Any fans who still happen to have their unused ticket for The Who‘s cancelled 1979 show at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Rhode Island that year will be able to use the stub to attend the band’s scheduled gig there next year.
Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will take their classic rock opera ‘Quadrophenia‘ out on a massive tour of North America beginning this coming November.
The Who have today unveiled the brand new video for their classic single ‘5.15‘, which has been released to promote ‘The Director’s Cut’ Boxset edition of the 1973 rock opera ‘Quadrophenia‘. The video can be viewed below.
The Who’s ridiculously brilliant rendition of ‘A Quick One, While He’s Away’ on the Rock n Roll Circus
The Who guitarist Pete Townshend has revealed Sex Pistols frontman Johnny Rotten was his number one choice for the cult film Quadrophenia.
Townshend was speaking to Music-News after an acoustic performance at the Royal Albert Hall, and said the plans to cast Johnny may have fallen through after a night’s drinking with the director.
The Who guitarist and chief songwriter Pete Townshend has said he believes ‘Quadrophenia‘ is ‘the last definitive Who album’, and along with 1969′s ‘Tommy‘ and 1971′s ‘Who’s Next‘, is one of only three albums the band recorded which he describes as ‘landmark’.
MusicRadar quotes Townshend at yesterday’s media launch of the reissue of ‘Quadrophenia’, during which he gave a frank assessment of The Who’s recording career.
According to the paper. Daltrey will perform The Who’s legendary rock opera ‘Tommy‘ at the festival, with the blessing of his sole surviving bandmate Pete Townshend, who is also due to restart his own touring commitments sometime next year.
With its inspiration largely taken from the mod culture and fashion of the 60s, a youth movement immortalised in the ‘Quadrophenia‘ album and film, the collaboration is undoubtedly a natural one, and Pretty Green have announced their new, limited edition design of the famous ‘Jimmy’ parka, which features on the 1973 album’s sleeve.
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