Pete Townshend will bring “Classic Quadrophenia,” the live performance of The Who’s rock opera with orchestral accompaniment, to the Metropolitan Opera House on Sept. 9 and 10.
Townshend, Billy Idol and Alfie Boe are set to sing the classic songs about British mod culture, with Robert Ziegler conducting the orchestra. The New York shows are two of only four set for the American tour.
“I’m thrilled to be bringing ‘Classic Quadrophenia’ stateside through the month of September,” Townshend said in a statement. “Melding the contrasting sounds of Quadrophenia with a symphony has been a really unique and powerful way to reach a wide audience of classical and pop music lovers alike. I couldn’t be more excited to see it continue in the U.S.”
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. June 13 through Live Nation. Citi cardholders can purchase pre-sale tickets starting at 10 a.m. June 8 through citiprivatepass.com.