This will not be the first time The Who has toured performing its 1973 double-album about alienation, mods and rockers. The band took Quadrophenia on the road in North America and Europe in 1996 and ’97.
To recreate Quadophenia live, Messrs. Townshend and Daltrey will have a little help from their friends – Zak Starkey on drums, bassist Pino Palladino, Simon Townshend on guitar/backing vocals, keyboardist Christ Stainton, Loren Gold on keyboards and backing vocals and Frank Simes serving as musical director as well as keyboardist and backing vocalist.
Here’s the routing:
Nov. 1 – Sunrise, Fla., BankAtlantic Center
Nov. 3 – Orlando, Fla., Amway Center
Nov. 5 – Duluth, Ga., The Arena At Gwinnett Center
Nov. 8 – Greenville, S.C., Bi-Lo Center
Nov. 9 – Greensboro, N.C., Greensboro Coliseum
Nov. 11 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Consol Energy Center
Nov. 13 – Washington, D.C., Verizon Center
Nov. 14 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Barclays Center
Nov. 16 – Boston, Mass., TD Garden
Nov. 20 – Montreal, Quebec, Bell Centre
Nov. 21 – Ottawa, Ontario, Scotiabank Place
Nov. 23 – Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre
Nov. 24 – Detroit, Mich., Joe Louis Arena
Nov. 27 – Minneapolis, Minn., Target Center
Nov. 29 – Rosemont, Ill., Allstate Arena
Dec. 2 – Nashville, Tenn., Bridgestone Arena
Dec. 5 – New York, N.Y., Madison Square Garden Arena
Dec. 6 – Newark, N.J., Prudential Center
Dec. 8 – Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center
Dec. 9 – Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun Arena
Jan. 28 – Anaheim, Calif., Honda Center
Jan. 30 – Los Angeles, Calif., Staples Center
Feb. 1 – Oakland, Calif., Oracle Arena
Feb. 2 – Reno, Nev., Reno Events Center
Feb. 5 – San Diego, Calif., Valley View Casino Center
Feb. 6 – Glendale, Ariz., Jobing.com Arena
Feb. 8 – Las Vegas, Nev., The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel / Casino
Feb. 12 – Denver, Colo., Pepsi Center
Feb. 14 – Tulsa, Okla., BOK Center
Feb. 16 – Louisville, Ky., KFC Yum! Center
Feb. 17 – Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center
Feb. 19 – Hamilton, Ontario, Copps Coliseum
Feb. 21 – Uniondale, N.Y., Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Feb. 22 – Atlantic City, N.J., Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
Feb. 24 – Manchester, N.H., Verizon Wireless Arena
Feb. 26 – Providence, R.I., Dunkin' Donuts Center
As a warm-up for the tour, a special one-night-only theater showing of the rock-doc “The Who: Quadrophenia – Can You See The Real Me?” is scheduled July 24 at 8 p.m. local time (July 25 in Canada). Presented by NCM Fathom Events, AEG Live and UMe, the film includes a special welcome message from Townshend.
The film also promises plenty of historic footage, including the opening night of the band’s 1973 Quadrophenia tour in San Francisco when Keith Moon collapsed and resulted in Townshend asking the audience if anyone could play drums. Scot Halpin answered Townshend’s call, thus ensuring his place in rock ’n’ roll trivia.
The upcoming tour has several VIP experiences and packages including perks such as great seats, entry to the band’s preshow soundcheck, preshow parties and limited edition autographed memorabilia.
Members of The Who’s official fan club will be given priority access to purchase tickets beginning at 10 a.m. July 20. An American Express presale begins July 23 and general onsales launch July 27. Visit TheWho.com for everything you need to know.