Brian Kehew's Backstage Blog

The Who Hits Back! Tour: TD Garden, Boston, MA, May 18, 2022

And so here we are, on the East Coast in Boston, Massachusetts to be precise, and as Pete Townshend once remarked all those years ago in Long Beach, CA, . . .”Either sit down or stand up, but shut up! This is a f**** rock and roll concert, not a f***** tea party!”. So, no tea party tonight in TD Garden either, Wholigans. But, we were most definitely here to play some rock and roll. And our special guest tonight was the fabulous Amythyst Kiah. We hope you had a great night and enjoyed the show. Here are some photos by Brian and a couple of videos to paint the scene, including a pretty blistering performance of ‘Relay’.

Pete’s Gibson SJ-200 acoustics

We were last in Boston in September 2019 at Fenway Park but last time in TD Garden was back in March 2016

Our special guest tonight, the fabulous Amythyst Kiah and her band

Zak’s kit all set and waiting for the man in yellow

‘Relay and ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’. Video courtesy of J Nichols

Pete’s guitar tech Simon Law tuning up Pete’s gold Stratocaster

Video courtesy of Nevaklass 

A Loren Gold-eye-view of ‘Baba O’Riley’

The orchestra takes a bow

‘Baba O’Riley’ featuring Katie Jacoby on violin followed by an impromptu rendition of ‘Happy Birthday To You’ for Pete’s 77th birthday on the 19th. Video courtesy of Nevaklass

 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

Encore: Happy Birthday to You!