News 2013

Pete donates sailing dinghies to Antigua’s NSAA

January 15, 2013

Pete made a very generous personal donation to the National Sailing Academy of Antigua last Friday, when he presented th... Read more

Pete receives top honors in Guitar World poll

January 18, 2013

Pete has been entered into the Guitar World Hall of Fame as the winner of the 2012 readers Poll. He is featured on the c... Read more

Grammy Museum book signing Jan 30

January 24, 2013

Members of the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles will have the opportunity to attend a book signing that is scheduled to take... Read more

Pete received Les Paul award at 2013 NAMM Show

January 27, 2013

Pete was presented with the Les Paul award at the TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio that was held at the 2013 NAMM ... Read more

Pete and Roger on BBC Breakfast

January 30, 2013

Pete and Roger were featured on BBC1 Breakfast on January 29, following the announcement of the Who's upcoming European ... Read more

Philly book event serialized on Huff Post

February 4, 2013

The Huffington Post blog kicked off a 4 part feature that includes a serialized video of Pete's appearance at the Philad... Read more

Pete chats about Ireland tour

February 11, 2013

Pete discussed the upcoming Ireland concerts with the Irish promoters at MCD Productions while backstage at a recent con... Read more

The Who end North American tour with benefit show

March 1, 2013

After wrapping up their North American Quadrophenia tour in Providence, The Who gave one last performance at the Theater... Read more

New interview with Pete on Spinner

March 11, 2013

During the US tour, Pete was interviewed by Karen Bliss for Spinner. There are some good quotes as he talks about his au... Read more

Behind the scene details of the Quad Tour

March 21, 2013

If you have ever wondered about what goes on with the technical wizardry that is required to put on a big rock concert, ... Read more

Pete in May issue of Uncut magazine

March 28, 2013

Pete is featured on the cover of the May issue of Uncut. There is a six page article where Pete chats about the wild ear... Read more

New interviews with MSN and LeParisien

April 4, 2013

Promotion for Pete’s book continues with a couple of new articles. There is a great interview with Pete up on entertainm... Read more

Tommy musical comes to Stratford Festival in Ontario

April 5, 2013

Des McAnuff, the Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival, will be reuniting with his original 1993 Tony award winnin... Read more

Samaritan Mag covers Pete’s charity history

April 16, 2013

There is an excellent new article in Samaritan Mag that outlines Pete's philanthropy work, including details of the Doub... Read more

Previews of Tommy musical kick off at Stratford Festival

May 5, 2013

The revived musical stage production of Tommy began previews at the Stratford Festival yesterday, and is scheduled to ru... Read more

New Quadrophenia stage productions page is up!

May 8, 2013

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the UK stage production of Quadrophenia, which opened on May 9, 2009 at the Theatr... Read more

Pete joins Tommy cast for the curtain call last night!

May 15, 2013

The previews of Tommy at the Stratford Festival in Ontario have been a huge success so far, and the audience was treated... Read more

New interviews in Toronto Star and CBC

May 16, 2013

Pete has been busy this past week on his visit to Ontario to help promote the Stratford Festival production of Tommy.&nb... Read more

Happy birthday Pete!

May 19, 2013

Many happy returns!  We all love ya!!! ... Read more

Pete's interview with Giant FM on video

May 23, 2013

Pete Townshend recently sat down backstage at the Stratford Festival with Mike Tyler, the afternoon drive guy on Giant F... Read more

Opening night of Tommy at the Stratford Festival

May 30, 2013

After weeks of preview performances, the Des McAnuff production of Tommy officially opens tonight at the Avon Theatre in... Read more

Twentieth anniversary of Psychoderelict!

June 4, 2013

Psychoderelict was released in the UK twenty years ago on June 4, 1993, with a US release date of June 15. To celebrate... Read more

Interview on BBC World News

June 7, 2013

To help promote the Quadrophenia European tour that kicks off on June 8, there will be a 30 minute program on the BBC Wo... Read more

The Who Quadrophenia European tour kicks off!

June 11, 2013

The European leg of the Quadrophenia tour got off to a great start this week with a couple of shows in Ireland before th... Read more

New Irish Jack story about Dublin!

June 19, 2013

Irish Jack has very kindly contributed a fabulous story to to help celebrate the recent Who performanc... Read more

Happy birthday to The Iron Man!

June 27, 2013

The studio album of The Iron Man: The Musical by Pete Townshend was released 24 years ago on June 27, 1989. The musical ... Read more

Pete chats about TubeTraps

June 30, 2013

For those of you who have gone to a recent Who show, you may have wondered about the big black tubes that are arranged a... Read more

Quadrophenia tour ends with Double O benefit show

July 9, 2013

The Who wrapped up their European tour last night at Wembley Arena with a show to benefit Pete’s Double O charity, in su... Read more

Kids from Livewire Youth Music visit Pete in Liverpool

July 16, 2013

A group of members from the Livewire Youth Music charity in Saltash, Cornwall had the opportunity of a lifetime a couple... Read more

Pete guests on new Roy Harper album

July 28, 2013

Pete is one of the featured guest artists on legendary folk artist Roy Harper’s upcoming album entitled Man & Myth, ... Read more

Pete discusses One Direction controversy

August 15, 2013

There has been a fair amount of discussion across the social media sites regarding the new single by One Direction entit... Read more

Who I Am is now available in paperback

August 31, 2013

Pete Townshend’s critically acclaimed best selling autobiography ‘Who I Am’ is now out in paperback, sporting different ... Read more

Pete in Menorca sailboat regata

September 3, 2013

Pete participated in the Panerai Trophy classic yachts race over the weekend in Menorca, a beautiful Island off the coas... Read more

Rockers on Broadway to honor Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff

October 4, 2013

ROCKERS ON BROADWAY will celebrate 20 years with a charity concert at SoHo’s le Poisson Rouge on Bleeker Street, NYC on ... Read more

Pete picks up a couple more BMI awards for CSI

October 17, 2013

Pete Townshend was presented with BMI TV Music awards for CSI and CSI: NY at the 2013 BMI London Awards that were held o... Read more

Pete attends launch event for new Tommy box set and documentary

October 23, 2013

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey hit the red carpet at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith yesterday to talk to the pre... Read more

Trailer and interview for new Tommy documentary

October 24, 2013

Here is a short preview of "Sensation: The Story of The Who's Tommy", a new documentary which airs October 25, 26 and 28... Read more

Pete Townshend speaks of Meher Baba - a new history page!

November 9, 2013

The teachings of Indian spiritual master Meher Baba were a heavy influence on Pete Townshend during his peak creative pe... Read more

New interview with Pete on BBC Radio 6

November 13, 2013

Pete sat down with Matt Everitt at his studio in Richmond to chat about the new Tommy box set, a 50th Anniversary tour w... Read more

Pete appears in Peter Blake special on BBC

November 26, 2013

Pete contributed to the BBC documentary "Under Milk Wood in Pictures: Peter Blake Does Dylan", which aired November 25 o... Read more

Pete featured in article on history of Marshall Stacks

December 5, 2013

Premier Guitar has posted an article about the history of the Marshall Amplifier, and how Pete Townshend contributed to ... Read more

History page about IN THE ATTIC is up!

December 16, 2013

IN THE ATTIC was a musical chat internet show that was webcast live and streamed weekly on Towser TV, a 24 hour web chan... Read more

Pete discusses John Fahey on new DVD release

January 2, 2014

Pete Townshend is one of the featured artists in the documentary In Search of Blind Joe Death, The Saga of John Fahey, w... Read more

Pete to speak at Ealing Music and Film Valentine Festival

January 10, 2014

Pete is returning to his home town in West London to give a talk at the Ealing Music and Film Valentine Festival on Sund... Read more

Lambert & Stamp documentary premiers at Sundance

January 29, 2014

Pete is featured in the Lambert & Stamp documentary that was World premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Januar... Read more

New history page about the Lifehouse Method

February 13, 2014

In 2007, Pete Townshend launched the Lifehouse Method, which was a software system designed to generate unique pieces of... Read more

The Who fan websites document a rich history

March 1, 2014

As The Who celebrate their 50th anniversary this year, we wanted to call attention to the dedicated work of Who fans and... Read more

Pete quote displayed at Donald Pass art exhibit

March 15, 2014

There is a new exhibition of the work of late visionary artist Donald Pass on display at the American Visionary Art Muse... Read more

New Simon Townshend album and tour

April 2, 2014

Pete Townshend’s brother Simon is kicking off a tour of the US next week, following the release of his new album “Denial... Read more

New song by Pete for The Americans TV show

April 4, 2014

Pete Townshend has written a new song “It Must Be Done” for the TV series “The Americans”. It is scheduled to be broadca... Read more

New Pete Townshend Gigography is up

April 14, 2014

A new Gigography section with history pages of Pete’s concerts has been added to this website! We will focus mainly on ... Read more

Pete and Roger to reunite with Kenney Jones for charity concert

May 12, 2014

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey will be performing at the Rock n Horsepower charity concert that Kenney Jones is hostin... Read more

Happy birthday to Pete Townshend!

May 19, 2014

Best wishes to Pete on his 69th birthday! ... Read more

The Who release Quadrophenia: Live in London

June 9, 2014

The Who completed their critically acclaimed tour of Quadrophenia on July 8, 2013 at the Wembley Arena with a benefit sh... Read more

The Who perform with Kenney Jones at Rock n Horsepower charity

June 16, 2014

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey reunited with their friend and old band mate Kenney Jones to help raise money and aware... Read more

New interviews with creative team of Quadrophenia musical

June 26, 2014

This summer marks the 5th anniversary of the stage production of Quadrophenia, which toured the UK between May and Octob... Read more

The Who announce 50th anniversary UK tour

June 30, 2014

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey held a press conference today (June 30) at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London, to annou... Read more

New 1980’s solo gigography page is up

July 7, 2014

A new history page for Pete Townshend's solo gigs and special guest appearances in the 1980’s is now up in the Gigograph... Read more

10 year anniversary of Pete’s final guitar smash

July 24, 2014

On July 24, 2004, The Who closed the Yokohama show with an explosive performance of a medley from Tommy, which came to a... Read more

The Who planning new Mods and Rockers TV series

July 30, 2014

Plans may be underway for a new TV series called Mods and Rockers that is about London’s music scene in the 1960’s. Pete... Read more

The Who are looking for archival recordings

August 15, 2014

The Who are reaching out to fans and collectors around the world, in the hopes of finding rare and lost recordings and o... Read more

The Who to perform on Stand Up to Cancer charity event airing Sept 5

August 20, 2014

The Who will be performing on September 2nd at a special charity event in London to help raise money for cancer resear... Read more

New book on the early days of The Who hits the bookshelves this week

September 14, 2014

Pete Townshend was once asked how he prepared himself for The Who’s violent live performances. His answer? ‘Pretend you’... Read more

New track by The Who, Be Lucky!

September 25, 2014

Pete Townshend has written a new single for The Who, called Be Lucky. The song was recorded this summer at British Grove... Read more

The Who announce North American tour

October 10, 2014

The Who have announced the 2015 North American dates for The Who Hits 50 anniversary tour that kicks off in Ireland and... Read more

Orchestrated Quadrophenia!

November 4, 2014

Pete Townshend recently attended a studio session with the London Oriana Choir at Air Studios in London, where work is u... Read more

New interview with Irish Jack

November 7, 2014

On the 16th of November this year, a blue plaque for The Who will be placed at the Goldhawk Club in Shepherd's Bush, Lo... Read more

The Who honoured with blue plaque at Goldhawk Club

November 16, 2014

A special Blue Plaque in honour of The Who was unveiled by the Heritage Foundation today at the legendary Shepherd's Bus... Read more

Play it Loud: The Story of the Marshall Amp

November 29, 2014

Pete Townshend is featured in an excellent new documentary on the history of the Marshall amplifier that aired last nigh... Read more

Pete Townshend’s Classic Quadrophenia

December 1, 2014

Pete Townshend has created a new orchestral version of one of The Who’s landmark albums – ‘Quadrophenia’. The new inca... Read more

The Who wrap up UK leg of tour early

December 17, 2014

The final two shows in London that were scheduled for Dec 17 and 18  have been postponed to March 22 and 23, due to... Read more

Pete Townshend - an extended interview by Mark Blake

December 30, 2014

To research his excellent new book PRETEND YOU’RE IN A WAR: THE WHO & THE SIXTIES, author Mark Blake interviewed nea... Read more

MusiCares benefit concert to honor Pete Townshend

February 6, 2015

Pete Townshend will be honored at the 11th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert at the Best Buy Theatre in New York... Read more

Pete Townshend solo catalogue is now available in digital formats

February 24, 2015

Pete Townshend's solo catalogue has been released this week in digital formats, and is now available for download and st... Read more

Attic Jam and Barnes & Noble concert pages are up!

March 5, 2015

Pete Townshend and Rachel Fuller performed at a series of intimate Attic Jam concerts from 2005 to 2008, starting in Lon... Read more

The Who hits London!

March 31, 2015

The Who returned to their hometown of London to perform the last shows of the UK leg of The Who Hits 50 tour that were p... Read more

Lambert & Stamp film opens in US

April 3, 2015

Lambert & Stamp, the critically acclaimed documentary about Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp, The Who’s management team w... Read more

Pete Townshend and Eddie Vedder to perform at TCA charity event!

April 13, 2015

Pete Townshend and Eddie Vedder will be performing together at a concert to benefit Teen Cancer America. The show will... Read more

New video trailer for Classic Quadrophenia!

May 6, 2015

The official trailer for Pete Townshend’s Classic Quadrophenia has been released by Deutsche Grammophon. The video featu... Read more

Pete Townshend records new tracks in Nashville!

May 14, 2015

Pete Townshend made good use of his break from The Who tour last week, following the postponement of 3 shows after Roger... Read more

Pete Townshend and friends perform charity show for TCA in Chicago

May 15, 2015

Pete Townshend teamed up with Eddie Vedder, Joe Walsh, Joan Jett, Rick Nielsen and Simon Townshend last night for a fant... Read more

Brand new tracks released on Truancy: The Very Best of Pete Townshend

May 18, 2015

Pete Townshend is releasing Truancy: The Very Best of Pete Townshend, a 17-track solo compilation that contains a coup... Read more

Happy 70th birthday Pete!!!

May 19, 2015

Thank you for over 50 years of amazing music, and for providing a soundtrack and voice for our generation! I listened... Read more

Pete and Rachel interview and CD signing at NY Barnes & Noble!

May 26, 2015

Pete Townshend and Rachel Fuller will be making a special appearance at the Union Square Barnes & Noble book store i... Read more

Pete and Roger sign SG guitar for charity auction!

May 28, 2015

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey signed a custom Epiphone SG-Special guitar before The Who concert on Tuesday night at t... Read more

Pete Townshend receives award at MusiCares benefit show in NY!

May 29, 2015

Pete Townshend received the Stevie Ray Vaughan award at the 11th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert at the Best B... Read more

Pete and Rachel discuss Classic Quadrophenia at NY Barnes & Noble

May 31, 2015

Pete Townshend and Rachel Fuller made an in-store appearance at the Union Square Barnes & Noble book store in New ... Read more

Classic Quad is released - new Pete interview!

June 10, 2015

Pete Townshend released Classic Quadrophenia on Deutsche Grammaphon this week. The deluxe edition includes the complete ... Read more

Chameleon – a brand new song co-written by Pete and Ronnie Lane’s wife Kate!

June 17, 2015

Pete Townshend plays guitar and sings with Des Horsfall on 'Chameleon', a brand new song that will be released on Horsfa... Read more

Classic Quadrophenia - Royal Albert Hall

July 5, 2015

Pete Townshend's World premier of Classic Quadrophenia at the Royal Albert Hall on July 5, 2015. Musicians Alfie Boe... Read more

The Who’s summer tour – short but sweet!

July 5, 2015

The Who wrapped up their 2 week European leg of The Who Hits 50 tour on a high note Thursday night with a rousing show a... Read more

Classic Quadrophenia World premier a huge success!

July 8, 2015

Pete Townshend premiered his Classic Quadrophenia to a sold out audience at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Sunday ni... Read more

Pete records new song with Jean-Michel Jarre!

August 31, 2015

Pete Townshend has collaborated with French composer and legendary electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre on a new ... Read more

Best wishes to Roger Daltrey - get well soon!

September 18, 2015

The Who have announced that they are postponing the autumn North American dates of The Who Hits 50 tour to next spring 2... Read more

Pete sends message to fans at iHeartRadio concert

September 19, 2015

The Who were scheduled to perform at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival on September 18, but had to cancel their appear... Read more

The Who reschedule North American tour dates

September 30, 2015

The Who have announced the new concert dates for the postponed North American fall shows of The Who Hits 50 tour. The ne... Read more

The Who in Hyde Park special theatre event this week!

October 6, 2015

Be sure to catch The Who’s Hyde Park concert on the big screen, when it hits theatres for a special worldwide cinema eve... Read more

Listen to Travelator Part 2 by Pete Townshend and Jean-Michel Jarre!

October 16, 2015

Here is a sneak peak at Travelator Part 2, the brand new song by Jean-Michel Jarre and Pete Townshend that is featured... Read more

Pete Townshend discusses using Audient consoles in his recording studio

November 9, 2015

Pete Townshend has given a glowing endorsement for Audient consoles in a video that was shot in one of his small home ... Read more

Classic Quadrophenia premieres on PBS

November 27, 2015

Pete Townshend's Classic Quadrophenia Live From The Royal Albert Hall premieres on PBS stations beginning November 28, 2... Read more

Check out our new 1990’s solo gigography page!

December 11, 2015

A new history page for Pete Townshend’s solo gigs from the 1990’s is now up in the Gigography section! The article featu... Read more

Pete Townshend posts heartfelt tribute to David Bowie

January 12, 2016

Pete Townshend has issued a lovely statement about his longtime friend David Bowie. In his blog posted on yes... Read more

Pete records new acoustic songs in a studio near Detroit!

February 28, 2016

Pete Townshend booked into The 45 Factory in Waterford, Michigan on Friday night to cut a few tracks for an acoustic pro... Read more

The Who hit New York!

March 5, 2016

The final leg of the Who Hits 50 tour got off to an excellent start last week, as Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey cappe... Read more

Who Cares and Teen Cancer America launch new lounge at Memorial Sloan Kettering in NYC

March 21, 2016

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey attended the launch of The Lounge at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New ... Read more

In fond memory of Andy 'Thunderclap' Newman

March 30, 2016

We are sad to announce that Andy "Thunderclap" Newman has passed away this week. Andy was the keyboard player of the 196... Read more

The Who to play Desert Trip festival in October!

May 3, 2016

After weeks of rumours and speculation followed by sound bite videos from the artists mysteriously proclaiming “October”... Read more

Happy 71st birthday Pete!

May 19, 2016

Happy birthday to Pete Townshend, who turns 71 years young today! Pete has been showing us all how to live our lives to... Read more

Pete and Roger receive Gershwin Award at UCLA Spring Sing

May 30, 2016

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey were the recipients of the prestigious George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Music... Read more

The Who perform private charity show to raise funds for TCA

June 3, 2016

The Who closed out their North American leg of The Who Hits 50 tour with “Who Cares About The Next Generation”, a privat... Read more

New Pete Townshend Limited Edition Stratocaster!

July 20, 2016

Fender Custom Shop have announced an upcoming release of the Limited Edition Pete Townshend Stratocaster. Pete has been ... Read more

The Who to perform acoustic Tommy at 100th TCT show

July 29, 2016

Next spring marks the 100th show to support Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall, where Roger Daltrey and Pete ... Read more

Pete Townshend Deep End concert to be released in September

August 18, 2016

Eagle Rock Entertainment have announced the release of Pete Townshend’s Deep End: Face The Face, the 1986 solo performan... Read more

The Who featured on new Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame vinyl release

August 26, 2016

The Who’s 1990 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony performance of Pinball Wizard will be released on "Rock &... Read more

The Who hits Europe!

September 20, 2016

The Who tour rolled through Europe this past week, wrapping up a whirlwind 5 show mini tour in Milan, Italy Monday night... Read more

Desert Trip Festival a huge success!

October 19, 2016

The Who turned in smoking hot performances at the Desert Trip Festival in Indio, California on October 9 & 16, headl... Read more

Exclusive new interview with Tim Gorman!

November 13, 2016

Tim Gorman has the distinction of being one of the few keyboard players who has both recorded and toured with The Who. I... Read more

Pete releases set of demos for My Generation box set

December 3, 2016

Pete Townshend has released a set of 11 demos that he recorded in his home studio in 1964-65 for The Who’s new “My Gener... Read more

Pete to work with Max Hole on upcoming solo releases

January 19, 2017

Pete Townshend will be teaming up with Max Hole, a longtime friend and former Universal Music Group International CEO, t... Read more

The Who plan 2017 shows in North and South America

February 4, 2017

The Who’s manager Bill Curbishley discussed plans for upcoming shows in North America and South America in a recent inte... Read more

Pete to perform at Parkinson’s UK charity event

February 18, 2017

Pete Townshend will take part in the Symfunny No. 2 benefit show, an evening of music and comedy to help raise funds for... Read more

Auto Destructive Art pioneer Gustav Metzger has died

March 2, 2017

Gustav Metzger, the German artist and political activist best known for developing the concept of Auto Destructive Art... Read more

The Who schedule summer shows in Las Vegas

March 13, 2017

The Who announced today that they will launch their exclusive Las Vegas residency this summer at The Colosseum at Caes... Read more

Pete contributes new song for UK production of Tommy

March 15, 2017

Pete Townshend has penned a new song “Acid Queen 2” for an upcoming UK touring production of his musical Tommy that op... Read more

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

April 13, 2017

The Who wrapped up their UK mini-tour this week, which included a couple of nights in their hometown of London, before t... Read more

Pete performs 3 song set at Symfunny charity show

April 20, 2017

Pete Townshend gave a stunning performance Wednesday night at the Symfunny No. 2 charity concert in London's Royal Alber... Read more