Roger Daltrey: The Who will tour 2011.

In an interview on the Who’s official website, Roger Daltrey announced two upcoming projects are in the works, including new music and a tour.

Just to be a tease, here’s the jump! Click for more!

Months after the Who’s performance at the Super Bowl Halftime Show (which was met with mixed reaction from the critics — myself, thought it was solid, but I digress), news of the Who’s potential end were flourishing. Beyond age catching up to them (and admitting it), specifics regarding Pete Townshend’s tinnitus and the inability to hear stage monitors live got in the way of going full wind into a tour. A charity performance of Quadrophenia was the only other scheduled event for the Who.

Well, Good news, everyone! Roger Daltrey has announced that the band is in the planning stage to launch a 2011 tour, that will — more likely than not — be based on a singular work with a couple of greatest hits thrown in. While he did not offer any concrete details, naturally, this would be either Tommy (which turns 42 next year) or Quadrophenia. Roger also commented on the hope to do both:

“I would like to be on the road playing as many different kind of shows as we could: maybe doing Quadrophenia one night, do greatest hits the next night…this is what I would like to do. And Tommy…if I could still sing Tommy. That, to me, would be really good fun. And don’t keep going out with the same show every night – the audience would have to take a chance on what show they actually got.”

Additionally, he also reports that Pete Townshend is continuing work on the project known as Floss, and he himself is planning on releasing an album of blues covers, but seeks a well-known guitarist to back him up. He lists Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page as the most likely candidates representing that ilk, and acknowledges that Keith Richards would be too busy with the 50th anniversary Rolling Stones tour.


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