Pete Townshend's Classic Quadrophenia Premiere North American Tour

09.14.15
Opus 3 Artists

The world premiere of Pete Townshend's Classic Quadrophenia took place at London's Royal Albert Hall on July 5, 2015 and sold out in less than a week. NowClassic Quadrophenia is ready to rock North America. 

Classic Quadrophenia is a full evening's entertainment scored for symphony orchestra with guest soloists including British star Alfie Boe singing the lead vocals. The show was created by Pete Townshend, guitarist and lead songwriter of The Who, and Rachel Fuller, a classically trained musician, composer, and arranger.

The iconic rock album ‘Quadrophenia’, written by Pete Townshend, was released in 1973 by The Who as a rock opera about the social, musical and psychological happenings from an English teenage perspective, set in London and Brighton in 1965. Six years after ‘Quadrophenia’ was released, a British film based on the album was developed under the same name. The film quickly became a cult classic and further elevated ‘Quadrophenia’ into popular culture.

The entire ‘Quadrophenia’ album has now been orchestrated by Rachel Fuller and turned intoClassic Quadrophenia. A Deutsche Grammophon recording of the new work was released internationally in June 2015. Along with Alfie Boe, the original Classic Quadrophenia included guest soloists Billy Idol and Phil Daniels, both of whom may be available upon request.