Pete Townshend Announces “Classic Quadrophenia” Run With Billy Idol, Full Orchestra

first_imgThis September, The Who‘s Pete Townshend will bring his 1973 brainchild Quadrophenia to four different venues across the country with a special twist: a full accompanying classical orchestra. The performances will also feature 80’s hit maker Billy Idol and vocalist Alfie Boe, who will sing the parts that Roger Daltrey voiced on the original album.Said Townshend in a statement, “I’m thrilled to be bringing Classic Quadrophenia Stateside through the month of September. Melding the contrasting sounds of Quadrophenia with a symphony has been a really unique and powerful way to reach a wide audience of classical and pop music lovers alike. I couldn’t be more excited to see it continue in the U.S.”Townshend premiered the “Classic Quadrophenia” concept in London in 2015. The U.S. mini-tour will stop at Tanglewood in Western MA, followed by a pair of performances at New York City’s famous Metropolitan Opera House and a final show at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.“Classic Quadrophenia” US Tour DatesSeptember 2 – Lenox, MA @ TanglewoodSeptember 9 – New York, NY @ Metropolitan Opera HouseSeptember 10 – New York, NY @ Metropolitan Opera HouseSeptember 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek TheatreFor tickets and more information, head to The Who’s website.[h/t – Rolling Stone][Cover photo via TheWho.com]last_img

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