Daltrey and Townshend on a bad night in 2006 in St. Paul
Star Tribune photo by Tom Sweeney
The Who will try to fool us again by playing “Quadrophenia” in its entirety on tour, with a performance set for Nov. 27 at Target Center.
Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, the Who originals, will be joined by Zak Starkey, Pino Palladino, Chris Stainton, Simon Townshend and others.
In addition to the entire 1973 rock opera, the Who will be performing some of its classics.
Daltrey sounded hit and miss last year in his solo effort at Target Center, which included a version of “Tommy” in its entirety. When he last played with the Who in town in 2006, Daltrey was suffering from “terrible bronchitis” (his words) and gave a subpar and abbreviated performance (my words). After playing “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” he said, "I'm going to make this night up to you. We'll come back."
Will “Quadrophenia” be the pay back?
Tickets, priced from $39.50 to $129.50, will go on sale at 10 a.m. July 27 at Target Center box office, Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com and 1-800-745-3000.
In other concert news, earlier today it was announced that Bob Dylan will return Nov. 7 to Xcel Energy Center, with Mark Knopfler opening. Ticket details will be forthcoming.