This Autumn 2019, the acclaimed band The Goldhawks will head out on a major UK theatre tour performing TOMMY – The Album – LIVE. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Who’s classic ground-breaking rock opera album from TOMMY, the show will play the Grand Theatre Swansea on Wednesday 23 October.
Audiences can also expect a fabulous finale, featuring bonus material of some all-time classic hits from The Who – the ultimate way to close the show!
TOMMY was first released as a double album on 17 May 1969 by Decca Records and introduced The Who to a new level of superstardom. The album was composed by guitarist Pete Townshend and that tells the story of Tommy Walker, a “deaf, dumb and blind” boy and the trials he faces growing up, before becoming a ‘Pinball Wizard’. Featuring hits including ‘The Acid Queen’, ‘I’m Free’ and ‘See Me Feel Me’, the album was a huge critical success and has since been re-released over the years, spending an incredible 126 weeks in the Billboard charts.
TOMMY – The Album – LIVE is a loving tribute to the music of one of the most enduring bands in the world to this day, with Goldhawks’ front man Doug Freeman faithfully recreating the extraordinary vocal range of Who lead singer Roger Daltrey.
The Goldhawks are a world-class international band, acclaimed as the world’s number one tribute to The Who, with many accolades from friends and family of The Who themselves.
Working in various outfits, touring and meeting up once in a while they realized they were all ardent fans of the best band in the world – The Who. From there it was an easy decision, to only play their favourite music. The Goldhawks were born, and they’ve never looked back. The Goldhawks have just finished a national tour of Quadrophenia live, celebrating the seminal Mods vs Rockers Who album.
Wolfy Foxlow, who toured regularly with The Who says: ‘It’s the closest you’ll ever get to the real thing’.
Lead singer, Doug Freeman, a renowned performing and recording artist in his own right, is joined by professional musician and award-winning bass player, Dan Selway on bass guitar and vocals, together with first class session musician and West End performer, Marco Cape on lead guitar and vocals.
The band’s line-up is completed by drummer Steely Thatcher, who has performed across the USA having studied in LA, renowned session musician, Kasjusz Lipkowski on saxophone and keyboards, the show’s musical director, Fabio Parisella on piano and keyboards, Ivan Williams on guitar and vocals and Colin Jones on horns and percussion.
TOMMY – THE ALBUM – LIVE, is produced by Concept Concerts Ltd.