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Tommy and More Tour: Royal Albert Hall, London, March 30, 2017

The first time The Who have played Tommy in 28 years. It was scheduled to be “acoustic Tommy” – and that was the intent Roger had when booking it. The occasion demanded something special; this is the 100th TCT (Teenage […]

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Tour Rehearsal 2: London, England, March 21-24, 2017

“Do you think it’s alright . . . ” “We’ve moved. Last week, small hole – this week, huge cavernous immense space! We’re on an undisclosed lot in a massive warehouse room; space enough to set up everything as-needed, and […]

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Tour Rehearsal 1: London, England, March 21-24, 2017

  “I have no reason to be over-optimistic . . .” Well, here we are again, the family/team/organism that is The Who and their people. About 90% intact from our last run, we always lose a few crew or band […]

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Desert Trip 2, Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA, October 16, 2016

Exactly one week later, we return to do this festival. An odd feeling, to have deja-vu but know it’s a real memory – and not so long ago! It’s all the same, we see the same workers, the same empty […]

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Los Que viven en México: Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City, Mexico, October 12, 2016

WOW! This was the first-ever Who concert in Mexico – that’s something to note right away, and significant enough in itself; a whole country of people who have not have the chance to see this band in-person. ¡THE WHO LLEGA […]

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Desert Trip 1, Empire polo Club, Indio, CA, October 9, 2016

Mega-Post: This may be the longest Backstage Blog ever, and for good reason. So much to discuss… First off, I’ll give a mini-review of the festival and acts, and then follow with the in-depth version of The Who’s show here. […]

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