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November 2, 2012

The Who kick off 'Quadrophenia and More' tour

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The Who kicked off their ‘Quadrophenia and More’ tour at a packed out BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida last night in true Who style.


They gave a stunning performance of Quadrophenia, with some great musical moments, including blistering guitar solos by Pete Townshend, and visuals and staging directed by Roger Daltrey.  The central idea behind Roger’s concept was to go back to its original idea. Jimmy, the central character’ was a character with four personalities, each loosely based on the four original band members of The Who – Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend (the surviving members) and Keith Moon and John Entwistle (sadly departed).


The visuals reflected the history of the band and the context of that history. It was as if the Roger and Pete of now are looking back, with the audience, at The Who of yesteryear.


At two key points, famous performances by John Entwistle and Keith Moon were worked into the visuals, to the delight of the audience.


The audience were less delighted, however, when Pete Townshend walked offstage towards the end of the second half of the performance and didn’t come back.  This was due to sound problems, which rendered the volume levels too high, but which will be sorted out for the next shows.


(It wouldn’t be a Who tour if there wasn’t some drama. And hats off to support act Vintage Trouble. What a warm up set. Don’t miss them! – Ed. the who.com)


The tour hits Orlando, Florida on Saturday, November 3rd. To buy tickets for this and/or other gigs on the tour, click  HERE. 


For pics from the Sunrise show and to post your own pics and comments, if you were there, click HERE.









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23 Responses to The Who kick off 'Quadrophenia and More' tour

Guillermo says: November 4, 2012 at 4:22 pm

I Came all the way from México to see Quadrophenia.
Pete Townsend is a genius so is Roger.
You can be whoever You want or be the genius You want but You cannot just walk out of a show just because your guitar isn’t tunned, c’mon, people paid a lot of money to see the show.
Pete should have shown some respect towards the audience and be greateful that at this point people still want to listen to his music and attend his shows…
Great concert and Thanks to the rest of the band. Thank God their instruments were tunned…

James O'neal says: November 4, 2012 at 9:01 am

Sad to hear about what happened with Pete. But hey, the man’s 67 years old and he needs to take care of whatever hearing he’s got left. I’m sure if he could’ve sat through the whole set he would have. Hopefully the all of the problems have been sorted out since I have tickets for the Nov. 5th show. CAN’T WAIT!!!!

Susan says: November 4, 2012 at 4:54 am

Can’t wait for Monday where we will be taking our 17 year old for his first live WHO experience. He was raised n the music and will live to teach it to generations to come. IMPRESS US AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!

Robert Wexler says: November 4, 2012 at 1:51 am

Love you guys and always will. Have seen you a few times including in Philadelphia with Santana, The Clash, etc. in the late 80’s/early 90s.

Javier Gonzalez says: November 3, 2012 at 4:17 pm

I was at the show sitting @ section 134. Yeah, it was a bit of a bummer that we left home without a dose of some “Won’t get fooled again”, but it was still an exceptional show. Truly truly memorable. I last saw the The Who in ’89 and I’ve been a fan for 30 years. I hope I get to see them again.

Mike says: November 4, 2012 at 8:05 pm

I did see THE WHO, the 1st night in Sunrise/Ft Lauderdale. As a die hard WHO fan, about all i can say about the show was 13 out of 14 times seeing them is nothing to complain about… And the one time I walked away saying the show was nothing to write home about was the other night. Pete should have taken his brothers spot and stayed on the stage. Had row 10, and watched as he walked off, was not thrilled about this, but like i said 13 out or 14 is alot better than 0 for 3 with Aerosmith…
But I expect better from THE WHO, as they were the best live band that will ever live…
Come back Pete, to Ft Lauderdale, tickets half price than what they were, and I will be there. Pompano Beach Amphitheatre is a great spot…
To be honest, I am just glad to see them, poor show or not…


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