Tune in alert for The Who on BBC America this January 4 (10 pm):
Plus the band has released their tour dates for North America:One of rock’s most powerful and legendary bands, The Who will be celebrated when The Who: Quadrophenia-Can You See The Real Me? airs Friday, January 4 at 10:00 PM (ET/PT) on BBC America.
The Who is an English rock band formed in 1964. Quadrophenia marked the band’s sixth album. The album’s title is a variation on the popular usage of the medical diagnostic term schizophrenia and exemplifies the four varying personalities of the band members who created the album.
Quadrophenia features such classic songs as “The Real Me,” “5:15” and “Love Reign o’er Me.”
From BBC America
Originally screened earlier this year as a one-night in-theater event, the documentary takes fans on a riveting ride back to the 1970s when THE WHO’s creative musical genius was taking the world’s music stage by storm. The Who: Quadrophenia-Can You See the Real Me gives fans an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look into one of rock’s most influential bands and the creation of their celebrated album, Quadrophenia originally released in October 1973.
The Who kicked off their critically acclaimed Quadrophenia And More Tour, in early November. The trek features the band performing their iconic 1973 double album Quadrophenia in its entirety, along with a selection of Who classics.
Founding members ROGER DALTREY and PETE TOWNSHEND are being joined by Zak Starkey (drums), Pino Palladino (bass), Simon Townshend (guitar/backing vocals), John Corey (keyboards), Loren Gold (keyboards/backing vocals) Reggie Grisham (horns), JG Miller (horns) and Frank Simes (musical director, keyboards/backing vocals) for the tour.
The 2012-2013 AEG Live-promoted Quadrophenia And More Tour features THE WHO performing on a sleek, stripped-down stage with 10 musicians on board, a sophisticated lighting rig and multiple screens that provide footage of world events from World War II to the present day, concentrating on popular culture and the history of the band, including live footage from throughout their storied career. The visuals tie in closely to the Quadrophenia album and movie, particularly the themes of disillusionment, teen angst and rebellion, plus social issues--both from the ‘60s and now--as well as the beach and ocean that are pivotal in Quadrophenia. Tickets for the tour will be available at www.aeglive.com
THE WHO’S 2013 tour dates are as follows:
DATE CITY VENUE
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
Sun 2/10 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, HH Verizon Wireless Arena
Tue 2/26 Providence, RI Dunkin’ Donuts Center