Following in the footsteps of Macca – who was everywhere in the summer – and The Stones who played a series of dates at the end of last year The Who have announced a run of dates. The twist is that in keeping with the ongoing trend for playing classic albums the band is going to run through their 1973 opus Quadrophonia.
Pete Townshend is obviously very keen on that album. He recently made a fascinating documentary for the BBC about the album and it became the 1979 film which inspired the first mod revival.
Personally I’d like to see them blast through Sell Out, but there’s no denying that Quadrophenia his held in a very high place by both the band its fans.
The tour dates are below. Tickets go on sale on February 1st from here.
According to Digital Spy
The ‘Quadrophenia Tour’ has been personally directed by frontman Roger Daltrey and focuses on the original rock opera album, replacing the narrative used in previous stage versions with imagery projected on screens.
June 8 Dublin The O2
June 10 Belfast Odyssey
June 12 Glasgow SECC
June 15 London The O2
June 18 Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
June 20 Newcastle Metro Arena
June 23 Manchester Arena
June 25 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
June 28 Birmingham LG Arena
June 30 Liverpool Echo Arena