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, one of rock’s legendary and defining bands, kicked off their “Quadrophenia And More” tour last week in Sunrise, Florida, unveiling a dynamic new stage set and  fast-paced video footage to accompany their iconic 1973 double album QUADROPHENIA which is being performed in its entirety along with a selection of WHO classics.

are performing on a sleek, stripped-down stage with 10 musicians on board, a sophisticated lighting rig and multiple screens that provide footage of world events from World War II to the present day, concentrating on popular culture and  the history of the band, including live footage from throughout their storied career.  The visuals tie in closely to the QUADROPHENIA album and movie, particularly the themes of disillusionment, teen angst and rebellion, plus social issues—both from the ’60s and now—as well as the beach and ocean that are pivotal in QUADROPHENIA.  The Broward-Palm Beach New Times (11/1/12) described the visuals as “denoting the new millennium, complete with visual references to Columbine, 9-11 and the Iraqi invasion.”  The review of the opening night’s show goes on to say, “Townshend treated the audience to several of his patented windmill gestures, while Daltrey occasionally lassoed his mic in his rock god ways of old…by the time the ‘Quadrophenia’ portion of the program wound its way to a conclusion, today’s Who were in full throttle…when they concluded with the stirring ‘Love Reign O’er Me,’ any doubts about whether the band was up to their task at hand quickly dissipated.”

Meanwhile, the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel (11/2) said the first show was “a well-executed resurrection of ’s 1973 rock opera ‘Quadrophenia’…Daltrey and Townshend stripped the years away and reminded fans why, on the cusp of the album’s 40th anniversary, ‘Quadrophenia’ deserved to be dusted off and taken back out on the road…the show offered a near-perfect balance of spectacle and artistry.”

This past weekend, the tour went on to Orlando, FL, where the Orlando Sentinel (11/3) said “…frontman Roger Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend–tackled the ambitious 1973 concept album ‘Quadrophenia’ with impressive gusto…Daltrey’s voice soared on the signature ‘Love Reign O’er Me’ and Townshend added slashing guitar…”

On the “Quadrophenia And More” tour the band–including founding members ROGER DALTREY and PETE TOWNSHEND–are being joined on tour by Zak Starkey (drums), Pino Palladino (bass), Simon Townshend (guitar/backing vocals), John Corey (keyboards/backing vocals), Frank Simes (musical director, keyboards/backing vocals) and Loren Gold (keyboards). They’ll embark on a second leg January 28, 2013 in Anaheim, CA.

The AEG Live-promoted 37-date tour, the band’s first North American tour in four years, kicked off November 1 in Sunrise, FL with an initial six-week run. Tickets for the tour are available at

Thu11/8Greenville, SCBi-Lo Center
Fri11/9Greensboro, NCGreensboro Coliseum
Sun11/11Pittsburgh, PACONSOL Energy Arena
Tue11/13Washington, DCVerizon Center
Wed11/14Brooklyn, NYBarclays Center
Fri11/16Boston, MATD Garden
Tue11/20Montreal, QCBell Centre
Wed11/21Ottawa, ONScotiabank Place
Fri11/23Toronto, ONAir Canada Centre
Sat11/24Detroit, MIJoe Louis Arena
Tue11/27Minneapolis, MNTarget Center
Thu11/29Chicago, ILAllstate Arena
Fri11/30Chicago, ILAllstate Arena
Sun12/2Nashville, TNBridgestone Arena
Wed12/5New York, NYMadison Square Garden
Thu12/6Newark, NJPrudential Center
Sat12/8Philadelphia, PAWells Fargo Center
Sun12/9Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun Arena
Leg #2:
Mon1/28Anaheim, CAHonda Center
Wed1/30Los Angeles, CASTAPLES Center
Fri2/1Oakland, CAOracle Arena
Sat2/2Reno, NVReno Events Center
Tue2/5San Diego, CAValley View Casino Center
Wed2/6Glendale, Arena
Fri2/8Las Vegas, NVThe Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tue2/12Denver, COPepsi Center
Thu2/14Tulsa, OKBOK Center
Sat2/16Louisville, KYKFC Yum! Arena
Sun2/17Columbus, OHSchottenstein Center
Tue2/19Hamilton, ONCopps Coliseum
Thu2/21Uniondale, NYNassau Coliseum
Fri2/22Atlantic City, NJBoardwalk Hall
Sun2/24Manchester, HHVerizon Wireless Arena
Tue2/26Providence, RIDunkin’ Donuts Center

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