MUSIC NEWS - This week, The Who held a virtual press conference to announce that they will be back on the road for a special North American arena tour this fall. "We've been trying to find something we can do together, Roger and I," 67-year-old Townshend said, seated beside Daltrey in London.
"Quadrophenia was something that we both felt we could get together on and
look at again. The last time we did it (on tour) was in 1997. We've been anxious
to work together before we drop dead."
On this run, the legendary rockers will play their classic 1973 double album Quadrophenia in full, along with a selection of fan favorites.
The initial 36-date series, the band's first North American tour in four years, starts up on November 1 in Sunrise, FL with a six-week run ending in Connecticut on December 9. After a holiday break, The Who will return to the states in late January with additional dates beginning on January 28 in Anaheim, CA concluding at the end of February in Rhode Island.
Founding members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend 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).
And if you still posses a ticket for their cancelled 1979 gig in Providence, Rhode Island you can still use it for the band's show in the city in 2013. The band was due to perform in the city back in December 1979, but authorities prevented the gig from going ahead as 11 fans had been trampled to death at a previous concert in Ohio. Local radio personality John DePetro of RI radio station, Newstalk 63 WPRO / 99.7 FM said "If someone does have tickets from ’79, I think we would honor them." He'll arrange to swap 1979 tix for a new ticket, which will allow the holder entry into The Who's February 26, 2013 show at the Dunkin' Donuts Centre. So give him a call !