FANS of The Who will be delighted to learn that a major UK tour this autumn, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the famous group’s classic album, Tommy, brings one of the country’s leading tribute bands to the county.

The celebration will see The Goldhawks performing on Saturday, November 9, at the Forum Theatre in Malvern, with Tommy - The Album Live.

The group themselves are an international eight-piece band and they will bring The Who’s iconic masterpiece to life and recreated for the stage.

The Goldhawks will provide all the emotions, tension and raw power that the music demands. Especially as the show features a masterful replication of The Who’s iconic sound, backed with exciting, extra-large screen projection and some archival footage of the band themselves.

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 in 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.  It of course features hits such as The Acid Queen’, I’m Free and See Me Feel Me.

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 acclaimed as the world’s number one tribute to The Who, with many accolades from friends and family of the group themselves.

Working in various outfits, touring and meeting up once in a while they realised they were all ardent fans of one of the best bands in the world.

From there it was an easy decision, to only play their favourite music. The Goldhawks were born, and they’ve never looked back and have only 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.

Next year the group will be on a follow up tour with Then and Now - The Who's Greatest Hits! - from spring.