Join us for one-time only showing of new documentary/simulcast "THE WHO: QUADROPHENIA --CAN YOU SEE THE REAL ME?" at 8pm at the Elmwood Palace 20 movie theatre.
This is not the 1979 movie version of the rock opera -- more a warm-up for the WHO's upcoming[masked] US tour. 1hour 30 minutes. I'm not sure how much the tickets will cost. Maybe $15. See the Entertainment Weekly article below for more details, especially the last paragraph.
Youtube clip of The Who's Love Reign O'er Me:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygOaNo3M_Hw
I'll be at La Madeleine restaurant nearby from 6:45 till 7:30. Then I'll be in the theatre lobby -- on the left by the seating area -- till 7:50.
For more info, call/text/email me anytime at[masked] or at [masked]
The Who announce 'Quadrophenia' tour, one night only documentary by Kyle Anderson --July 18
The Who haven’t windmilled their way through North America in four years, but that drought is about to come to an end. The surviving members of the band — guitarist Pete Townshend and singer Roger Daltrey — announced today that they will be embarking on a tour through the continent showcasing their legendary 1973 rock opera Quadrophenia.
Though Tommy has always had a much greater following (and had a genuine hit attached to it in “Pinball Wizard”), it’s only one of a series of rock operas constructed by the Who over the course of their career. Quadrophenia doesn’t have as clean a narrative as Tommy, but it does showcase the band’s legendarily dynamic sound. Set in London in the ’60s, it’s an exploration of mental illness told through the eyes of a British teenager.
The jaunt is set to kick off on Nov. 1 in Sunrise, Fla., and continue into 2013. The band will be rounded out by six more players, including Ringo Starr’s son Zak Starkey on drums and Townshend’s younger brother Simon on guitar.
In case anybody needs a primer on Quadrophenia, there will be one of those one-night-only simulcasts in movie theaters next Tuesday, July 24. The Who: Quadrophenia — Can You See the Real Me? will feature a live introduction by Townshend and is a deep-dive into the creation and legacy of one of the best rock operas of all time (not forgetting there are only about three good ones).