Brian Kehew's Backstage Blog

The Who Hits Back! Tour: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA, 20 May 2022

We were here in Philadelphia exactly three years ago in May 2019 playing at Citizens Bank Park, but the last time we played the Wells Fargo Center was way back in March 2016 on The Who Hits 50! tour. We love playing this town so it’s good to be back. Always a great crowd of people. Our special guest tonight was the amazing Amythyst Kiah and we can’t sing her praises enough. We had a really great night at the Wells Fargo Center and one fan even got his album signed. More of that in the post!

Always a crowd at the merch stand

And some fans even modelled their purchases for us

And it’s showtime!

Just before the band launched into ‘Who Are You’ Pete spied a fan in the audience holding up a sign.

Who fan Troy Tomczak had lost his wife to cancer just two months ago and told us he had been depressed since her passing. Watch what happens when Pete sees Troy’s sign

Video courtesy of Richie Butz

Well, Troy did get his album signed and handed over an envelope containing $500. When asked about it, he replied “I was feeling depressed over my wife’s passing but I was on top of the world Friday night!”. The picture disc of Who Are You had been previously signed by Roger and Simon on a Rock Legends Cruise a few years back.

Video courtesy of Rock Wrestling

Video courtesy of Jim Powers

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