Stockport Plaza: Quadrophenia The Album - Live
Sunday 24 February 2019 07:30 - 22:00
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Produced by Concept Concerts, this production, acclaimed by a Sunday Times journalist as 'Mighty, moving and unstoppable' sees 8-piece band The Goldhawks, deliver a stunning live performance of 'The Who's' smash hit concept album, Quadrophenia. From the very first show it has received standing ovations.
Released over 40 years ago in October 1973, 'The Who's' second rock opera 'Quadrophenia' was Pete Townsend's homage to a pivotal moment in British youth culture. The album tells the story of Jimmy, a Mod, by chronicling his dissatisfaction with life, work, love, home and family life. It served as an ode to teenage angst and counterculture rebellion as well as a criticism of the British class, economic and educational systems but you don't need to be clued up on the history of the Mods and Rockers to enjoy this show because at its core, Quadrophenia, which peaked at No.2 on the UK and USA charts, is just about teenage confusion, conflict and frustration.
Backed with exciting and sometimes heart-wrenching, large-screen projection of archival footage, the emotions, tension and raw power that the music demands is delivered masterfully by the fabulous, charismatic band The Goldhawks with amazing replication of The Who's sound.
To send you home on an even bigger high there are a few all time classic 'Who' hits to close the show.
"Absolutely first class...Having toured with 'The Who' for 10 years I can safely say that this band is the next big thing and the closest you will ever get too the real thing" - Wolfy Foxlow, close friend of Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey
"Brilliant, a triumph for rock history. Well-deserved standing ovation at the end." - Bedford Today
"This is serious stuff, the orchestration is sublime.." - Evening Standard