The Who's Quadrophenia tour kicks off!

The Who’s Quadrophenia tour got off to a great start with their opening shows in Florida last weekend. The new stage production of their famous 1973 rock opera has received a great response from all of those in attendance. Fans were especially pleased to see Pete giving a spirited high energy performance, mainly on electric guitar, throughout the shows.

The first night of the tour in Sunrise started out well, with a strong performance of the complete Quadrophenia, played with a 10 piece band and brand new visuals. The encore had a few technical issues with the sound, and the volume became a bit loud in the stage monitors, which resulted in Pete leaving the stage a couple songs early. These technical glitches were soon sorted out, and the second night in Orlando Pete was smoking hot, and the band played a 7 song encore of hits, ending with the sentimental Tea and Theatre.

Tour reviews, photos, videos and setlists for all of the shows will be posted at

Here is full band line-up for the Quadroprophenia tour.

Pete Townshend - Guitar/Vocals
Roger Daltrey - Vocals
Simon Townshend - Guitar/Vocals
Zak Starkey - Drums
Pino Paladino - Bass
Frank Simes - Musical Director; Keyboards
John Corey - Keyboards
Loren Gold - Keyboards
J. Greg Miller - Horn Player
Reggie Grisham - Horn Player

Photo by Horace Austin