Bluegrass band The Hillbenders will bring their acclaimed version of The Who’s rock opera Tommy to the UK in July.
They’ll deliver five performances of Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry, after having met mastermind Pete Townshend in Nashville last year.
The 75-minute show reproduces the 45-year-old original album in full, featuring what’s described as “a perfect mix of virtuoso musicianship and rock star vocals.”
Hillbenders’ mandolinist Nolan Lawrence says: “We wanted to pair bluegrass with the other music we grew up with – rock’n’roll.”
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The Hillbenders present The Who’s Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry UK dates
Jul 15: Bristol Americana Weekend
Jul 17: Larmer Tree festival
Jul 20: Milton Keynes International festival
Jul 21: London Union Chapel
Jul 23: Gateshead SummerTyne festival