Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Who bring "Quadrophenia" to Carolinas

The Who will play its first North American concerts in four years this fall, including stops at Greenville, SC's Bi-Lo Center November 8 and Greensboro Coliseum November 9. The legendary classic rock band led by surviving founders Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will perform its 1973 double album "Quadrophenia" in its entirety as well as other Who classics.

The band now consists of half its original lineup. It lost notorious drummer Keith Moon back in 1978 at age 32. Bassist John Entwistle died of a heart attack a decade ago (Townshend recently posted a blog about the anniversary). The current lineup includes Ringo Starr's drummer son Zak Starkey (who has played with the Who since 1996), Entwistle's official replacement bassist Pino Palladino, guitarist/backing vocalist Simon Townshend (Pete's younger brother), and keyboardists Chris Stainton, Loren Gold, and Frank Grimes (who is also the tour's musical director).

Tickets for both shows go on sale to the general public July 27 at 10 a.m. following a fan club pre-sale that starts July 20 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at, venue box offices, select Walmart locations, and by calling 1-800-745-3000.

The tour begins November 1 in Sunrise, Florida. Dates are booked through the end of February 2013.