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One of rock’s most powerful and legendary bands, will be celebrated when : Quadrophenia-Can You See The Real Me? airs Friday, January 4 at 10:00 PM (ET/PT) on BBC America.  Originally screened earlier this year as a one-night in-theater event, the documentary takes fans on a riveting ride back to the 1970s when ’s creative musical genius was taking the world’s music stage by storm.  The Who: Quadrophenia-Can You See the Real Me gives fans an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look into one of rock’s most influential bands and the creation of their celebrated album, Quadrophenia originally released in October 1973.

THE WHO kicked off their critically acclaimed Quadrophenia And More Tour, in early November. The trek features THE WHO performing their iconic 1973 double album Quadrophenia in its entirety, along with a selection of WHO classics. Founding members ROGER DALTREY and PETE TOWNSHEND are being joined by Zak Starkey (drums), Pino Palladino (bass), Simon Townshend (guitar/backing vocals), John Corey (keyboards), Loren Gold (keyboards/backing vocals) Reggie Grisham (horns), JG Miller (horns) and Frank Simes (musical director, keyboards/backing vocals) for the tour.

The 2012-2013 AEG Live-promoted Quadrophenia And More Tour features THE WHO 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.  Tickets for the tour will be available at www.aeglive.com

The Quadrophenia And More Tour continues to garner an array of critical accolades saluting the dynamism of THE WHO:

“The Who Stage ‘Quadrophenia’ at Triumphant Brooklyn Concert…The Who’s 1973 rock opera, Quadrophenia, is one of their boldest and most fully realized albums, but it’s never quite gotten the live show it deserves–until now…they packed the encore section with their biggest hits. ‘Baba O’Riley,’ ‘Who Are You,’ ‘Behind Blue Eyes’ and ‘Pinball Wizard’ have been played live roughly 50,000 times, but few songs in rock history work better in an arena setting…everyone was on their feet and screaming along to every word.”

–Andy Greene, ROLLING STONE.COM, 11-15-12

“…Daltrey was spot on, whether on ‘Helpless Dancer’ or screaming the dramatic conclusion of ‘Love, Reign o’er Me’…[Townshend] moves well, whirling and stomping…A masterful technician, Townshend can play melodic, bluesy lines, fat licks worthy of a Woodstock flashback…but it is his sense of rhythm and space that defines the Who’s sound, the driving chords that open Quadrophenia on ‘The Real Me.’”

–Geoff Edgers, BOSTON GLOBE, 11-19-12

The Who is an English rock band formed in 1964. Quadrophenia marked the band’s sixth album. The album’s title is a variation on the popular usage of the medical diagnostic term schizophrenia and exemplifies the four varying personalities of the band members who created the album. IGN placed Quadrophenia at No. 1 on its list of the greatest classic rock albums of all time and Q magazine placed Quadrophenia on its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever. It features such classic WHO songs as “The Real Me,” “5:15” and “Love Reign o’er Me.”

THE WHO’S 2013 tour dates are as follows:

DATE                     CITY                               VENUE

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
Sun     2/10             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, HH                  Verizon Wireless Arena
Tue     2/26             Providence, RI                   Dunkin’ Donuts Center

 

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