10 May 2023
The Who with Orchestra to Play at the Eden Project
THE EDEN PROJECT ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT LEGENDARY ROCK BAND THE WHO WILL PLAY THE EDEN SESSIONS AT THEIR VENUE IN CORNWALL, ENGLAND
In what is a massive coup for the home of the world-famous Biomes, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and their band will take to the stage with a full orchestra on Tuesday 25 July.
Since emerging in the mid-1960s as a new and incendiary force in rock n’ roll, The Who have played well over 2,000+ gigs and established themselves as one of the top three greatest rock legacies in music history.
They have appeared at Woodstock, Monterey Pop, Glastonbury (twice), Hyde Park (four times), The Isle of Wight Festival (three times), the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, Desert Trip, Shea Stadium, The Super Bowl half-time show and Live Aid, to name but a very few.
Rita Broe, Managing Director of Eden Sessions Ltd, said: “We’re so thrilled to welcome legends The Who to Eden, in what will be a momentous moment in the Sessions history – and a great occasion for Cornwall. To see them grace our stage with a live orchestra will be one of the highlights of the summer: creating lasting memories. Don’t miss this!”
The Session will feature The Who’s full live band comprising guitarist and backing vocalist Simon Townshend, keyboardist Loren Gold, second keyboardist Emily Marshall, bassist Jon Button, drummer Zak Starkey and backing vocalist Billy Nicholls, along with orchestra conductor Keith Levenson, lead violinist Katie Jacoby and lead cellist Audrey Q Snyder.
The Who wound up their The Who Hits Back! tour of the USA in November last year having wowed audiences in more than 30 cities.
Media and fans agreed that the band were as good as, if not better than ever and that the orchestral arrangements, most of which were done by the legendary David Campbell, brought a new depth and excitement to Pete Townshend’s music.
Inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall Of Fame in 1990, The Who have placed 27 Top 40 singles in the United States and United Kingdom and 17 Top Ten albums, including the 1969 groundbreaking rock opera Tommy, 1970’s Live At Leeds, 1973’s Quadrophenia and 1978’s Who Are You.
Tickets for The Who at the Eden Project on Tuesday 25 July 2023 cost £86 plus an £11.18 booking fee.
THE WHO FAN CLUB PRE-SALE
There will be a Who Fan Club Pre-Sale beginning today, Wednesday 10 May 2023, at 5.30pm BST and running until 5.30pm BST on Friday 12 May 2023. Who Fan Club Members will receive a unique code and pre-sale link by email on 10 May 2023 before the pre-sale begins. This code can only be used by the registered fan club member and cannot be shared or transferred. To gain access to the pre-sale you must have a valid and current membership of The Who Fan Club.
INSIDE TRACK MEMBERS PRE-SALE
Tickets go on sale to Inside Track members at 5.30pm BST on Wednesday 10 May 2023. Inside Track pre-sale closes at 5.30pm BST on Saturday 13 May 2023.
GENERAL TICKETS ON SALE
General tickets go on sale at 5.30pm BST on Monday 15 May 2023.
Already due to play this year’s Eden Sessions are global superstar Lionel Richie (June 7), viral rock sensation Yungblud (June 10), top USA rockers The War on Drugs (June 18), American singer-songwriter Jack Johnson (June 23), Southern Californian, Grammy-nominated Incubus (June 24), the iconic Pet Shop Boys (June 28), the awesome Kasabian (July 1), and platinum-selling singer-songwriter Anne-Marie (July 7).