News 2019

The Who plan new album and tour

January 10, 2019

It appears that 2019 is shaping up to be a busy year for The Who! Their manager Bill Curbishley just announced that The ... Read more

Rachel Fuller's new Musical Work to celebrate animals

January 15, 2019

Pete Townshend's wife Rachel Fuller has composed Animal Requiem, a brand new Musical Work which will be premiered in L... Read more

Pete attends event to celebrate 40th anniversary of Quadrophenia movie

January 30, 2019

Pete Townshend and Rachel Fuller attended a gathering with the cast and crew of the Quadrophenia movie last night (Janua... Read more

Recording sessions for new Who album at British Grove Studios

February 10, 2019

Pete Townshend booked into British Grove Studios in Chiswick, West London last week for recording sessions on the upcomi... Read more

In memory of Doug Sandom, early drummer for The Who

March 2, 2019

We are sad to report that Doug Sandom passed away this week on February 28, two days after his 89th birthday. A memoria... Read more

Pete to publish new novel in November!

March 6, 2019

Pete Townshend will be publishing his first novel, The Age of Anxiety, on November 5, 2019! The book will be published ... Read more

Wembley Stadium press conference

March 22, 2019

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey held a press conference at Wembley Stadium on March 13 to plug The Who's upcoming conce... Read more

Pete writes foreword for new Ronnie Lane anthology

April 1, 2019

Happy birthday to Ronnie Lane, who would have turned 73 today! Ronnie’s birthday song April Fool, along with his other ... Read more

Pete is producing a new album for The Bookshop Band!

April 6, 2019

Pete Townshend has been very busy producing and recording new music this year. In between sessions at various London stu... Read more

Lifehouse to be published as a graphic novel!

April 17, 2019

Pete Townshend and Heavy Metal Magazine are teaming up to produce a graphic novel of Lifehouse, which is slated to be pu... Read more

Rare photos of Pete from 1986 have been added to the gallery!

May 2, 2019

A stunning set of vintage photos taken by Rory Earnshaw are now up in our 1980's photo gallery! Pete Townshend agreed... Read more

The Who kick off Moving On! tour in Grand Rapids

May 8, 2019

The Who opened their 2019 Moving On! tour May 7 with a performance at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The fo... Read more

Tommy turns 50: a look back at the history

May 12, 2019

Happy anniversary to The Who’s Tommy album, which was released 50 years ago this month! The Who began recording sessi... Read more

The Who's Moving On concert pages are up!

June 2, 2019

The Who wrapped up the first leg of their Moving On! tour with a performance in Pittsburgh on May 30. All of the shows w... Read more

Dr. Martens celebrates The Who with special collection

July 1, 2019

The English footwear company Dr. Martens have recently released a special collection to pay homage to The Who! Pete Tow... Read more

The Who at Wembley Stadium

July 8, 2019

The Who rocked London’s Wembley Stadium last Saturday night (July 6), to perform the only 2019 UK date of their Moving... Read more

Celebrating the 50 year anniversary of Woodstock

August 17, 2019

It was 50 years ago on August 17, 1969 that The Who performed at the legendary Woodstock Music and Art Fair on Yasgur’s ... Read more

The Who rock Madison Square Garden!

September 2, 2019

The Who kicked off the fall leg of their orchestral Moving On! tour on September 1, with a return performance to one of ... Read more

Pete to appear at Animal Requiem concert in LA!

September 6, 2019

Rachel Fuller has announced the exciting news that her beautiful orchestral work Animal Requiem will be performed on Oct... Read more

Pete will appear at Tommy benefit show in La Jolla

September 12, 2019

Pete Townshend will make a special guest appearance at a fundraising performance of The Who’s Tommy at the Mandell Weiss... Read more

The Who perform acoustic set and reveal new album cover at Pace Gallery in NYC!

September 13, 2019

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey took a brief break from their Moving On! tour last night to attend the opening of Pace ... Read more

The Who release new single All This Music Must Fade

October 3, 2019

  It’s exciting times when we get fresh new material from The Who! Their brand new song "All This Music Must Fad... Read more

Pete performs at Tommy benefit concert - Broadway musical to be revived in 2021

October 22, 2019

Pete Townshend performed at a special fundraising event: The Who’s Tommy: A Staged Concert Benefiting La Jolla Playhouse... Read more

The Who played at private charity concert to benefit Teen Cancer America

October 30, 2019

To cap off their successful Moving On tour that ended at the Hollywood Bowl last Thursday night, The Who performed one f... Read more

Pete performs Blackbird in Animal Requiem concert at UCLA

October 31, 2019

Pete Townshend closed out Rachel Fuller’s Animal Requiem at Royce Hall UCLA on October 26th, with a stunning performance... Read more

Pete to do series of book events for The Age of Anxiety

November 4, 2019

Pete Townshend will be appearing in a series of book events over the next couple weeks, to promote his brand new novel “... Read more

The Age of Anxiety book events

November 18, 2019

Pete Townshend spent the last couple of weeks promoting his brand new novel “The Age of Anxiety”, which hit bookstores i... Read more

The Who receive first stone on Camden's Music Walk of Fame

November 29, 2019

The Who were honoured with a granite paving stone on the new Music Walk of Fame in London’s Camden Town. The stone is th... Read more

New WHO album is released, with more US tour dates scheduled for 2020!

December 6, 2019

  After much anticipation, The Who’s brand new album WHO was finally released today, with rave reviews from jour... Read more

ARP 2600 synth gets a reissue

January 10, 2020

Korg announced the exciting news this week that they are reissuing the iconic ARP 2600, the semi-modular analog synthe... Read more

The Who perform intimate acoustic shows in Kingston

February 13, 2020

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey performed two short acoustic shows at the Pryzm nightclub in Kingston Upon Thames in Lo... Read more

Pete performs at Peter Green tribute show

February 27, 2020

Pete Townshend performed at an all-star tribute concert to honour Peter Green and the early music of Fleetwood Mac at th... Read more

Pete recording in home studio as Who tour gets postponed

March 30, 2020

The Who have recently announced that the 2020 dates of The Who’s Moving On! tour have all been postponed due to the Covi... Read more

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Empty Glass!

April 14, 2020

  Pete Townshend’s solo album Empty Glass was released 40 years ago this month! The album hit the stores in the... Read more

Happy 75th birthday to Pete Townshend!

May 19, 2020

Best wishes to Pete Townshend, who celebrates his 75th birthday today! This milestone date caps off a fantastic and eve... Read more

Pete and Rachel donate funds to CAP UCLA

June 26, 2020

Pete Townshend and Rachel Fuller have recently made a generous donation of $100,000 to UCLA’s Center for the Art of Perf... Read more

The Age of Anxiety: A Novel

August 24, 2020

The Age of Anxiety: A Novel   Pete Townshend released his debut novel The Age of Anxiety on November 5, 2019. The... Read more

New WHO features songs from Kingston show and remix of 'Beads On One String'

October 8, 2020

The Who have announced a 2-CD deluxe edition of their 2019 WHO album will be released on October 30, which will include ... Read more

Celebrating the 35th anniversary of White City!

November 9, 2020

  Pete Townshend’s conceptual solo album and film White City was released 35 years ago this month! The album, e... Read more

Pete donates gold Strat to help raise funds for #ILoveLive campaign

December 4, 2020

Pete Townshend has generously donated his number 6 gold Stratocaster to help raise money for Stagehand’s #ILoveLive camp... Read more

Pete talks about David Bowie on BBC Sounds

January 11, 2021

Pete Townshend remembered his friend David Bowie in an interview with Chris Hawkins on BBC Sounds radio, broadcast Janua... Read more

Pete's blue boiler suit is up for charity auction!

January 24, 2021

Pete Townshend has donated his blue boiler suit and long beige linen ‘kimono’ coat, which will be auctioned off at the M... Read more

The Who cancel 2021 UK / Ireland tour dates

February 15, 2021

The Who have announced the sad news that they have cancelled their UK and Ireland shows that were scheduled for March 20... Read more

Pete discusses various projects in new Uncut interview

March 17, 2021

Pete Townshend sat down for a candid new interview with Rob Hughes for the April issue of Uncut magazine. They covered a... Read more

The Who Sell Out gets the box set treatment

April 29, 2021

The Who have released a new Super Deluxe Edition of their critically acclaimed 1967 album The Who Sell Out, which hit ... Read more

Pete donates Give Blood to support World Blood Donor Day

June 13, 2021

  Pete Townshend has given permission for his classic song ‘Give Blood’ to be used by the Global Blood Fund (GBF... Read more

Pete is featured on Slim Chance song Traveller’s Joy!

June 16, 2021

Pete Townshend has added his distinctive acoustic and electric guitar parts and backing vocals to the fantastic Slim Cha... Read more

The history of Pete Townshend's Lifehouse

August 11, 2021

  This month marks the 50th anniversary of The Who’s classic album, Who’s Next, which was released in August 197... Read more

Pete appears in film about 60's fashion icon Mary Quant

November 17, 2021

Pete Townshend makes an appearance in Quant, a new documentary about Swinging 60’s fashion designer Mary Quant, who’s ... Read more

Pete writes liner notes for new Dion album

November 19, 2021

Pete Townshend has contributed the liner notes to Dion’s brand new album ‘Stomping Ground’, which was released on Nove... Read more

Pete produced and played on new track by The Wild Things!

January 22, 2022

Pete Townshend has been working with a fabulous UK band called The Wild Things, who have just released a video of thei... Read more

The Who will tour North America in 2022

February 10, 2022

The Who have announced spring and autumn concert dates in the US and Canada! The tour they are calling “The Who Hits Ba... Read more

Pete chats about latest projects in new Rolling Stone interview

February 15, 2022

There is an extensive new interview with Pete Townshend that was conducted by Andy Greene for Rolling Stone. The focus o... Read more

The Who will play acoustic show to benefit TCT

February 23, 2022

The Who have announced that they will headline a benefit concert to support Teenage Cancer Trust on March 25, 2022 at th... Read more

The Who perform charity show at Royal Albert Hall

March 29, 2022

The Who performed a special acoustic charity concert at the Royal Albert Hall on March 25, to benefit Teenage Cancer Tru... Read more

Colbert features video from Royal Albert Hall charity concert

April 18, 2022

  The Who were featured on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ last Friday April 15. The show closed with a vid... Read more

The Who Hits Back tour kicks off in Florida!

April 25, 2022

The Who Hits Back tour got off to a great start in Florida last Friday (April 22), kicking off the Spring leg at the Har... Read more

Pete Townshend performs at Midnight Preserves!

May 3, 2022

After performing a sizzling set with The Who at the baking hot New Orleans Jazz Festival last Saturday (April 30), Pete ... Read more

Pete Townshend Words + Music audio stream is out now!

May 13, 2022

  Audible Original has just released Pete Townshend: Somebody Saved Me, a fantastic new audio stream that is the... Read more

The Who return to Woodstock with show at Bethel Woods

June 1, 2022

The Who wrapped up the first leg of “The Who Hits Back” North American tour with a smoking hot show at Bethel Woods Cent... Read more

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes

June 13, 2022

Pete Townshend’s solo album All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes was released 40 years ago! The album was released ... Read more

Pete performs with Martha Wainwright in London

July 30, 2022

Pete Townshend made a surprise guest appearance at the opening night performance of Martha Wainwright’s UK tour that too... Read more

Celebrating the 45th anniversary of Rough Mix!

September 15, 2022

Pete Townshend and Ronnie Lane’s album Rough Mix was released 45 years ago! The album was released in the US on Septe... Read more

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Who Came First!

September 30, 2022

Pete Townshend’s first official solo album Who Came First was released 50 years ago! The album was released October 1... Read more

The Who commence second leg of tour in Toronto

October 3, 2022

The fall leg of The Who Hits Back tour got off to a great start at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto last night. The tour... Read more

The Who perform at TCA charity concert in Los Angeles

October 31, 2022

The Who recently performed at The Backyard Concert: The Magic Returns, a charity event that was put on to help raise fun... Read more

The Who performed at Sir Peter Blake's 90th birthday celebration!

December 4, 2022

The Who performed a short set of songs in celebration of legendary pop artist Sir Peter Blake’s 90th birthday at the Roy... Read more

The Who: Concert Memories from the Classic Years, 1964-1976 book is out now!

December 17, 2022

  As The Who have recently wrapped up their 2022 US tour, with more European shows scheduled for next year, this... Read more

The Who will tour UK and Europe this summer

February 2, 2023

The Who will be hitting the road this summer, taking their orchestral The Who Hits Back tour to Europe in June and the U... Read more

Pete contributes guitar on Ann-Margret's new rendition of Bye Bye Love

March 2, 2023

  Pete Townshend is featured on Ann-Margret’s new single Bye Bye Love. His distinctive guitar tracks accompany H... Read more

Pete releases new single and video Can't Outrun the Truth

March 24, 2023

  Pete Townshend has a brand new single out called Can’t Outrun The Truth, which was released by Polydor Records... Read more

The Who release recording of 2019 Wembley concert!

April 7, 2023

  As The Who gear up to take their Who Hits Back show to the UK and Europe this summer, a fabulous new recording... Read more

Illustrated children's books inspired by Quadrophenia movie

May 26, 2023

  British artist Tina Freeman has published a couple of wonderful children’s books inspired by Franc Roddam's 19... Read more

New musical of The Who's Tommy at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago

June 7, 2023

  A brand new musical production of The Who’s Tommy will hit Chicago’s Goodman Theatre this month. Performances ... Read more

The Who Hits Back European tour kicks off in Barcelona

June 15, 2023

The Who’s Summer tour got off to a great start on June 14 with a smoking hot show at the Palau Sant Jordi arena in Barce... Read more

Damien Hirst painting for Pete's latest single sells at Sotheby's auction

June 29, 2023

  The beautiful painting that English artist Damien Hirst created for Pete Townshend’s single “Can’t Outrun th... Read more

The Who wrap up UK tour with fantastic show at Eden Project!

July 26, 2023

The Who closed out a month of Summer UK concerts last night (25 July) with a stunning performance at the picturesque Ede... Read more

Pete attends final performances of Tommy in Chicago

August 7, 2023

The updated musical production of The Who’s Tommy wrapped up a successful Summer run at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre yester... Read more

Pete chats about Tommy at University Club of Chicago

August 17, 2023

Pete Townshend appeared at the University Club of Chicago’s Cathedral Hall last week (August 7), for a conversation with... Read more

The Who perform at Royal Sandringham Estate

August 29, 2023

The Who played their last scheduled show of 2023 with a performance at the Royal Sandringham Estate in Norfolk on Monday... Read more

The Who release new box set of Who's Next / Life House!

October 1, 2023

  The Who have released the Super Deluxe Edition of Who’s Next / Life House, which hit the stores on 15 Septembe... Read more

Irish Jack shares stories to celebrate 50 years of Quadrophenia!

November 18, 2023

  This year marks a couple of milestone anniverseries for Who fans to celebrate! Last month was the 50th anniver... Read more

Pete makes donation to help fund the Live Room studio

December 11, 2023

Pete Townshend has contributed a generous donation to help kickstart the Live Room, a live music space and recording stu... Read more

Life House the graphic novel is released by Image Comics

January 8, 2024

Pete Townshend’s Life House graphic novel hits the book store shelves on 9 January, 2024! After being included in the e... Read more

New book about The Who's classic San Francisco shows

February 25, 2024

  Teenage Wasteland: The Who at Winterland, 1968 and 1976 is a fabulous new hardcover photo book that will be re... Read more

Revival of The Who's Tommy opens on Broadway

March 6, 2024

  The Who’s Tommy is returning to Broadway this month! Pete Townshend and director Des McAnuff are bringing a f... Read more

Pete takes part in Guitar Heroes charity single

March 15, 2024

  Pete Townshend has joined a stellar lineup of legendary musicians on the new charity single, Mark Knopfler’s G... Read more

Pete and Roger perform at Royal Albert Hall TCT week

March 26, 2024

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey performed at the annual gala of charity concerts held at the Royal Albert Hall to benef... Read more

Pete attends The Who's Tommy on Broadway and appears on the Tonight Show!

March 29, 2024

Pete Townshend had a busy and exciting time in New York City this week! He came to town to promote and attend performanc... Read more

Lifehouse Method creator and composer Lawrence Ball releases new album

May 15, 2024

Lawrence Ball has a fantastic new album of electronic music called Arp City which was released by Navona Records on Apri... Read more