Published Jul 26, 2011While Roger Daltrey's current solo tour centering on the Who's classic rock opera Tommy sees him performing without longtime collaborator Pete Townshend, the pair will reunite next year to tour another of their iconic albums: 1973's Quadrophenia.
In a recent blog post, the guitarist described why he wasn't currently rocking with Roger on the Tommy tour, but added that the Who has some big plans next year.
"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," Townshend wrote. "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."
To coincide with the proposed concert schedule, Townshend has been working on remastering the epic set for a 2012 re-release.
"I have computer systems in my studio that have helped me do my engineering work on the forthcoming Quadrophenia release," he continued. "I have had assistance from younger forensic engineers and mastering engineers to help me clean up the high frequencies that are out of my range. The same computer systems work wonderfully well on stage, proving to be perfect for me when The Who performed at the Super Bowl and doing Quadrophenia for TCT at the Royal Albert Hall in 2010."
While the Who originally toured the record in 1973, dates had to be cut short when the backing tracks needed to perform the complex compositions repeatedly jammed and halted shows. A successful reunion tour in 1996 saw the band playing the album in full for the first time, while they also played the entire piece at London's Royal Albert Hall last year.
Thanks to Rolling Stone for the tip.