As previously reported, The Who’s Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend have been working on different projects, both involving some of the band’s more celebrated material. The former is in the middle of a world tour where he is revisiting the 1969 rock opera Tommy. The latter has been restoring his personal demos of the band’s 1973 album Quadrophenia, which will be released in a box set. According to Gigwise, the end result of Townshend’s efforts will come just days after Daltrey caps off his world tour. In even better news, the two plan to reunite in 2012 and tour behind the release.
Due for release on November 14th, the Quadrophenia box set will include a re-master of the original double album, Townshends previously unheard demos, an exclusive eight track 5.1 sound DVD, a deluxe hard-back book, previously unseen personal notes, photographs, memorabilia, and other exclusive material.
As for a 2012 tour, Townshend wrote on his blog: The reason I am not on the road with Roger is that this is entirely Rogers adventure, one that is bringing him great joy… I dont belong on this Tommy tour. I wish him well, sincerely, and I look forward to playing with Roger again doing Quadrophenia next year.
Townshend also added that his hearing problems have improved of late. My hearing is actually better than ever. Because after a feedback scare at the O2 Indigo in December 2008 I am taking good care of it. Im 66, I dont have perfect hearing, and if I listen to loud music or go to gigs I do tend to get tinnitus. DONT WE ALL????
We’ll have more details on The Who’s new box set and tour plans once they become available. In the meantime, you can find Daltrey’s remaining Tommy tour dates below.
Roger Daltrey 2011 Tour Dates:
09/13 Hollywood, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock
09/15 Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Pavilion
09/17 Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
09/18 Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
09/21 Philadelphia, PA @ MANN Center
09/23 Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
09/24 Hartford, CT @ XL Center
09/27 Montreal, QC @ Place Des Arts
09/28 Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place
09/30 Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
10/01 Windsor, ON @ The Coliseum at Caesars Windsor
10/05 Minneapolis, MN @ U.S. Bank Theater at Target Center
10/07 Hammond, IN @ Venue at Horseshoe Casino
10/08 St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
10/11 Cedar Park, TX @ Cedar Park Center
10/12 Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre
10/14 Kansas City, MO @ The Midland by AMC
10/16 Broomfield, CO @ 1STBANK Center
10/19 Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia Theatre
10/21 San Jose, CA @ San Jose Civic
10/22 Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
10/24 Portland, OR @ Rose Quarter-Theatre of the Clouds
10/25 Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
10/27 Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
10/29 Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
10/30 Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
11/01 Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Centre
11/02 Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre