Writing last week in his blog on TheWho.com, Towshend was commenting on why he didn’t join Daltrey on the latter’s current “Tommy” tour.
“The reason I am not on the road with Roger is that this is entirely Roger’s adventure, one that is bringing him great joy. I don’t belong on this Tommy Tour. I wish him well, sincerely, and I look forward to playing with Roger again doing Quadrophenia next year.
Townshend posted a message on his blog in early June saying he was working on a deluxe version of the classic 1973 album. In 1996 The Who launched a Quadrophenia tour that stretched well into 1997.
Aside from talking about playing Quadrophenia in 2012, Towshend commented on his longtime hearing problems.
“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,” wrote Towshend. I have computer systems in my studio that have helped me do my engineering work on the forthcoming Quadrophenia release. I have had assistance from younger forensic engineers and mastering engineers to help me clean up the high frequencies that re out of my range.”
Townshend also remarked that the same computer systems “worked wonderfully well on stage” and were “perfect” for him last year when The Who played the Super Bowl halftime show and performed Quadrophenia for the Teenage Cancer Trust benefit at the Royal Albert Hall.
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