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The Who Hits Back! Tour: Derby, 14 July 2023

This is SO different. We came from the hustle and bustle of intense London, a hub of modernism and progress, a modern indoor arena, and dry all day. Not here, in Derby. We’re playing in a cricket ground, probably the […]

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The Who Hits Back! Tour: London, 12 July 2023

The Who Live in London, sounds appropriate! Let’s back up a bit, just two days. Monday we’d come down from Edinburgh: most on planes, some on trains, some in private cars. We have this “travel day” and another off in […]

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The Who Hits Back! Tour: Edinburgh, 9 July 2023

Photo by Dougie Souness And again, we have our second show here today. Not bad – waltz in, no soundcheck, no setup, no rehearsal. Our crew come in many hours early just in case. Better to be safe than sorry. […]

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The Who Hits Back! Tour: Edinburgh, 8 July 2023

Well, here we are back in cloudy Scotland, very appropriate weather for this special situation. The city is quite old, very picturesque and worth a visit. Yes, it’s touristy, but in a good way – lots of whisky shops, kilts […]

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The Who Hits Back! Tour: Hull, 6 July 2023

“We’re on the Highway to Hull . . .” This is a view on the crew’s “day bus” – not the usual kind that we could sleep in, but when we’re only traveling shorter distances (city to city), we take […]

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The Who Hits Back! Tour: Paris, 23 June 2023

Ah, Paris! This is going to be a special one, no doubt. Paris is a city unto itself, nothing really like it in the world. I’m not a Francophile myself, but certainly everyone can objectively appreciate the stunning cultural icon […]

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