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The Colosseum, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV – August 1, 2017

AEG – the promoters – have done a great job of getting the word out. If you fly in, you see Who signs everywhere in the airport, and if you drive in, stationary and mobile billboards advertize the show. It’s […]

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The Colosseum, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV – July 29, 2017

Our second time here, as we did a single show about a year back. The Who and Vegas have an interesting relationship. Right before our show here last time, Roger told me “Oh! We’ve been here before, in 1968. We […]

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Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI – July 25, 2017

Back again – this is another sports arena, typical for us. And we’ve been here before, too; known territory. Van Andel Arena is big and easy for a show, lots of room. We like it. Pete arrived, but bowed out […]

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Without question, this ought to be a good show. The building itself is simply stunning, likely the most gorgeous place we will play. Built back in the 1920s, the structure has style and taste, having been largely kept up (or […]

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MGM National Harbor, National Harbor, Maryland – 18 July 2017

And another show, this one in a wholly different type of venue; a modern plush casino, full of rich carpet and upholstered seats. Sonically, this is a “soak up the sound” room, almost no echo compared to the metal “shed” […]

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CMAC Performing Arts Center: Canandaigua, New York – July 16, 2017

  This show is in a “shed” – the touring nickname for a half-covered amphitheater: The seats in the front have a metal roof, open at the sides and back. In case of rain or blazing sun, the people who […]

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