Brian Kehew's Backstage Blog

The Who Hits Back! Tour: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC, May 23, 2022

Wholigans, it was the last week of the first leg of The Who Hits Back! Tour. Seems like it was only last week that we started. It all went far too soon. But, it was a Monday and we were in Washington, DC at the Capital One Arena, home to the Washington Capitals, the Washington Wizards and the Georgetown University men’s basketball team. But tonight it was home to The Who and our special guest, the fabulous Amythyst Kiah and her band. Great things really do happen on a Monday!

The sign for the extremely luxurious band dressing room with all manner of fancy things.

Meanwhile in another corner backstage, behind a curtain . . . Simon Law (Pete’s guitar tech), Simon Higgs (monitor engineer) and Backstage Blogger Brian Kehew (keyboards tech and a whole lot more) enjoy the facilities of the Crew Area.

Cello, cello, cello, cello?

We’re ready . . .

Video courtesy of Kurt CD

Amythyst Kiah and her band perform ‘Fancy Drones (Fracture Me)’.

Zak Starkey’s kit all aglow and awaiting the man himself.

Video courtesy of Robert Johnson 

Video courtesy of Robert Johnson 

All photographs © Brian Kehew/Yearhour LLC

Tonight’s Set list

Orchestra Set I
Amazing Journey/Sparks
Pinball Wizard
We’re Not Gonna Take It
Who Are You
Eminence Front
Ball and Chain
Join Together

Band Set
The Seeker
You Better You Bet
Won’t Get Fooled Again

Orchestra Set II
Behind Blue Eyes
The Real Me
I’m One
The Rock
Love, Reign O’er Me
Baba O’Riley

And finally . . .

Brian Kehew went shopping at a second-hand record store whist in Washington, DC and picked a few nice rarities of Who stuff including an 8-track of Face Dances. Pete and Roger very kindly signed them all and Brian will be giving them to Teen Cancer America for them to auction in the near future. We’ll post on when the auction takes place. In the meantime, feast your eyes!