Gigs & Festivals

The Who to tour Quadrophenia

By | Published on Tuesday 29 January 2013

The Who

The Who will mark it being 30 years since ‘Quadrophenia’ was first released by playing a number of special shows this summer. Not only will Daltrey, Townshend and co reprise the 1973 LP in its entirety, they’ll also add lots of archive classics to the end of the set.

Pete Townshend, who claims he has no idea what those archive classics are going to be, says: “Roger and I now stand almost alone together, representing not only the original band, but also its mod audience, and of course all our other early fans. We are connected by it, in what is the most clear cut prayer for redemption, and it feels like an acknowledgment that rock music has managed to deal with the highest emotional challenge: spiritual desperation”.

Ah, that’s nice. And now, the dates:

8 Jun: Dublin, O2 Arena
10 Jun: Belfast, Odyssey
12 Jun: Glasgow, SECC
15 Jun: London, O2 Arena
18 Jun: Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena
20 Jun: Newcastle, Metro Arena
23 Jun: Manchester Arena
25 Jun: Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
28 Jun: Birmingham, LG Arena
30 Jun: Liverpool Echo Arena