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TOMMY the ALBUM – LIVE
9th November 2019 7:45 pm
Celebrating 50 Years since the release of the Who’s Tommy
2019 sees the 50th anniversary of The Who’s most universally-known and much-lauded concept album, Tommy. To mark this anniversary, international 8-piece band, The Goldhawks, will be touring to perform the original album in full detail and accuracy across the theatre stages of UK and Europe.
This world-class, eight-piece band, fronted by Doug Freeman who is widely regarded as the world’s greatest ever live tribute to Roger Daltrey, faithfully recreates the power, tension and visceral emotion of the music backed by a large screen showing bespoke film. Orchestration and brass section are superbly recreated by The Goldhawks Musical Director, Fabio Parisella
Tommy, which spawned the film directed by Ken Russell (nominated for several Academy and Golden Globe Awards) and then the West End musical by Des McAnuff, was hailed by contemporary critics as the Who’s breakthrough and 1998, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for “historical, artistic and significant value.”
Running time: Approx. 2 hours 5 minutes, including an interval.
We obviously caught this show on a bad night. It started of badly with technical issues during the first 5 minutes, which meant we had to wait for them to be sorted before the show then started again. The music was ok, but during the second half the singer dashed off stage leaving the band trying to do an instrumental number which was obviously not part of the show. The singer came back saying they were all ill and that is why he had gone off stage and then rambled something like the evening was not going to plan. All in all, not the best performance we have seen at the theatre and perhaps that was the reason for very poor attendance numbers?