This is an article I wrote for the May 2013 edition of Area Culture Guide, in co-operation with Fused Magazine. You can pick it up from most venues, bars and cultural areas around Birmingham for free. Check it out! I hope you enjoy the article.
This summer marks a very historic gig for one of the world’s most famous bands, The Who. On their UK tour, they will perform their iconic 1973 double album Quadrophenia in its entirety, along with some other classic anthems. This tour follows on from a hugely successful tour of North America. Demand is always high for the band that defined its generation.
The Quadrophenia album influenced every avenue of British culture and its legacy is still visibly marked on our country’s style, art, and fashion. From music legends like Paul Weller to Olympic heroes like Bradley Wiggins, many notable people have been inspired by this album. Rolling Stone described it as one of the band’s “boldest and most fully realized albums” – It was critically acclaimed and reached #2 on the UK album chart.
Directed by frontman Roger Daltrey, the new concert version of Quadrophenia pays homage to the album, while experimenting with vivid, powerful imagery projected on an array of massive screens. This invigoration of the senses is designed to compliment and enhance the musical content on display. See Roger, Pete Townsend and the rest of the band as they dazzle the LG Arena on June 28th.
Tickets are available at The Ticket Factory on www.theticketfactory.com or 0844 338 8000. Follow the band on Twitter @TheWho. For more information on the LG Arena, head to http://www.lgarena.co.uk or call them on 01217804141.0