By Raanan Geberer
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The Who’s “Quadrophenia” tour, in which they will perform their iconic 1973 rock opera by that name in entirety as well as other Who classics, is coming to Barclays Center on Wednesday, Nov. 14.
The tour marks the legendary British rock band’s first North American appearances in four years. Founding members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will be joined by Zak Starkey (Ringo Starr’s son) on drums, Pino Palladin on bass, Simon Townshend (Pete’s brother) on guitar, Chris Stainton on keyboards and vocals, Loren Gold (keyboards/backing vocals) and Frank Simes (keyboards/backing vocals).
Tickets, which will range in price between $39.50 and $129.50, will go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 27 at 10 a.m., although presale tickets went on sale on Friday to members of The Who’s fan club and will go on sale for American Express cardholders from July 23-26.
As in all Barclays Center concerts, presale tickets are also available to Nets season ticketholders.
“Quadrophenia” was The Who’s second rock opera, after “Tommy,” and tells the story of a group of young British “Mods” in London and Brighton in 1964-65. It was made into a film in 1979.
The Who went on tour performing the opera, celebrating its 25th anniversary, in 1996-97, and performed it again at the Royal Albert Hall in 2010.
With this concert, in between the Washington, D.C. and Boston stops of their tour, The Who join an increasing number of world-class artists set to play the Downtown Brooklyn venue. Others include Barbra Streisand, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Jay-Z, Andrea Bocelli, Leonard Cohen and more.
The Who’s concert appeared on the Barclays Center site on Friday. Already on Friday afternoon, the resale site stubhub.com listed 581 tickets for the show for sale, from $99 to one (a suite ticket) at a whopping $5,714.