Pete Townshend Reveals Plans For The Who's 50th Anniversary
Posted by Joseph Lee on 04.16.2014
A new album and tour..
In an interview with Billboard, The Who's Pete Townshend spoke about the band's plans to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The band will tour starting in Christmas of this year, heading into 2015. They will also release a new album. Here are highlights:
On the band's tour: "It will be a world tour. I'm not crazy about going on the road, but I'm in good shape and once I start doing it -- and I'm still very good at it -- I'll take some pleasure from it."
On the possibility of a new album: "I'm trying to [look] through my 20,000 hours of complete and utter disorganized music [to find possible songs]. I'll be pulling some songs out of [his long-gestating project] 'Floss' to give to Roger [Daltrey] to see if we've got enough to make an album. It might be a big waste of time, but I'm hoping there will be an album."
On being ready for the 50th anniversary: "I was ready for the 50th, but it happens when everything else is changing. I'll be 69 in May and all my friends are getting ill or dying. I knew it would happen. I will be happy if I give people something that makes fans happy. It takes some great planning and I hope it opens up other things that we can avail ourselves of."