Saturday 9 February
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A stunning concert performance of The Who’s landmark concept album, Quadrophenia Live! plays Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts, on Saturday 9 February.
Featuring eight-piece band The Goldhawks in a show that has won standing ovations since its first night, the production is backed with exciting and sometimes heart-wrenching, large-screen projections of archive footage.
The Who’s second rock opera Quadrophenia was released in October 1973 and peaked at number two on the UK and US charts. It stands as Pete Townshend’s homage to a pivotal moment in British youth culture and tells the story of Jimmy, a Mod, 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 social history – at its core, Quadrophenia is simply about teenage confusion, conflict and frustration.
The emotions, tension and raw power that the music demands are delivered masterfully by The Goldhawks and to send audiences home on an even greater high there are a few all-time classic Who hits to close the show.