VH1 Airs The Who Documentary QUADROPHENIA Tonight
VH1 Classic is remixing Halloween and making it what it really should be: "Wholloween," a day of celebrating all things THE WHO related, including the U.S. television premiere of the 2012 The Who doc "Quadrophenia: Can You See the Real Me?" at 8 PM ET/PT.
Kicking off The Who-fest at 12:30 PM ET/PT is the 1975 British film "Tommy" based on the 1969 rock opera of the same name. 3:00 PM ET/PT sees the airing of "BBC Electric Proms: The Who," a 2006 intimate and totally rocking show at London's Roundhouse. Then at 4:00 PM ET/PT is the revered rock-doc, "Classic Albums: Who's Next," chronicling the birth of classic Who album Who's Next, and featuring in-depth interviews with frontman Pete Townshend. Following at 5:00 PM ET/PT is "VH1 Classic in Concert: Listening to You: The Who at The Isle of Wight," the epic 2:00 AM set from the 1970 rock-fest attended by 600,000. Rounding out the night at 8:00 PM ET/PT is the premiere of "Quadrophenia: Can you See the Real Me," which documents the recording of the 1973 rock opera of the same name.
THE WHO, one of rock's legendary and defining bands, is set to embark November 1 on the first leg of their major "Quadrophenia And More" North American arena tour where they'll perform all of their iconic 1973 double album QUADROPHENIA, along with a selection of WHO classics. The critically acclaimed QUADROPHENIA marked the British band's second rock opera (after Tommy), raised the bar for rock albums as an art form and hit #2 on the U.S. Billboard album chart. The first leg of the North American tour wraps December 9.
The band--including founding members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, will be joined on tour by Zak Starkey (drums), Pino Palladino (bass), Simon Townshend (guitar/backing vocals), John Corey (keyboards/backing vocals) and Frank Simes (musical director, keyboards/backing vocals)--will embark on a second leg January 28, 2013 in Anaheim, CA.
For more information on VH1 Classic and "Wholloween," visit VH1Classic.com.
The AEG Live-promoted 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. THE WHO will return in late January with more dates commencing January 28 in Anaheim, CA. Tickets for the tour are available at www.aeglive.com
THE WHO's Tour Schedule is as follows:
The Arena at Gwinnett Center
CONSOL Energy Center
Air Canada Centre
Joe Louis Arena
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
Wells Fargo Center
Mohegan Sun Arena
Leg #2 (2013):
Los Angeles, CA
Reno Events Center
San Diego, CA
Valley View Casino Center
Las Vegas, NV
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
KFC Yum! Arena
Atlantic City, NJ
Verizon Wireless Arena
Dunkin' Donuts Center
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