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New trailers for The Seeker musical!

April 18, 2018

New trailers for The Seeker musical!

A couple of video trailers have been posted for The Seeker, a new musical composed by Rachel Fuller, and featuring Pete Townshend who will perform the role of the Ferryman. The project was inspired by the Herman Hesse book Siddhartha, which was the inspiration for a couple of songs that Pete wrote...

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New William Snyder photo book about The Who!

April 11, 2018

New William Snyder photo book about The Who!

We are excited to announce that long time Who photographer William Snyder will be releasing “Join Together (With the Band)”, a book of photos that he has taken of Pete Townshend and The Who over the past few decades, and his personal story with the band. Eddie Vedder has written the forward, and 5...

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Pete plays guitar on new Roger Daltrey album!

March 29, 2018

Pete plays guitar on new Roger Daltrey album!

Pete Townshend has contributed guitar tracks to 7 songs on Roger Daltrey’s upcoming solo album “As Long As I Have You” which is due to hit stores on June 1. Pete’s distinctive rhythmic guitar will intermingle with the lead guitar tracks played by Sean Genockey. Also featured on the album are long ...

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Interview with Simon Townshend On The Roof

March 22, 2018

Interview with Simon Townshend On The Roof

  A couple years ago, Pete’s brother Simon Townshend sat down with Scott Phelan for an in-depth chat about a wide range of topics, including his musical family upbringing, working with Pete and The Who over the years, and his solo career. Simon also gave a stunning performance of his beautif...

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Who Came First 45th Anniversary Remastered Deluxe Edition

February 20, 2018

Who Came First 45th Anniversary Remastered Deluxe Edition

We are super excited to announce that Pete Townshend will be releasing a special expanded deluxe edition of Who Came First on April 20 to celebrate the 45th anniversary of his first solo album! This double CD set features tracks from the album (released in October 1972), which have been remastered...

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The Who Live at Fillmore East 1968 gets official release

February 20, 2018

The Who Live at Fillmore East 1968 gets official release

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of their April 6th 1968 performance at the Fillmore East in New York, The Who are releasing a recording of the show on CD and vinyl. Bootlegs of this show have been circulating for years, so it is exciting news that this classic recording has finally been restored...

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Pete writes new song for Elkie Brooks

December 4, 2017

Pete writes new song for Elkie Brooks

Pete Townshend has composed a brand new song entitled “Go Girl” for iconic English singer Elkie Brooks, which will be released on her upcoming studio album that is currently in development. In a recent interview with Music-News.com, Elkie discussed how Pete came to be involved with the project. “My ...

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Pete unites with legendary rock stars in new art exhibition

November 15, 2017

Pete unites with legendary rock stars in new art exhibition

Pete Townshend has joined a group of over 60 rock legends to participate in a special fundraising multimedia art installation to help raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer America. The Adoration Trilogy: In Search of Apollo exhibition was organized by Roger Daltrey, who collaborated w...

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Pete to perform in brand new production The Seeker in 2018!

October 7, 2017

Pete to perform in brand new production The Seeker in 2018!

Pete Townshend has announced that he will be acting and singing in The Seeker, taking on the role of the Ferryman in a brand new theatrical production with music and lyrics composed by Rachel Fuller and a story written by playwright Jesse Cameron Alick. Pete will also be featured on The Seeker album...

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The Who in South America

October 2, 2017

The Who in South America

The Who wrapped up their whirlwind mini-tour of South American stadium shows on Sunday night with a powerhouse performance in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The tour included three shows in Brazil where they played at the Trip Festival in São Paulo, the Rock in Rio Festival in Rio de Janeiro with crowds...

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Pete makes generous donation to the people of Barbuda

September 23, 2017

Pete Townshend asked us to post the following announcement for him: FROM ROCK IN RIO...  I have now donated $150,000 via my charity Double O to the people and community of Barbuda. I want them to know we are thinking of them, we love them, and we will help in every way we can. They are a small...

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Classic Quadrophenia final show at the Greek

September 20, 2017

Classic Quadrophenia final show at the Greek

Pete Townshend wrapped up his US mini-tour of Classic Quadrophenia with a stunning performance at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Saturday night, September 16th. The setting of the classical outdoor amphitheatre in Griffith Park was the perfect venue for this wonderful production, as the casua...

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Classic Quadrophenia charity show in Chicago

September 14, 2017

Classic Quadrophenia charity show in Chicago

Eddie Vedder joined Pete Townshend, Billy Idol, and Alfie Boe for a special charity performance of Classic Quadrophenia at the Rosemont Theatre in Chicago last night. The show, which was led by conductor Robert Ziegler and featured the Chicagoland Pops Orchestra and the Chicago Children’s Choir, h...

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Classic Quadrophenia at the Met

September 12, 2017

Classic Quadrophenia at the Met

Pete Townshend’s Classic Quadrophenia tour made a stop in New York City over the weekend for a couple of shows at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center on September 9th and 10th. The shows were conducted by Robert Ziegler, who led an outstanding orchestra that was hand picked for the occa...

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Pete Townshend and Alfie Boe perform on the Tonight Show

September 9, 2017

Pete Townshend and Alfie Boe perform on the Tonight Show

Pete Townshend and Alfie Boe performed Love Reign O’er Me from Classic Quadrophenia on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night, accompanied by The Roots and an orchestra. The show kicked off a weekend of Classic Quad in New York City, where Pete and Alfie will perform at the Metropolitan Ope...

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Classic Quadrophenia hits Tanglewood!

September 3, 2017

Classic Quadrophenia hits Tanglewood!

Pete Townshend’s brief five show US tour of Classic Quadrophenia kicked off last night, with a glorious performance at the historic Tanglewood music venue in Lenox, Mass, where The Who performed Tommy back in 1969. This orchestrated version of Quadrophenia, that was brilliantly scored by Pete’s wi...

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