The Who will embark on the group’s first North American tour in four years this fall with an arena presentation of the 1973 rock opera “Quadrophenia” in its entirety.
The venerable British band, fronted by surviving original members Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, also promises to survey other hits from the group’s career on the new tour that opens Nov. 1 in Sunrise, Fla., and concludes Feb. 26 in Providence, R.I., with Southern California stops on Jan. 28 in Anaheim, Jan. 30 in Los Angeles and Feb. 5 in San Diego.
Tickets go on sale July 20 for members of the Who fan club, on July 23 for American Express cardholders and on July 27 for general ticket sales.
In a statement accompanying the announcement of the tour, Townshend said he thinks “Quadrophenia” remains resonant today because, “In 1972 I was twenty-eight, writing about London and Brighton in 1963 and 1964 when the band was just starting. I was still young enough to remember how it felt to be 16 or 17, and at war with my parents, bosses and authority.