Pete Townshend Working on New Musical About Aging, Planning to Release It as New Who Album in 2010
Published Aug 25, 2009If U2 are allowed to do a stage production about Spider-Man, surely we can accept a new musical from Pete Townshend.
According to the 64-year-old rock legend, he's in the midst of writing a new musical work, telling fans that it will be released as a new Who record in 2010. The subject of said musical? Aging, which we're guessing Townshend and his fellow rock granddads must know a thing or two about.
Via Townshend's blog, the guitarist/songwriter explained that the film is called Floss and will tell the story of a pub rock musician and his troubled relationship with his wife.
"Floss is an ambitious new project for me, in the style of Tommy and Quadrophenia," Townshend writes. "In this case, the songs are interspersed with surround-sound 'soundscapes' featuring complex sound-effects and musical montages."
He goes on to say the musical will become the next Who record, which could be released sometime in 2010. He also said it would become a travelling roadshow come 2011.
"Floss will be a son-et-lumiére musical piece, intended for outdoor performance, or arenas," Townshend writes. "Floss will be heard in concert for the first time in 2011."
The venues and dates have yet to be announced for the upcoming tour but if Townshend is already thinking this far ahead with the musical, we're assuming he must be making a lot of headway. Although we're not entirely sure why it's called Floss.