The Who to celebrate Quadrophenia on tour

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The Who have revealed plans for an expansive tour celebrating their iconic album, Quadrophenia. The legendary classic rockers will play the album in its entirety along with a set of greatest hits on the tour that will make several stops in New England. The band will hit Boston’s TD Garden on Friday, November 16. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $37 to $127, will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.

Released in 1973, the double album Quadrophenia marked the British band’s second rock opera (after 1969’s Tommy). The band’s sixth studio effort reached #2 on the Billboard 200 and features hit singles “5.15”, “Love, Reign o’er Me” and “The Real Me”. Following the band’s performance of Quadrophenia, they will return for a set featuring greatest hits and classic fan favorites.

Original members Roger Daltrey (lead vocals) and Peter Townshend (lead guitar, backing vocals) 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).

“I really love playing all of it,” said Townshend of Quadrophenia in a press release. “It’s a unique piece for me in that. Some Who music is nightmarish to perform live. Roger has some very tough songs to sing, and he must have preferences. But for me on guitar everything falls under the fingers. It flows naturally, and I always feel proud of my achievement as the writer, that I put it all together and gave the band a third wind.”

The Who will close out the first leg of the upcoming tour in Connecticut with a show scheduled for the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville on Saturday, December 9.

Following a break over the holidays, The Who will return to the United States for a second leg of the tour. The band will close out the tour with two dates in New England. They’ll hit New Hampshire for a show at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Sunday, February 25 and Rhode Island for a show at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence on Tuesday, February 26.

The Providence concert will mark the band’s first in the city their infamous 1979 show was canceled by then-Mayor Buddy Cianci, who cited safety concerns after a stampede before a show in Cincinnati, Ohio, killed 11 people. The venue has announced that fans who may still be holding on to tickets for the show can exchange them for a pair to the upcoming show.

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