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Tickets Are Red Hot For The Who’s North American Tour
Described by guitarist Pete Townshend as ‘the best music he’s ever written,’ The Who’s seminal 1973 double album, Quadrophenia, will be relived in all its glory when the British rock legends embark on their first North American tourin four years in November.
In the midst of a revival thanks to its 2011 deluxe edition, the cinematic outing of documentary, Quadrophenia: Can You See The Real Me and the Blu-ray release of the 1979 cult film loosely inspired by it, the band’s second rock opera will get its first full outing since 1997 at Sunrise’s BB&T Center on November 1st, the first of 36 shows which are also set to contain a selection of The Who’s greatest hits alongside a few surprises. Currently prices for The Who tickets are averaging $306 per show, while the get-in price is averaging a much more reasonable $78.
A number two hit in both the UK and US, and a regular on the Great British Albums of All Time polls, the group’s sixth studio album tells the ambitious tale of a teenage mod with four distinctive personalities growing up in London and Brighton during the mid-60s.
Alongside the singles “The Real Me” and “5.15,” tribute to Indian mystic Meher Baba (“Drowned”) and fan favourite “Sea and Sand,” the 17-track record also contains four separate themes dedicated to each member of the original line-up, from ‘tough guy’ Roger Daltrey, to ‘romantic’ John Entwistle to ‘beggar & hypocrite’ Pete Townshend to ‘bloody lunatic’ Keith Moon.
Fresh from their triumphant performance at the London 2012 Olympic Games closing ceremony, the two remaining surviving members will be joined by Pete’s guitarist brother Simon, bassist Pino Palladino and Ringo Starr’s drummer son Zak Starkey in addition to keyboardists Chris Stainton, Loren Gold and Frank Simes for all shows.
Daltrey has already quashed rumours that Tupac-style hologram technology will be used to bring Entwistle and Moon back to life. However, those attending the first leg of the tour which finishes at Uncasville’s Mohegan Sun Arena on December 9th, will get to experience the critically-acclaimed soul-rock of support act Los Angeles quartet Vintage Trouble, whose lead singer Ty Taylor was recently hailed as one of the ‘five best new voices of music.’
Fans wishing to see Daltrey tackle the record he once described as ‘the singer’s Mount Everest’ can still get their hands on tickets for all 36 dates, with both the Nov 16 show at Boston’s TD Garden and the Feb 12 gig at Denver’s Pepsi Center currently home to the lowest priced seats at under $35.
There is limited availability at the Feb 8 concert at Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel and the Nov 21 performance at Ottawa’s Scotiabank Place. However, while some fans should expect to pay an average of $413 for the band’s final show at Providence’s Dunkin’ Donuts Center on Feb 26, ten lucky people will get in for the measly sum of just $12.50 after the band recently confirmed that those who bought and kept their tickets from their cancelled 1979 show at the venue can trade in their 33-year-old stubs to finally witness their musical idols.
If you want to be there in person, click here to get your tickets for The Who’s upcoming North America tour.