The Who have announced details of a UK and Ireland arena tour during which they will perform their classic album ‘Quadrophenia’ in full.
The band will also play a selection of their other classics during the 10-date tour, which kicks off in Dublin on June 8 and wraps up in Liverpool on June 30. Tickets go on sale this Friday (February 1) at 9am.
The band begin a second US leg of their ‘Quadrophenia And More’ tour in Anaheim, California later today (January 28). Directed by Roger Daltrey, the show features a full performance of their 1973 double album ‘Quadrophenia’ accompanied by “powerful imagery projected on an array of massive screens”. According to the band’s press release, this imagery is “designed to support, complement and propel the musical content of the work by setting it in the context of the history of the band”.
During their UK dates, founding members Daltrey and Pete Townshend 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).
Released in 1973, ‘Quadrophenia’ was The Who‘s sixth studio album and second “rock opera” after 1969’s ‘Tommy’. ‘Quadrophenia’ was later made into a 1979 film starring Sting, Phil Davis and Toyah Willcox.
The Who will play:
Dublin The O2 (June 8)
Belfast Odyssey (10)
Glasgow SECC (12)
London The O2 (15)
Sheffield Motorpoint Arena (18)
Newcastle Metro Arena (20)
Manchester Arena (23)
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (25)
Birmingham LG Arena (28)
Liverpool Echo Arena (30)