The Who To Tour Quadrophenia In UK - Noise11.com
The Who Quadrophenia And More

The Who Quadrophenia And More

The Who To Tour Quadrophenia In UK

by Music-News.com on January 29, 2013

in Live,News

The Who are taking their tour of the album Quadrophenia to the U.K.

The Who Quadrophenia And More

The Who Quadrophenia And More

The critically acclaimed Quadrophenia marked the British band’s second rock opera (after Tommy), raised the bar for rock albums as an art form, hit #2 on the UK album chart and massively influenced the future of UK style, fashion and culture, from Paul Weller to Bradley Wiggins, from Paul Smith to Noel Gallagher.

The album’s title is a variation on the popular usage of the medical diagnostic term schizophrenia and exemplifies the four varying personalities of the band members who created the album. It features such classic WHO songs as The Real Me, 5:15 and Love Reign o’er Me.

The film Quadrophenia tarred a young Sting, Phil Daniels, Ray Winstone, Trevor Laird and Lesley Ash. John Lydon (Rotten) was screen tested for a part, but the idea was dropped when insurance became an issue!

This new concert version of Quadrophenia, personally directed by Roger Daltrey, focuses on the original album and replaces the narrative used in previous stage versions with powerful imagery projected on an array of massive screens, designed to support, complement and propel the musical content of the work by setting it in the context of the history of the band.

The Who’s tour features founding members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, who will be joined by Zak Starkey (drums), Pino Palladino (bass), Simon Townshend (guitar/backing vocals), John Corey (keyboards), Loren Gold (keyboards/backing vocals) and Frank Simes (musical director, keyboards/backing vocals).

The dates:
06/08 – Dublin – The O2
06/10 – Belfast – Odyssey
06/12 – Glasgow – SECC
06/15 – London – The O2
06/18 – Sheffield – Motorpoint Arena
06/20 – Newcastle – Metro Arena
06/23 – Manchester – Arena
06/25 – Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena
06/28 – Birmingham – LG Arena
06/30 – Liverpool – Echo Arena

Read more at VVN Music

Comments

comments

Related Posts

The Who, Pete Townshend. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Pete Townshend Claims The Who Invented Heavy Metal

Pete Townshend has claimed The Who's 1970 'Live At Leeds' album pioneered the genre of heavy metal and influenced the likes of Led Zeppelin while other artists have since stole their "mantle".

December 25, 2019
The Who Set For First Number One Album In Nearly 50 Years

The Who could claim their first UK Number 1 album in almost half a century on this week’s Official Albums Chart.

December 10, 2019
The Who, Roger Daltry and Pete Townshend . Photo by Ros O'Gorman
The Who Release Another Taste of Who

The Who have released another new song from ‘Who’, their first album in 13 years.

November 28, 2019
The Who, Pete Townshend. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Pete Townshend Will Only Smash One More Guitar For Charity

Pete Townshend and his band mates - comprised of Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, and drummer Keith Moon - were known for their hedonistic behaviour which included smashing their instruments and wrecking their stages, but now that he's older, Pete has said he'll only cause damage to another guitar if it helps to raise money for charity.

November 11, 2019
The Who Roger Daltrey. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
The Who Plays Boston #Review

In 2018, The Who's singer, Roger Daltrey, toured and performed the bands' legendary Rock-opera, "Tommy," in its entirety with assistance from orchestras that were in the areas in which he was playing. Since there is a good amount of orchestration on the original "Tommy" album (which were all performed by the groups' now-deceased bass player, John Entwistle), it is not surprising that the results of the shows were quite superb.

September 18, 2019
The Who, Pete Townshend. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
The Who Debut Two New Songs At Wembley Stadium

The Who debuted two new songs from their upcoming new album as they made their return to Wembley Stadium on Saturday (06.07.19).

July 9, 2019
Pretty Things SF Sorrow
Fact: The Pretty Things ‘SF Sorrow’ Was The First Rock Opera, Tommy Was Second

Pretty Things rock opera ‘SF Sorrow’ album predates The Who’s ‘Tommy’ by six months but to this day Pete Townshend has not cited The Pretty Things classic as an inspiration.

September 12, 2018