The Who Quadrophenia PC: Wikimedia Commons
Fathom Events – who some of you might remember vaguely from movie previews (they’re the team that brings operas to the big screen) – is keeping its tradition of bringing rock inspired films to the big screen as they have just announced the release of “The Who: Quadrophenia – Can You See The Real Me? The Story Behind The Album.”
The movie based on the famous Who album is set to premiere as a one-night-only event to be held on Tuesday, July 24, at 8 pm local time nationwide. Fathom Events has released the following details:
Beginning with a special welcome message from lead guitarist Pete Townshend, "The Who: Quadrophenia – Can You See the Real Me?" The Story Behind The Album event will give fans an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look into one of rock's most influential bands – Roger Daltrey (lead vocals, harmonica and guitar), Townshend (guitar, keyboards and vocals), John Entwistle (bass guitar, brass and vocals) and Keith Moon (drums and percussion) – and the creation of their celebrated album, "Quadrophenia," originally released in October 1973.
Tickets for "The Who: Quadrophenia- Can You See The Real Me?" The Story Behind The Album are available at presenting theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of presenting theater locations and prices, please visit the website (theaters and participants may be subject to change).
The documentary takes fans on a riveting ride back to the 1970s when The Who's creative musical genius was taking the world music stage by storm. Packed with never-before-seen stories, including the well-known onstage collapse of Moon during the tour's first show, the evening will also feature additional performances of songs from "Quadrophenia" including chart topper, "Love Reign O'er Me."
In a four-and-a-half star (out of five) review, Rolling Stone's David Fricke said: "'Quadrophenia,' released in 1973, was a superior tale with more-taut songwriting; it was grounded in [Pete] Townshend's memories of growing up angry, anguished and mod in the early Sixties, and produced with the panoramic tension of 'Who's Next.'"
Additionally, fans who attend the in-theater event may order the "Quadrophenia - Director's Cut" box set with a free t-shirt at a special price of $99.98 for a limited time. The box features four CDs including two discs of original Pete Townshend demos, 5.1 audio DVD, a hardback book, 7" replica and much more. The special box set is available exclusively at http://canyousee.thewho.com.