The Who Launches Fall Run of ‘The Who Hits Back!’ Tour, Running Through October


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The second leg of The Who Hits Back! tour from the legendary English band began this week with a show at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.

The continuation of a tour first launched by Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and their colleagues in the spring, it promises classics and hits from throughout the group’s heralded career, which has spanned decades and become an undeniable part of music (and cultural) history.

At the Toronto tour stop, The Who treated fans to a nearly two-hour set split into two parts; some songs featured an orchestra accompanying the band, while a few classics — including “Won’t Get Fooled Again” and “Behind Blue Eyes” — were performed by the band itself.

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Accompanying Daltrey and Townshend on stage for this tour is a band comprised of guitarist/backup singer Simon Townshend, keyboardist Loren Gold, second keyboardist Emily Marshall, bassist Jon Button, drummer Zak Starkey and backing vocals by Billy Nicholls along with orchestra conductor Keith Levenson, lead violinist Katie Jacoby and lead cellist Audrey Snyder.

Here’s fan video from Toronto, capturing “Baba O’Riley” from close to the soundboard:

Here’s the set list from Toronto, as a suggestion of what fans may expect for the rest of the tour:

With Orchestra
Overture
1921
Amazing Journey
Sparks
Pinball Wizard
We’re Not Gonna Take It
Who Are You
Eminence Front
Ball and Chain
Join Together
Band Only
The Seeker
You Better You Bet
Another Tricky Day
Won’t Get Fooled Again
Behind Blue Eyes
With Orchestra
The Real Me
I’m One
5:15
The Rock
Love, Reign O’er Me
Baba O’Riley

And the remaining The Who Hits Back! tour dates for this run:

Oct 7 / UBS Arena / Belmont Park, NY SPECIAL GUEST Steven Page
Oct 9 / Schottenstein Center / Columbus, OH SPECIAL GUEST Steven Page
Oct 12 / United Center / Chicago, IL SPECIAL GUEST Steven Page
Oct 14 / Enterprise Center / St. Louis, MO SPECIAL GUEST Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs
Oct 17 / Ball Arena / Denver, CO SPECIAL GUEST Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs
Oct 20 / Moda Center / Portland, OR SPECIAL GUEST Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs
Oct 22 / Climate Pledge Arena / Seattle, WA SPECIAL GUEST Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs
Oct 26 / Golden 1 Center / Sacramento, CA SPECIAL GUEST Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs
Oct 28 / Honda Center / Anaheim, CA SPECIAL GUEST Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs
Nov 1 / Hollywood Bowl / Los Angeles, CA SPECIAL GUEST Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs
Nov 4 + 5 / Dolby Live at Park MGM / Las Vegas, NV SPECIAL GUEST The Wild Things



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