Posted in music | tour dates on July 18, 2012

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

The Who

One of the most powerful elements of The Who was the collision of four distinct forces of nature into a single band: Keith Moon's insane drum fills, Entwistle's spiderlike fingers on the bass, Townsend's amazing melodicism and guitar windmills, and Daltrey's uncanny abilities as a frontman. Half of those members have moved to another plane, but we can still look forward to seeing Roger Daltrey and Pete Townsend trot out all of their classic mods-vs-rockers 1973 album, Quadrophenia, as part of a round of US dates that starts in late 2012 and extends into the new year for the LP's 40th anniversary.

The tour includes four NYC area shows: 11/14 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, 12/5 at Madison Square Garden, 12/6 at Prudential Center in Newark, and 2/21 at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island. Tickets for all shows go on fan presale on Friday (7/20) at 10AM, AMEX presale on Monday (7/23) at noon and regular sale on 7/27 at 10AM. All tour dates are below.

You may remember that Roger Daltrey toured all by his lonesome, performing Tommy in its entirety last year.

In perhaps more exciting news, the 1979 film adapation of Quadrophenia is getting a deluxe DVD/Blu-Ray edition from the celuloid-loving folks at Criterion who will release it on August 28. It features a newly-restored digital transfer of the uncut version, plus a new 5.1 surround mix (as well as the original stereo mix) plus a host of other cool bonus stuff which is listed below. The Rhino DVD from 2001 has been out of print for ages. If you've never seen Quadrophenia (and you should, it's great) and don't want to wait for the pristine Criterion edition, you can stream the whole movie below via YouTube, as well as listen to the album.

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The Who - Quadrophenia

Quadrophenia

THE WHO - 2012-2013 TOUR DATES
11/01 - Sunrise, FL @ BankAtlantic Center
11/03 - Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
11/05 - Duluth, GA @ The Arena at Gwinnett Center
11/08 - Greenville, SC @ Bi-Lo Center
11/09 - Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
11/11 - Pittsburgh, PA @ CONSOL Energy Arena
11/13 - Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
11/14 - Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
11/16 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden
11/20 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
11/21 - Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place
11/23 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
11/24 - Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
11/27 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
11/29 - Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
12/02 - Nasvhille, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
12/05 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
12/06 - Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
01/28 - Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
01/30 - Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
02/01 - Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
02/02 - Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center
02/05 - San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
02/06 - Glendale, AZ @ Jobing.com Arena
02/08 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
02/12 - Denvero, CO @ Pepsi Center
02/14 - Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
02/15 - Long Island @ Nassau Coliseum
02/16 - Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Arena
02/17 - Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
02/19 - Hamilton, ON @ Copps Coliseum
02/22 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
02/24 - Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena
02/26 - Providence, RI @ Dunkin' Donuts Cente

Quadrophenia


QUADROPHENIA CRITERION DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

*New, restored digital transfer of the uncut version, supervised by cinematographer Brian Tufano, with the original 2.0 stereo soundtrack as well as an all-new 5.1 surround mix, supervised by the Who and presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition

*New audio commentary featuring director Franc Roddam and Tufano

*New interview with Bill Curbishley, the film's coproducer and the Who's comanager

*New interview with the Who's sound engineer, Bob Pridden, featuring a discussion of the new mix as well as a restoration demonstration

*Segment on the film from a 1979 episode of the BBC series Talking Pictures, featuring interviews and on-set footage

*Segment from a 1964 episode of the French
news program Sept jours du monde, about mods and rockers

*Seize millions de jeunes: "Mods," a 1965 episode of the French youth-culture program, featuring early footage of the Who

*Trailers

*PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Howard Hampton, a 1985 personal history by original mod Irish Jack, and Pete Townshend's liner notes from the 1973 album

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Comments (49)

No. no no no no no no no no.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 3:28 PM

a fantastic piece of art ...

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 3:32 PM

awesome

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 3:34 PM

Will the prices be as cheap day-of as Roger's "Tommy" tour?

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 3:34 PM

all great news

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 3:34 PM

$130 is the most expensive for prudential. So worth it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 3:35 PM

MSG will be special...

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 3:35 PM

Such a great movie, glad to see it'll get the Criterion release it deserves.

Now, get Decline of Western Civ out.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 3:36 PM

all the old fucks who went to Roger Waters are stoked.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 3:36 PM

oh yes

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 3:37 PM

what is with old people and cornball arena rock?

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 3:42 PM

I'll tell ya, 3:42. The Who was a great band. Many of your favorite punk and hardcore bands might not exist if it weren't for The Who. End of story.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 3:45 PM

Can't wait for Billy Joel to make a surprise cameo at MSG for "Helpless Dancer"!

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 3:45 PM

BELL BOYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 3:46 PM

Check out youtube clips of Daltrey singing Tommy. Close your eyes while he sings Pinball Wizard. Picture yourself handing over $150.

No no no no no no no no no no.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 3:47 PM

3:45 yeah they WERE a great band. But why would I go see this horrible show? When they figure out time travel, I will go back to 1972 and see them, but I'm sure as hell not going to MSG for this pathetic old age nostalgia fest.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 3:49 PM

anything that used to be new and is no longer new was never that new to begin with. yes, i'm talking about the who.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 3:52 PM

"Hope I die before I get old"

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 3:55 PM

The Who Vs. Deer Tick?

Ha ha ya ya..

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 3:55 PM

this looks like a really good time

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 4:01 PM

3:49, when put in that perspective, I actually agree with you. Keith and John are gone. Roger sounds like the 70 year old man that he is. It's funny.. I saw them in '89 and paid much less to see a much better show than this probably will be; they were younger, sounded better, had more energy, and John was still alive.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 4:02 PM

^if your 50+ and go out four times a year maybe.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 4:02 PM

Well, it was great in 1973 when Keith and John were alive and Roger had a voice.

Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2012 4:03 PM

3:49 is super, duper psyched for the Hot Chip live shows.

Total nerd.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 4:06 PM

Remember there Superbowl halftime performance? God, that was downright pathetic. I feel sorry for them. These guys don't have enough money? When you buy tickets to this kind of thing your enabling them embarrassing themselves. You people know that right?

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 4:08 PM

"anything that used to be new and is no longer new was never that new to begin with."

Probably the stupidest thing I've ever read.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 4:10 PM

Are these the guys from that CSI show?

If so, I am in.

Is that song on this album?

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 4:10 PM

The Who these days are like fat Elvis in the Vegas jumpsuit circa '75. A glorious past, and an unfortunate present.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 4:14 PM

Anyone see Roger on the Tommy tour? How did he sound?

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 4:31 PM

like a deaf, dumb and blind kid.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 4:40 PM

look up the tommy tour on youtube. It is pretty much what you expect. It's good. Good and terrible.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 5:02 PM

this will be awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 5:07 PM

the 96 Quad tour was terrific!

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 5:08 PM

This isn't The Who, and no matter how hard they try to market it as so, it will NEVER be The Who as long as technology still hasn't allowed us to resurrect Keith and John. I feel the label of "The Who" attached to this is almost offensive to their memory. Wouldn't it be just as easy to call this "Roger Daltrey & Pete Townshend play Quadrophenia"?

Roger cannot sing anymore, and watching Pete do the windmill is just sad at this point. I love The Who's music as much as the next person but enough is enough. Hang it up, guys.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 5:13 PM

The Who are tremendous live

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 5:30 PM

^hahaha....were....like 30 years ago

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 6:23 PM

They're here, they're Quad...get used to it...

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2012 10:30 PM

FEED THE FUCKING RICH ONCE AGAIN!

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 8:40 AM

Worst part is there's so many NY NJ shows these tickets aren't worth anything.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 9:13 AM

Shoulda seen them in 1965 at the Marquee. They were good then. Terrible ever since.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 9:27 AM

Even though 4:31 and 4:40 are probably the same person, that's still fucking funny!

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 10:17 AM

MSG and Prudential back to back? Roger will be toast.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 11:21 AM

Who?

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 4:36 PM

This is not the Who -- the Two, maybe, but not the Who

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2012 4:58 PM

Perfectly composed content material , Really enjoyed reading .

Posted by jocuri | August 28, 2012 11:53 AM

Very interesting article, I look forward to more research coming out regarding the remaining two thirds

Posted by Youtube | September 28, 2012 5:49 PM

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Posted by Clever | September 30, 2012 5:29 AM

the who is amazing.

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