The Story Behind The Who’s Quadrophenia Debuts In US Theaters
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.
Tickets for “The Who: Quadrophenia- Can You See The Real Me?” The Story Behind The Album are available at presenting theater box offices and online. For a complete list of presenting theater locations and prices, click here.
The documentary takes fans on a riveting ride back to the 1970s when The Who’s creative musical genius was taking the world music stage by storm. Packed with never-before-seen stories, including the well-known onstage collapse of Moon during the tour’s first show, the evening will also feature additional performances of songs from Quadrophenia including chart topper, “Love Reign O’er Me.”
In a four-and-a-half star (out of five) review, Rolling Stone’s David Fricke said: “Quadrophenia, released in 1973, was a superior tale with more-taut songwriting; it was grounded in [Pete] Townshend’s memories of growing up angry, anguished and mod in the early Sixties, and produced with the panoramic tension of Who’s Next.”
Additionally, fans who attend the in-theater event may order the “Quadrophenia – Director’s Cut” box set with a free t-shirt at a special price of $99.98 for a limited time. The box features four CDs including two discs of original Pete Townshend demos, 5.1 audio DVD, a hardback book, 7” replica and much more. The special box set is available exclusively here.
“Bringing the story behind The Who’s larger-than-life album Quadrophenia to theater screens is an incredible way to share it with the band’s legion of fans, as well as a whole new generation,” said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of NCM Fathom Events.
The Who is an English rock band formed in 1964. Quadrophenia, the band’s sixth studio album, reached No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard album chart. The album’s title is a variation on the popular usage of the medical diagnostic term schizophrenia and exemplifies the four varying personalities of the band members. IGN placed Quadrophenia at No. 1 on its list of the greatest classic rock albums of all time, Q Magazine placed Quadrophenia on its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever, while Rolling Stone included it on their 500 greatest albums of all time.