The Who Treats Austin, Texas to Deep, Career-Spanning Set at ‘The Who Hits Back!’ Tour Stop (PHOTOS)


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On Tuesday night, legendary English rockers The Who continued their recently launched The Who Hits Back! tour with a rousing, 21-song performance at the Moody Center in Austin, Texas.

During a powerhouse performance that spanned more than two hours, The Who — which for this tour finds Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend backed by 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 — delighted the crowd at the recently opened venue.

The Who Hits Back! Tour (Photo: Rick Kern/Getty Images for The Who)

AUSTIN, TEXAS – MAY 03: Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who perform onstage during The Who Hits Back! Tour on May 03, 2022 at Moody Center in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for The Who)

The set list:

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

Here’s fan video of the set-closing “Baba O’Riley,” featuring Katie Jacoby on lead violin:

The Who Hits Back! tour, presented by Live Nation, continues in the spring until the end of May, before picking back up in the fall. An assortment of very special guests will join the band on the road, including Amythyst Kiah, Los Lonely Boys, Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs and more.

The Who’s tour is also part of Live Nation’s Concert Week promotion, which runs until May 10 and offers $25 all-in concert tickets to shows around the country.

Catch a show!

SPRING

May 5 / American Airlines Center / Dallas, TX SPECIAL GUEST Los Lonely Boys
May 8 / the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion / The Woodlands, TX SPECIAL GUEST Los Lonely Boys
May 10 / Paycom Center / Oklahoma City, OK SPECIAL GUEST Los Lonely Boys
May 13 / FedExForum / Memphis, TN SPECIAL GUEST TBA
May 15 / TQL Stadium / Cincinnati, OH SPECIAL GUEST TBA
May 18 / TD Garden / Boston, MA SPECIAL GUEST Amythyst Kiah
May 20 / Wells Fargo Center / Philadelphia, PA SPECIAL GUEST Amythyst Kiah
May 23 / Capital One Arena / Washington, D.C. SPECIAL GUEST Amythyst Kiah
May 26 / Madison Square Garden / New York City, NY SPECIAL GUEST The Wild Things
May 28 / Bethel Woods Center of the Arts / Bethel, NY SPECIAL GUEST Willie Nile

FALL

Oct 2 / Scotiabank Arena / Toronto, ON SPECIAL GUEST Steven Page
Oct 4 / Little Caesars Arena / Detroit, MI SPECIAL GUEST Steven Page
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

* Not a Live Nation Date

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