The Who Unveil Tour Plans For 2011
aaamusic | On 08, Jul 2010
The Who have announced that they are currently planning a tour for spring 2011.
In an interview with Billboard.com, frontman Roger Daltrey revealed they definitely don’t want to stop playing live.
“We’re just working out what to do next,” he said. “We’ve got ideas, we’re looking on probably being out there, hopefully if all goes well, in the spring of next year. We definitely don’t want to stop. We feel it’s the role of the artist to go all the way through life ’til you can’t do it anymore.”
Set to incorporate the band’s 1973 rock opera Quadrophenia into the show, the frontman insisted that they need to resolve a few hitches before hitting the road.
“There are issues with it to make it work at our age,” he admitted. “I’m 16 years older than when we last did it and I always had a bit of a problem as far as the crowd was concerned, with the way we were presenting the show, the way our position within the piece was explained.”
He added: “For the newcomers, it was narratively a bit of a puzzle, what Pete and I were to this guy on the screen. It needs a revamp. It would be dated to put it out as it is now. We need to fix that area, but I know how to do it.”
The group’s first gig-run since 2007, Daltrey went on to reveal that Pete Townshend’s severe tinnitus problems are being taken care of.
“It’s nothing that can’t be sorted out, just different monitor systems, different onstage volume, which is where the issue is,” he explained. “Pete being the addictive character he is, if he gets carried away he tends to turn up his volume to the odd levels, and that’s when it causes the trouble. That’s one of the problems with rock ‘n’ roll, once the old adrenaline kicks in.”