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Pete Townsend’s Classic “Quadrophenia”

Come to Chicagoland to see rock gods Pete Townsend, Billy Idol and Eddie Vetter in “Pete Townsend’s Classic Quadrophenia” at the Rosemont Theatre September 13, and stay at the nearby and affordable Elk Grove Chicago Hotel!

The “Pete Townsend’s Classic Quadrophenia” is a meld of rock and roll and symphony accompaniment, to the one The Who album that might be better than “Tommy!” In this Rosemont performance, the band will play with the Chicagoland Pops Orchestra and the Chicago Children’s Choir (“we don’t need no education”).

“Quadrophenia,” in case you’re from Mars, is the sixth album written and performed by the Who, in 1973. Like “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Quadrophenia” required busloads of synthesizers and proved to be a tour disappointment. Then came the 90s, the film, and the show could be performed with relatively little equipment.

“Pete Townsend’s Classic Quadrophenia” is the latest incarnation of the show. An all-star rock cast joined the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London. The same experiment had been done with “Tommy,” and was a smash hit or terrible, depending on audience taste.

The Rosemont Theatre is located at 5400 North River Road in Rosemont. For tickets to see “Pete Townsend’s Classic Quadrophenia,” go online to https://www1.ticketmaster.com/ event/040052F4B7423020 and follow the prompts.

The Elk Grove Chicago Hotel, located just minutes away from “Pete Townsend’s Classic Quadrophenia” at the Rosemont Theatre, offers affordable, comfortable rooms with amenities such as an indoor swimming pool and free Wi-Fi. Our local shuttle can take you to Woodfield Mall, Allstate Arena, and O’Hare Field. Ask about our popular Park, Stay and Fly special rates!

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