The Who’s “Quadrophenia” tour will play 12 dates in the U.K. and Europe this year as the band takes its 1973 rock opera to arenas in London, Paris, Amsterdam and Dublin.
Almost 40 years after it was released, Peter Townshend’s story about mods, rockers and a man plagued with four personalities has become a timeless classic. Originally released as a two-record set back in the age of vinyl, Quadrophenia introduced the world to “The Real Me,” “5:15,” “Love Reign O’er Me” and other songs that quickly became Who standards.
For this tour, the band is eschewing the narration employed for previous presentations of Quadrophenia, choosing instead to go with images denoting particular plot points in the story.
Beginning in Dublin, The Who’s European journey includes nine U.K. stops plus single nights in Paris and Amsterdam. Here’s the routing:
June 8 – Dublin, Ireland, The O2 Dublin
June 10 – Belfast, Northern Ireland, Odyssey Arena
June 12 – Glasgow, Scotland, S.E.C.C.
June 15 – London, England, The O2 – London
June 18 – Sheffield, England, Motorpoint Arena
June 20 – Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Metro Radio Arena
June 23 – Manchester, England, Manchester Arena
June 25 – Cardiff, Wales, Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
June 28 – Birmingham, England, LG Arena
June 30 – Liverpool, England, Liverpool Echo Arena
July 3 – Paris, France, Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
July 5 – Amsterdam, Netherlands, Ziggo Dome
Fan pre-sales begin Jan. 29 for the U.K. and Paris and on Jan. 30 for Amsterdam. General onsales begin Feb. 1. Visit TheWho.com for more information.