The Who announce extra Wembley Arena show
The Who have added one more date to their Quadrophenia And More tour for Wembly Arena on July 8.
The Wembly show will be to benefit the Double O charity, founded by the band in 1976 to benefit a variety of causes including domestic violence, sexual abuse, music education, international disaster relief and juvenile prison reform.
The band will play their 1973 double-album Quadrophenia in its entirety as well as additional material. Rather than perform the former as a narrative rock opera, as it has been staged before, the band will broadcast video imagery behind the band’s performance as directed by Roger Daltrey.
The current who line up features surviving Who members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend backed by touring band Zak Starkey (drums), Pino Palladino (bass), John Corey (keyboards), Loren Gold (keyboards/backing vocals) and Frank Simes (musical director, keyboards/backing vocals). Simon Townshend, brother of Pete, will play guitar and add backing vocals.
The Quadrophenia tour dates are now:
June 8 – Dublin, The O2
June 10 –Belfast, Odyssey
June 12 – Glasgow, SECC
June 15 – London, The O2
June 16 – London, The O2
June 18 – Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena
June 20 – Newcastle, Metro Arena
June 23 – Manchester, Arena
June 25 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
June 28 – Birmingham, LG Arena
June 30 – Liverpool, Echo Arena
July 8 – London, Wembley Arena