (The National Association of Music Merchants’ convention for music stores, instruments, music sound companies etc.) our very own Roy Lamb was given his Lifetime Achievement Award! The 2023 Parnelli Awards show […]

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The Who Hits Back! Tour: Dolby Live, Las Vegas, NV, 5 November 2022

Well, that was interesting. Last night’s show went fine – from the audience perspective, it was probably great fun. Even the onstage complaints about sound issues made it real – and different to most shows you might see from others. […]

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The Who Hits Back! Tour: Dolby Live, Las Vegas, NV, 4 November 2022

Las Vegas – another iconic city, pretty much unlike anywhere else in the world. Yes, there are “casino towns” all over the world, from Monaco (one of the greatest/weirdest Who shows ever!) to Atlantic City here in the States. But […]

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The Who Hits Back! Tour: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA, 1 November 2022

“Rock show, at the Hollywood Bowl . . . ”  This venue was important enough to make the Paul McCartney song. It’s a legend, and for good reasons. It’s pretty massive – nearly 18,000 seats available, and we usually fill […]

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The Who Hits Back! Tour: The Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix AZ, 30 October 2022

Brian and guitar tech Clive ‘Binky’ Brinkworth The Ak-Chen Pavilion is our first “shed” of the tour. Sheds are any stage with a covered front seating area and a big lawn across the back. It’s sort of a semi-covered outdoor […]

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The Who Hits Back! Tour: Backyard Concert: The Magic Returns, 29 October 2022

This is the Teen Cancer America benefit. We always do something when in this area, schedule permitting. It started years ago on a Daltrey solo tour, and has grown and grown. It’s a charity/benefit – so far from a “normal” […]

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