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Published: 2012/09/26

The Who Announce Opening Act, Will Play All of Quadrophenia On Upcoming Tour

The Who have announced that Vintage Trouble will be opening for them on the first leg of their upcoming North American tour. The legendary rock band will be playing their iconic 1973 double album Quadrophenia in its entirety, along with a selection of their other classic songs, at every show. Pete Townshend will also be releasing his autobiography, “Who I Am,” on October 1, and VH1 will be airing the new documentary “Quadrophenia—Can You See Me” on October 31. The first leg of the 37 date tour begins November 1st in Sunrise, FL, just outside of Ft. Lauderdale. Dates for the first leg are listed below.

First Leg of The Who North American Tour

November 1 Sunrise, FL—BankAtlantic Center
November 3 Orlando, FL—Amway Center
November 5 Duluth, GA—The Arena at Grinnett Center
November 8 Greenville, SC—Bi-Lo Center
November 9 Greensboro, NC— Greensboro Coliseum
November 11 Pittsburgh, PA—CONSOL Energy Center
November 13 Washington, DC—Verizon Center
November 14 Brooklyn, NY—Barclays Center
November 16 Boston, MA—TD Garden
November 20 Montreal, QC—Bell Centre
November 21 Ottawa, ON—Scotiabank Place
November 23 Toronto, ON—Air Canada Centre
November 24 Detroit, MI—Joe Louis Arena
November 27 Minneapolis, MN—Target Center
November 29 Chicago, IL—Allstate Arena
November 30 Chicago, IL—Allstate Arena
December 2 Nashville, TN—Bridgestone Arena
December 5 New York, NY—Madison Square Garden
December 6 Newark, NJ—Prudential Center
December 8 Philadelphia, PA—Well Fargo Center
December 9 Uncasville, CT—Mohegan Sun Arena


There are 18 comments associated with this post

Marzaphigar September 26, 2012, 15:48:32

Is Scot Halpin gonna be playin the drums ?

Successful Troll September 26, 2012, 15:57:37

Um, Phish already did that. Kinda sad that the Who has to rip off a washed up jam band to sell tickets.

rusty September 26, 2012, 17:00:30

confused am I… Phish already did what?^^

rat September 26, 2012, 17:14:25

What do you think Trey wrote quadrophenia,? It was more like Phish a not so popular jam band coverd the who for Halloween. There probably wouldnt be a Phish without Pete T and the Who!.

Ultimatelywhogivesafuck September 26, 2012, 17:33:52

Is this for real?? Someone thinks Phish wrote this?? They also think they wrote rocky top,good times bad times,2001,cities,roses are free,boogie on reggae woman,frankenstein… silly wabbits..or uhh..little trolls…

Successful Troll September 26, 2012, 18:30:55


Marzaphigar September 26, 2012, 18:43:00

While not a TOTAL Phish freak, I also take issue with the “washed up” label. Show me another band that CONTINUES to innovate and delight it’s fans nite in and nite out. Hey: fuck your face, aight?

Marzaphigar September 26, 2012, 18:48:55

If u REALLY want to take umbrage with this tour, you can say it should be called “bi-phenia” since half the band, and the rhythm section at that, are both gone. Furthermore, “Quadrophenia” as a concept album was designed to tell jimmy’s story from all four of the band members’ perspectives. But go and have a good time. Just sayin…

Geoff Walther September 26, 2012, 20:12:53

Will Phil’s sons be in the band? Can Jill make it happen?

Marzaphigar September 26, 2012, 20:46:37

Ah…Jill-Lesh… Sounds like a frozen dessert…

Frodo September 27, 2012, 13:08:54

“Quadrophenia” as a concept album was designed to tell jimmy’s story from all four of the band members’ perspectives. “ really? That’s why the album came with the story written from Jimmy’s perspective? A story in which he knocks the Who? Who exactly is the punk and who is the godfather in the story? And what about the narrator (played by the actor who played Jimmy in the film) on their last quadrophenia tour? From who’s perspective is that story told?
If you want to be a hatefilled ass-hat Marzaphigar, go ahead. Suffice to say, loser trolls like you won’t ever sway anyone else’s decision about what shows they attend. And you should bother to know something about the things you knock. You might not be such a pathetic loser then.

WookNation October 5, 2012, 14:04:09

I heard the Talking Heads covered Remain In Light also, I guess its just cool to cover Phish albums these days

Marzaphigar October 5, 2012, 15:44:53

Um, REALLY, “frodo?” are u REALLY that angry over a simple opinion? WOW, dude. You need serious help. Honestly, my first reaction was to go after you, but you’re such an angry person that there’s really no point. Get help.

Marzaphigar October 5, 2012, 15:55:05

On 2nd thought, frodo, I hope that your whore of a mother gets raped and killed & that I get to watch.

AK October 7, 2012, 01:32:07

Wow – this thread got angry fast…

miquel November 2, 2012, 14:25:12

Wow, you jam band people are angry! I go on this site to learn who is opening for the Who and next thing you know, I read all this stuff. Wow…

rando November 5, 2012, 15:53:47

This is awesome! Maybe the Beatles will re-unite and cover Phish’s “The White Album”. it’s been rumored for years, maybe one halloween they will cover that Phish classic :-P

david December 5, 2012, 17:05:20

So what time does The Who hit the stage, anyone know?? Going tonight at MSG...cheers

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