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Pete contributes to Artists for Grenfell charity single

June 21, 2017

Pete contributes to Artists for Grenfell charity single

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey have contributed guitar and vocals to the Artists for Grenfell benefit single “Bridge Over Troubled Water” in support of the victims of the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in West London, near Shepherd’s Bush last week. They joined over 50 artists who gave their time...

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Classic Quadrophenia comes to America!

June 6, 2017

Classic Quadrophenia comes to America!

Pete Townshend is transporting Classic Quadrophenia to U.S. audiences this September for a series of special performances featuring music legends Pete Townshend, Billy Idol, and acclaimed tenor Alfie Boe. Pete conceptualized an experience unlike any other by presenting a fully orchestrated versio...

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Wishing Pete Townshend a happy birthday!

May 19, 2017

Wishing Pete Townshend a happy birthday!

Happy birthday to Pete Townshend, who turns 72 years old today! Thanks for all the beautiful music and exciting concert performances this year. We wish you many happy returns, and look forward to another active and creative year of your amazing journey!   His eyes are the eyes That transmi...

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Review of new UK stage production of Tommy

May 13, 2017

Review of new UK stage production of Tommy

The ground-breaking new stage production of The Who’s Tommy, presented by the New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich in co-production with Ramps On The Moon, is currently touring the UK. As reported earlier, Pete has contributed a new song for the Acid Queen character, as well as a new version of Amazing Journe...

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Solo studio albums released on limited edition coloured vinyl

May 11, 2017

Solo studio albums released on limited edition coloured vinyl

Pete Townshend has released his 7 solo studio albums on limited edition heavyweight 180 gram coloured vinyl. Each album has been remastered at half-speed at Abbey Road Studios in London, and includes the original artwork and inserts such as posters and booklets. These vinyl albums sound and look fa...

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Pete performs 3 song set at Symfunny charity show

April 20, 2017

Pete performs 3 song set at Symfunny charity show

Pete Townshend gave a stunning performance Wednesday night at the Symfunny No. 2 charity concert in London's Royal Albert Hall to benefit Parkinson’s UK. The show was hosted by Jason Manford, and featured an evening of music and comedy. Pete performed I’m One on acoustic guitar, the extremely rare F...

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The Who UK Tommy plus hits mini-tour a big success!

April 13, 2017

The Who UK Tommy plus hits mini-tour a big success!

The Who wrapped up their UK mini-tour this week, which included a couple of nights in their hometown of London, before travelling up North to hit Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, Sheffield, then finishing up in Birmingham Wednesday night. The tour began with two special performances of Tommy to celeb...

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Pete contributes new song for UK production of Tommy

March 15, 2017

Pete contributes new song for UK production of Tommy

Pete Townshend has penned a new song “Acid Queen 2” for an upcoming UK touring production of his musical Tommy that opens in Ipswich on March 30. The show will be staged by the New Wolsey Theatre in co-production with Ramps On The Moon, featuring a cast of 22 performers and musicians that will inc...

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The Who schedule summer shows in Las Vegas

March 13, 2017

The Who schedule summer shows in Las Vegas

The Who announced today that they will launch their exclusive Las Vegas residency this summer at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace with 6 summer shows that are scheduled for July 29, Aug 1, 4, 7, 9, 11.  One of rock's most legendary and defining bands, The Who joins Elton John, Rod Stewart and ...

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Auto Destructive Art pioneer Gustav Metzger has died

March 2, 2017

Auto Destructive Art pioneer Gustav Metzger has died

Gustav Metzger, the German artist and political activist best known for developing the concept of Auto Destructive Art, has passed away in London at the age of 90. Metzger created new art in the auto-destruction of objects, such as throwing acid over a nylon sheet, causing it to disintegrate. "The...

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Pete to perform at Parkinson’s UK charity event

February 18, 2017

Pete to perform at Parkinson’s UK charity event

Pete Townshend will take part in the Symfunny No. 2 benefit show, an evening of music and comedy to help raise funds for Parkinson’s UK, which will be held at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday, 19 April 2017. Pete will perform select songs, accompanied by the specially created Symfunny Orchestra an...

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The Who plan 2017 shows in North and South America

February 4, 2017

The Who plan 2017 shows in North and South America

The Who’s manager Bill Curbishley discussed plans for upcoming shows in North America and South America in a recent interview with the BBC. This is exciting news, as it will be the first time The Who will play in South America! According to Curbishley, they are putting together a tour that includes ...

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Pete to work with Max Hole on upcoming solo releases

January 19, 2017

Pete to work with Max Hole on upcoming solo releases

Pete Townshend will be teaming up with Max Hole, a longtime friend and former Universal Music Group International CEO, to work on repackaging his solo catalog in 2017, putting together a new Scoop album of unreleased demos, and releasing new solo music projects in the future. Mr. Hole will provide s...

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