The Who announced that they’ll bring “Quadrophenia” to the road this fall for a 36-date tour, including a stop at Gwinnett Center Arena at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5, the third date of the tour.
In a video press conference from London today, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend confirmed their plans.
“It’s been four years since we’ve been out and we tried to find something we could do together,” Townshend said. “’Quadrophenia’ was something we both felt we could get together on and look at again. We’ve been anxious to work together before we drop dead.”
The band last performed the classic 1973 rock opera in its entirety on tour in 1996-1997.
The lineup for the tour – along with Daltrey and Townshend – includes Zak Starkey (drums), Pino Palladino (bass), Simon Townshend (guitar) and Chris Stainton, Loren Gold and Frank Simes (keyboards).
Tickets for the tour go on sale via The Who fan club at 10 a.m. July 20 and to the public at 10 a.m. July 27 through all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets are $59.50-$129.50.
During the press conference, Townshend also alluded to the book he’s writing about his life, due this year.
Additionally, for you Who fanatics, a documentary about the making of “Quadrophenia” called “The Who: Quadrophenia – Can You See the Real Me? The Story Behind the Album,” will have a one-night screening in movie theaters across the U.S. at 8 p.m. July 24.
Local theaters showing the film are North Point 8, AMC Discover Mills and Tinseltown USA. Visit www.fathomevents.com to purchase tickets.
Here’s a complete list of tour dates:
Tue 11/1 Sunrise, FL BankAtlantic Center
Sat 11/3 Orlando, FL Amway Center
Thu 11/8 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center
Fri 11/9 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
Sun 11/11 Pittsburgh, PA CONSOL Energy Arena
Tue 11/13 Washington, DC Verizon Center
Wed 11/14 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Fri 11/16 Boston, MA TD Garden
Tue 11/20 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Wed 11/21 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
Fri 11/23 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Sat 11/24 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
Tue 11/27 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Thu 11/29 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
Sun 12/2 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Wed 12/5 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Thu 12/6 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Sat 12/8 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Sun 12/9 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
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
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, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
Tue 2/26 Providence, RI Dunkin’ Donuts Center