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The Who Quadrophenia Tour comes to Ontario in 2012 and 2013


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THE WHO, one of rock’s legendary and defining bands, will be making a very special announcement on Wednesday, July 18th. The band will discuss their plans for 2012, which will include the announcement of their first North American tour dates in four years, where the band will perform Quadrophenia in its entirety, plus their beloved classics. Pre-sale tickets go on sale beginning Friday, July 20 with general on sale beginning Friday, July 27 unless otherwise noted.

37-date tour, the band’s first North American tour in four years, kicks off November 1 in Sunrise, FL with an initial six week run of dates that includes stops in Washington D.C., Chicago, Nashville, Montreal, Toronto and four New York area dates. THE WHO will return in late January with more dates commencing January 28 in Anaheim. The 2013 trek will include gigs in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Denver and Hamilton, Ontario (Canada). Founding members ROGER DALTREY and PETE TOWNSHEND will be joined by Zak Starkey (drums), Pino Palladino (bass), Simon Townshend (guitar/backing vocals), Chris Stainton (keyboards), Loren Gold (keyboards/backing vocals) and Frank Simes (musical director, keyboards/backing vocals).

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Tue 11/1 Sunrise, FL Bank Atlantic Center

Sat 11/3 Orlando, FL Amway Center

Mon 11/5 Duluth, GA The Arena at Gwinnett 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 (on sale 7/28)

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 (on sale 8/3)

Leg #2

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

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We're going. Should be fun!! Quadrophenia is my favourite Who album.

Yeah, I don't think this show is selling well at all. I've been keeping an eye on ticket availability and just last week I was able to pull 2 first row tickets on the floor. I'm guessing those were part of the super ridiculous VIP packages that no one bought.

The opening act is a band called Vintage Trouble which I'd never heard of. I saw that the singer's name is Ty Taylor and that rang a bell... ha, ha, it's the same Ty Taylor that was a contestant on the reality show "Rockstar: INXS". I guess he's not doing too bad for himself.

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Ironically, their first tour without the Ox sold well. Toronto sold out and so did many other dates. It makes no sense other than Pete was back playing mostly electric guitar after abandoning it for over a decade. The reviews for the Rog & Pete Quadrophenia tour so far have been positive, with Rog's voice holding up for the duration, which is surprising.

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