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The Who Announce 36-Date 'Quadrophenia' Tour

July 19, 2012 04:28:13 GMT

The Who will bring their rock opera back on the road in a 36-date tour across North America.


The Who Announce 36-Date 'Quadrophenia' Tour
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After a four-year break, The Who have announced they will be back on the road with their rock opera, "Quadrophenia". The band announced the 36-date tour in a press conference on Wednesday, July 18.

"We've been anxious to work together before we drop dead," said Pete Townshend about the upcoming tour. "I don't know how many more years I'll be able to sing this music," added Roger Daltrey. The band will play the entire classic album on their tour.

The lineup for the upcoming tour will consist of Townshend and Daltrey who will be backed by Zak Starkey on drums, Pino Palladino on bass, Simon Townshend on guitar and backing vocals, and Chris Stainton, Loren Gold and Frank Simes on keyboards.

Sunrise, Florida will be the band's first stop when the tour begins on November 1. They will be playing in various venues in North America and will end on February 26 of next year in Providence, Rhode Island. Members of the Who's official fan club get first dibs on tickets when they go on sale at 10 A.M. on Friday, July 20. The rest of the public will be able to purchase tickets on July 27.

They also talked about their involvement in the final ceremony of the Olympic games in London. "We have recorded a piece of music that is a fabulous ending for the Olympics and just shows the great music has come out of this country," said Daltrey. "It wasn't really about the Who being on a TV show. It's about just making great music that is applicable to the end of that event," he added.