The Who, one of rock's legendary and defining bands, have announced a major North American arena tour to include a performance at Joe Louis Arena tonight, November 24 at 7:30 p.m. where they'll perform their iconic 1973 double album Quadrophenia in its entirety, along with a selection of Who classics.
Tickets ($39.50, $59.50, $83.50 and $129.50) can be purchased at OlympiaEntertainment.com, The Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge) at all Ticketmaster locations and Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000. For additional information, call (313) 471-6611.
The critically acclaimed Quadrophenia marked the British band's second rock opera (after Tommy), raised the bar for rock albums as an art form and hit #2 on the U.S. Billboard album chart. Founding members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will be joined by Zak Starkey (drums), Pino Palladino (bass), Simon Townshend (guitar/backing vocals), Chris Stainton (keyboards), Loren Gold (keyboards/backing vocals) and Frank Simes (musical director, keyboards/backing vocals).
In addition, subscribed members of The Who's official fan club will be given priority access to purchase tickets for the upcoming "Quadrophenia" tour. The offer begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 20 and expires Sunday, July 22 at 10 p.m. All current members of the official The Who Fan Club, as well as any new members who join, will be given an exclusive member's only code that will activate the offer. Membership is available at fanclub.TheWho.com.
The upcoming Who tour will offer a number of exclusive VIP experiences and packages. These offers may include a number of exciting perks: great seats, a special invitation to The Who's VIP preshow sound check, limited edition autographed memorabilia, preshow parties (including complimentary food & beverage), VIP preferred parking, exclusive VIP merchandise and more.
The AEG-promoted 36-date tour, the band's first North American tour in four years, kicked off November 1 in Sunrise, Fla., with an initial six-week run. THE WHO will return in late January with more dates commencing January 28 in Anaheim, Calif. Tickets for the tour will be available at www.aeglive.com.
The Who is an English rock band formed in 1964. Quadrophenia marked the band's sixth album. 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. IGN placed Quadrophenia at No. 1 on its list of the greatest classic rock albums of all time and "Q" magazine placed Quadrophenia on its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever, It features such classic WHO songs as "The Real Me," "5:15" and "Love Reign o'er Me."
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