Roger Daltrey has told Billboard.com he plans to return to the live scene with bandmate Pete Townshend in the near future.
Daltrey stated he is looking to get back out on the road in Spring next year, apparently putting to bed rumours that The Who may be forced to finally quit touring due to Pete Townshend’s ongoing problems with tinnitus. “We’re just working out what to do next,” he said. “We’ve got ideas, we’re looking on probably being out there, hopefully if all goes well, in the spring of next year. We definitely don’t want to stop. We feel it’s the role of the artist to go all the way through life ’til you can’t do it anymore.”
The band are planning to incorporate their 1973 rock opera ‘Quadrophenia‘ into the live show, after playing the album in it’s entirety at the recent Teenage Cancer Trust show at London’s Royal Albert Hall. “There are issues with it to make it work at our age,” Daltrey said of the record. “I’m 16 years older than when we last did it and I always had a bit of a problem as far as the crowd was concerned, with the way we were presenting the show, the way our position within the piece was explained. For the newcomers, it was narratively a bit of a puzzle, what Pete and I were to this guy on the screen. It needs a revamp. It would be dated to put it out as it is now. We need to fix that area, but I know how to do it.”
The Who were last on a full-scale tour in 2006-7, which included appearances at the T In The Park and Oxegen festivals.