Townshend Says The Who ‘Quadrophenia’ Tour Coming in 2012
The current solo tour of Roger Daltrey’s centering on “Tommy,” the classic rock opera by the Who, has him performing without Pete Townshend, his longtime collaborator. However next year the two will be reuniting to tour “Quadrophenia,” the iconic album from 1973.
The guitarist in a blog post recently explained why he and Roger weren’t performing together on Daltrey’s “Tommy” tour. However he added that there are big plans in place for the Who for next year.
Townshend wrote, the reason I’m not touring with Roger is because it’s Roger’s adventure entirely. It brings him great joy. For this “Tommy” tour I don’t really belong. Sincerely, I do wish him all the best. I am really looking forward to performing with Roger next year to do “Quadrophenia” once again.
Townshend, to coordinate with the concert schedule that is being proposed, is hard at work remastering “Quadrophenia” to be re-released in 2012.
Townshend continued, in my studio there are computer systems that help with the engineering work for the upcoming release of “Quadrophenia.” Younger mastering engineers and forensic engineers have helped with cleaning up high frequencies out of range for me. The computer systems also work on stage quite well. At the time of The Who’s Super Bowl performance they work perfect for me and also performing “Quadrophenia” in 2010 at Royal Albert Hall.
The Who toured the album originally in 1973. However the dates were cut short after backing tracks that were necessary to perform these complex compositions halted and jammed repeatedly. In 1996 the band had a very successful reunion tour where they performed the album in its entirety for the very first time. Last year they also performed the whole set at Royal Albert Hall in London.