The Who bringing 'Quadrophenia' tour to Amway Center in Orlando
These days, it seems no one can resist the lure of playing a classic album in its entirety, front to back. Not even one of the greatest rock bands of all time.
The Who's Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend announced Wednesday that they're embarking on a 36-date North American tour, during which they'll play their 1973 rock opera Quadrophenia in its entirety, along with some of their other huge hits.
After kicking off in Sunrise on Nov. 1, the tour will hit Orlando's Amway Center on Nov. 3. Ticket prices haven't been announced, but they're set to go onsale to the public on July 27.
Though not overloaded with hits, Quadrophenia was an influential and acclaimed concept album, and it's one The Who are very fond of -- they also performed Quadrophenia in its entirety during a reunion tour in 1996 and 1997, which included a stop at the Ice Palace in Tampa. A Criterion edition of the accompanying film will be out on DVD and Blu-ray on Aug. 28.
To get you excited, a documentary about the album, The Who: Quadrophenia - Can You See the Real Me? will screen in theaters nationwide for one night only at 8 p.m. July 24. A handful of local theaters will screen the flick, including the AMC Regency 20 in Brandon, the AMC Woodland Square 20 in Oldsmar, the Park Place Stadium 16 in Pinellas Park, and the Citrus Park Mall Stadium 20 and Hyde Park CineBistro in Tampa. Click here for a full list of theaters.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*