The Who im Juni und Juli auf Tour durch Europa.

31. Januar 2013 0
The Who im Juni und Juli auf Tour durch Europa.

Wie The Who auf ihrer offiziellen Homepage bestätigen wird die Band im Juni und Juli 12 Konzerte in Europa geben. UK ist mit stolzen zehn Gigs vertreten. Dazu gesellen sich jeweils noch ein Termin in Frankreich (Paris) und den Niederlanden (Amsterdam). Deutschland geht bisher leider leer aus. Für die anstehende Tour haben sich The Who etwas ganz besonderes ausgedacht. Denn die Band wird bei ihren Konzerten das Doppelalum „Quadrophenia“ aus dem Jahr 1973 zum Besten geben. Tickets können hier bestellt werden.

Offizielle Meldung

THE WHO have announced a 12 date arena tour of the UK and Europe. They will perform their iconic 1973 double album QUADROPHENIA in its entirety, along with a selection of WHO classics. The UK tour follows hot off the heels of their hugely successful North American, tour, praised by press and fans alike as probably the definitive interpretation of Quadrophenia and a rock ‘n’ roll lover’s dream come true” (, Boston). “QUADROPHENIA is their (The Who’s) boldest and most fully realized albums,” writes Rolling Stone, “but it’s never quite gotten the live show it deserves – until now”.

QUADROPHENIA was The Who’s second rock opera (after Tommy), raising the bar for rock albums as an art form. It hit #2 on the UK album chart and massively influenced the future of UK style, fashion and culture – from Paul Weller to Bradley Wiggins, from Paul Smith to Noel Gallagher.  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 original band members. IGN placed QUADROPHENIA at No. 1 on its list of the greatest classic rock albums of all time and Q magazine placed it on its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever. QUADROPHENIA features such classic WHO songs as “The Real Me,” “5:15” and “Love Reign o’er Me.”

The movie of QUADROPHENIA (1979) has become a cult classic, starring a young Sting, Phil Daniels, Ray Winstone, Trevor Laird and Lesley Ash. John Lydon (Rotten) was screen tested for a part, but the idea was dropped when insurance became an issue! QUADROPHENIA became one of the key influential, independent British movies, alongside other gritty real life films (known as ‘angry young man films’), like “Scum”, “The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner” and “Look Back In Anger”.

This new concert version of QUADROPHENIA, personally directed by Roger Daltrey, focuses on the original album and replaces the narrative used in previous stage versions with powerful imagery projected on an array of massive screens, designed to support, complement and propel the musical content of the work by setting it in the context of the history of the band. This is achieved to startling effect. Quadrophenia and its coming-of-age story unfolded in songs that blended nuance and noise, a spectacle grand and gritty,” writes the Orlando Sentinel.

The Who’s 12-date  tour in the UK (including Belfast) and in Dublin, Paris and Amsterdam features founding members ROGER DALTREY and PETE TOWNSHEND, who 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).


Termine im Überblick

08.06.2013 Dublin – The O2

10.06.2013 Belfast – Odyssey

12.06.2013 Glasgow – SECC

15.06.2013 London – The O2

18.06.2013 Sheffield – Motorpoint Arena

20.06.2013 Newcastle – Metro Arena

23.06.2013 Manchester -Arena

25.06.2013 Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena

28.06.2013 Birmingham – LG Arena

30.06.2013 Liverpool – Echo Arena

03.07.2013 Paris – Bercy

05.07.2013 Amsterdam – Ziggo Dome

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