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July 10, 2013

Quadrophenia Tour closes with Press and Fans in One Mind?

 

The Who brought their UK/European tour of Quadrophenia and More to a close on July 8th with a stunning performance of Quadrophenia (“It’s not nostalgia,” as Pete Townshend said so ironically on stage, “it’s pre-history.”) and Who favourites, including “Who Are You”, “You Better You Bet”, “Pinball Wizard”, “Baba O’Riley”, “Won’t Get Fooled Again” and, finally, their perennial kiss good night “Tea & Theatre”. As the ecstatic fans left the show at the end, Love reigned over Wembley. 

 

The concert was in aid of Refuge and Double O Charities.

 

 

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Reviews:

 

“A unique production, the likes of which we are unlikely to see again.” -  Gigwise

 

“Un trionfo l’opera rock dello storico gruppo in concerto alla Wembley Arena davanti a 25 mila persone per la conclusione del loro tour mondiale.” – Republica

 

For more photos from the tour plus fan reviews, click HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

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45 Responses to Quadrophenia Tour closes with Press and Fans in One Mind?

Robert Lester says: July 11, 2013 at 4:16 pm

Absolutely fantastic gig at Wembley Arena. First time I’ve ever seen you live and Quadrophenia is by far my favourite album. Such an evocative and passionate performance.
Would like to have seen more Mods as it was the final Quadrophenia show, but nevertheless I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.

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Willem Molenaar says: July 11, 2013 at 10:54 am

Last night I saw THE WHO at the Amsterdam Ziggo Dome. Support act VINTAGE TROUBLE were superb and made many new fans.Then it was time for QUADROPHENIA. It seemed Pete needed some time to really get into it (There were some minor technical problems too.), but after a while he took control and started to address the crowd frequently, creating an intimate atmosphere in this large arena.The Who got better with each song and the last three songs (‘Dr. Jimmy’, ‘The Rock’ and ‘Love reign o’er me’) left the audience in awe.They went on to amaze the crowd with the encore. Townshend referred to the last time they played Amsterdam (Oude Rai, 1972), a long time ago. I was there and I could never have imagined then I would see The Who more than 40 years later, playing a superb concert on a magical night, with my 16 year old son next to me, shouting and screaming in total admiration. Thanks boys!

Some quotes from Dutch newspapers/sites:

- “spectacular rendition of controversial rock opera”and “One would almost like to beg The Who to carry on” (De Volkskrant)
- “The Who defy time in passionate show” (De Stentor)
- “ Glorious rock show by The Who” (nu.nl)
- “The Who have lost none of their strength…” (maxazine.nl)

Willem MolenaarThe Netherlands

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Mike Lester says: July 11, 2013 at 10:19 am

On this current Quadrophenia tour, I saw the band in Las Vegas, The O2, Paris & finally Wembley Arena.
I believe this final show (@ Wembley) was the best!
Now here’s to a 50th anniversary tour next year?

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Susan M. says: July 11, 2013 at 9:48 am

Hi Pete & Rog,

July 5 was the best night of my life! I was in the 5th row but quite far from both of you. I was on the far left of the stage(where I could clearly see Pino & Simon). Got quite a stiff neck looking to the right (will get tickets in the middle seats next time!) but I surely had one of the best times of my life just watching my idols perform and hear songs that I previously just heard on my CD player. What can I say, the concert as a whole was just fantastic! The songs, the stage & lighting effects, and the band itself. You were all in top form! What made it beyond fantastic was you all seemed happy to be there and you (especially Pete) were enjoying performing the songs for us! Thanks Pete, for telling us all fuckers to stand up..lol..old farts that we are.. I can’t help laughing because in a video clip of a concert in the 70s (YouTube), I watched you shouting at the audience jokingly to sit down! I was glad you are filming the concert in Amsterdam, can’t wait for the DVD release. Thank you, The Who, for this unforgettable night! xxx Susan

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Trudi says: July 11, 2013 at 8:16 am

Would love to see The Who play Quadrophenia in Australia, so come on guys, we haven’t seen you down under for a couple of years, please please come on down!!!

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