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, one of rock’s legendary and defining bands, have announced VINTAGE TROUBLE as the support act for the first leg of their major North American arena tour running from November 1 to December 9, where they’ll perform all of their iconic 1973 double album QUADROPHENIA, along with a selection of WHO classics. The critically acclaimed QUADROPHENIA marked the British band’s second rock opera (after Tommy), raised the bar for rock albums as an art form and hit #2 on the U.S. Billboard album chart.

Four guys with a passion for music and a ton of soul, Los Angeles newcomers Vintage Trouble have won over entire continents, bringing an unforgettable fervor to the stage and capturing the hearts of thousands with memorable rock, soul, and blues infused performances. In between touring the world with Bon Jovi, Lenny Kravitz, Brian May of Queen and The Cranberries, Vintage Trouble has headlined smaller venues creating a raucous energy that captivates the audience and turns clubs and pubs into wild late night parties. The band’s undeniable power was captured on an unforgettable TV performance on “Later…with Jools Holland.” Vintage Trouble’s incendiary television debut became one of the most talked about performances of the year, blowing up on Twitter as the 6th most tweeted topic worldwide and saw the band’s self-released debut The Bomb Shelter Sessions immediately chart on several Amazon & iTunes charts, plus debuting in the UK Top 40. Vintage Trouble also won the 2011 Classic Rock Award for “Best New Band.”

The New York Daily News raves “like late-period Humble Pie, Vintage Trouble toughens soul with rock’s muscle,” both HMV and Music Weekly call Vintage Trouble the “Breakout Artist of the Year” and Paste Magazine hails the band’s lead singer as one of the “5 Best New Voices in Music.”

In other WHO news, PETE TOWNSHEND will release his long-awaited autobiography “Who I Am” October 1 via Harper Collins. The legendary guitarist/singer/songwriter is expected to make numerous U.S. press appearances (details TBA). Also, on October 31, VH1 will air the new documentary film “ Quadrophenia—Can You See The Real Me” which recently debuted in cinemas nationwide.

Founding members ROGER DALTREY and PETE TOWNSHEND will be joined on tour 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).

The AEG-promoted 37-date tour, the band’s first North American tour in four years, kicks off November 1 in Sunrise, FL with an initial six-week run. will return in late January with more dates commencing January 28 in Anaheim, CA. Tickets for the tour are available at www.aeglive.com

DATE CITY VENUE
Tue 11/1 Sunrise, FL BB&T Center
Sat 11/3 Orlando, FL Amway Center
Mon 11/5 Duluth, GA The Arena at Gwinnett Center
Thu 11/8 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center
Fri 11/9 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
Sun 11/11 Pittsburgh, PA CONSOL Energy Center
Tue 11/13 Washington, DC Verizon Center
Wed 11/14 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Fri 11/16 Boston, MA TD Garden
Tue 11/20 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Wed 11/21 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
Fri 11/23 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Sat 11/24 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
Tue 11/27 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Thu 11/29 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
Fri 11/30 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
Sun 12/2 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Wed 12/5 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Thu 12/6 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Sat 12/8 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Sun 12/9 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena

Leg #2 (2013):
Mon 1/28 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
Wed 1/30 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
Fri 2/1 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
Sat 2/2 Reno, NV Reno Events Center
Tue 2/5 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
Wed 2/6 Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena
Fri 2/8 Las Vegas, NV The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tue 2/12 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Thu 2/14 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
Sat 2/16 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Arena
Sun 2/17 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
Tue 2/19 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum
Thu 2/21 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
Fri 2/22 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
Sun 2/24 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
Tue 2/26 Providence, RI Dunkin’ Donuts Center

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