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The Who Hits Back! Tour: St. Helens, Friday 21 July 2023

And yet another bus ride: A journey through the countryside from wherever we were (Ed: Durham, Brian) to St. Helens. We hear the charming Scouse-like accents all around us, and it definitely feels like The North: St. Helens is Liverpool-adjacent, […]

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The Who Hits Back! Tour: Durham, Wednesday 19 July 2023

We had a fairly long crew-bus ride to the next stop. From Bristol to Durham in the rain. five or six hours so not bad, with stops and all. Durham is not a common name in Who stories, but it’s […]

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The Who Hits Back! Tour: Badminton Estate, Sunday 16 July 2023

What a day. We just finished a 16-17 hour day to get through this one. Yeah, it’s always worth it, but certainly something we hope not to repeat anytime soon! We are staying in the town of Bristol, absolutely one […]

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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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