At the closing ceremonies in London for the 2012 Olympics, Muse performed their song ‘Survival.’ Earlier this year the song was picked as the official song for this year’s Olympic Games (read about it here). As it turns out, their energized and highly anticipated performance was cut from the NBC broadcast that aired in the U.S., and music fans are pissed. Not only that, they also cut performances by Ray Davies, Kate Bush and The Who.
This morning, via a private video conference from London, The Who announced a major North American arena tour where they’ll perform their iconic 1973 double album Quadrophenia in its entirety, 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. Founding members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend 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).
One of rock’s most powerful and legendary bands, The Who, will be celebrated when its “The Who: Quadrophenia- Can You See The Real Me?” The Story Behind The Album premieres as a one-night in-theater event on Tuesday, July 24, at 8:00 p.m. local time nationwide. Beginning with a special welcome message from lead guitarist Pete Townshend, this event will give fans an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look into one of rock’s most influential bands – Roger Daltrey (lead vocals, harmonica and guitar), Townshend (guitar, keyboards and vocals), John Entwistle (bass guitar, brass and vocals) and Keith Moon (drums and percussion) – and the creation of their celebrated album, Quadrophenia, originally released in October 1973.