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January 30, 2013

The Who’s UK Tour Eagerly Anticipated

Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, Honda Center, Anaheim, CA, Jan 28

Courtesy of Mora Photography


Keen anticipation for the Who’s UK tour of ‘Quadrophenia and More’ which was announced yesterday, is growing, with tickets being snapped up by fans in the current Pre-sale. This is not surprising, since the band’s curent tour of North America has received rave reviews, confirming that The Who are on top form and have created visuals and staging to deliver what is probably the definitive arena version of Quadrophenia.


“Whether you are a mod, a rocker or even a mocker, The Who’s “Quadrophenia And More” concert Friday night at the TD Garden was a rock ‘n’ roll lover’s dream come true,” writes the Boston-based telegram.com. “…The video monitors flickered black and white snapshots, old newsreels and vintage film clips from the World War II and post-World War II era, which made the past and present, as well as The Who then and now, magically share the same space, collide, and become one.”


“Some fans surely groaned when they learned the Who were trying it (Quadrophenia) yet again on their 2012 tour,” writes Rolling Stone,  “but after nearly 40 years, the band finally got it right.”  


The tour announcement was reported last night on UK BBC TV News, featuring part of an interview with Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend by reporter David Willis.



To watch the news report, click on the image above or HERE.   NB Fast forward and watch from about the 25 minute mark.


The Who will be playing 10 shows in the UK and Ireland, plus shows in Paris and Amsterdam, in June and early July.


To read a full report about the tour and to book tickets, go HERE. Pre-sale tickets are still available for fan club members. The general sale starts on Friday.





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16 Responses to The Who’s UK Tour Eagerly Anticipated

peter stiekema says: February 3, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Being a Dutch Who-fan since september 1965 (I saw their first gig on Dutch tv at the time) I’m happy to say that I have tickets for Dublin and Amsterdam. It may be the last tour ever, but I do’nt hope so.

Calders says: February 1, 2013 at 9:41 am

Got my VIP for Newcastle. And a ticket for Sheffield. Cannot wait!!!

Bradley Gustafson says: February 2, 2013 at 3:23 am

I was the Chef for Roger at a venue here in Minnesota back in the mid ’90s. Not a very complicated rider. Spinach and rice if I remember correctly. Some man was walking between trailors with a huge top hat on which I found ammusing. Simon did Pete’s part as he was not along but that’s all good. John played his part very discrimanately which is always fun to witness.

You two men that carry on are inspiring. You just keep going. I wish for you to know that you really have touched so many lives. Your word is undeniable. The sea refuses no river!!

Ian says: January 31, 2013 at 10:18 pm

Watched the concert at the Staples Center in L.A. last night…ears still buzzin with Who songs…awesome, awesome concert.

Would love to know if RD spotted an Arsenal shirt last night(stage left) lol


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