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The Who Hits Back! Tour: United Center, Chicago, IL, 12 October 2022

A little while ago, we were approached by Scott Wells, a long time Who fan from Chicago. Years ago, his daughter had battled (and won) Stage 3 colorectal cancer. During the process, they’d started the Wishing Wells Cancer Foundation, raising […]

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The Who Hits Back! Tour: Schottenstein Center, Columbus, OH, 9 October 2022

“Hello Columbus!” Pete is laughing as he comes out and hails the crowd. Then, “I just realized, it’s been a long time since I wore these trousers . . .  and they seem to have shrunk!” “I’ve shrunk!” chimes in […]

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The Who Hits Back! Tour: UBS Arena, Belmont Park, NY, 7 October 2022

So this is Belmont? New to us, although the area is familiar: Long Island, NY. Just across the water, East of famous Manhattan/NYC is a long island. It goes for miles and miles, really much larger than most probably imagine. […]

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The Who Hits Back! Tour: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, 4 October 2022

OK, let’s start with the basics, and then move on into one of the most-unusual shows we’ve ever covered. Ever. This town is a rock music hub. SO many great bands, Mitch Ryder, MC5, Iggy Pop/Stooges, Bob Seeger, Alice Cooper […]

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The Who Hits Back! Tour: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON, 2 October 2022

Ah Toronto! We’ve been here many, many times – and it’s always special. Some of the best memories I have of tours were shows in this great city. I don’t know why, but I learned early on in my Who […]

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The Who Hits Back! Tour: Set Up & Rehearsals, Toronto, ON, 1 October 2022

“And get on the bus that takes me to you…” Here we come. The Hits Back! tour – is back. It’s been a nice long-ish break. Seems like a significant time since we all did this, but when we started […]

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