As of Wednesday, July 18, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
DULUTH — On Wednesday, Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey announced that The Who is planning a tour that will bring the legendary rock band to the Arena at Gwinnett Center on Nov. 5. Tickets for the concert will go on sale Friday, July 27, according to the Arena.
The North American Tour will feature the band playing its iconic 1973 double album Quadrophenia in its entirety, along with a selection of the group's classics. The critically acclaimed Quadrophenia album marked the British band’s second rock opera (after Tommy) and hit No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard album chart.
Founding members Townsend and Daltrey will be joined by Zak Starkey (drums), Pino Palladino (bass), Simon Townshend (guitar/backing vocals), Chris Stainton (keyboards), Loren Gold (keyboards/backing vocals) and Frank Simes (musical director, keyboards/backing vocals) on the 36-date tour.
The tour is slated to kick off Nov. 1 at the BankUnited Center in Sunrise, Fla. The Duluth concert is the band's third leg of the tour after a trip to Orlando.
Quadrophenia was The Who's sixth album and features classics such as “The Real Me,” “5:15” and “Love Reign o’er Me.”
To kick off the tour, there will be a documentary film screening in theatres across the USA and Canada for: “The Who: Quadrophenia - Can You See the Real Me?” It is a one-night only event taking place on July 24 and will be shown in Gwinnett at AMC Discover Mills 18.