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November 21, 2012

Pete Townshend – Tour Diary

From Pete Townshend’s Tour Diary – November 21st 2012


I have been spreading rumours that Rachel and I would be premiering our orchestral version of Quadrophenia at the Royal Albert Hall Teenage Cancer concert in March 2013. Now we have decided that because the Who tour extends into March and probably beyond into April in the UK that it would be too much for me personally. Rachel’s score sounds wonderful, and will certainly be premiered some time in 2013 or 2014. More on this later.


Meanwhile The Who are now in Canada. Montreal was great. Ottawa tonight. Looking forward to it.


- Pete Townshend,  November 21st 2012

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28 Responses to Pete Townshend – Tour Diary

Alain Bolduc says: November 21, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Hello Pete,

It was great having you back in Montreal last night and watching you have as much fun as you seemed to be having up on stage with Roger and the rest of the band.

You guys really did Quadrophenia justice and gave a wonderful show.

All the best!

Alain Bolduc

RTJOHNON says: November 21, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Anything involving Rachel Fuller gets my thumbs up. Talk about a nice person, only met her once while yelling for her to sit in with the who in Boston. No I was not drunk, I love Rachel as a singer among other things, relax pete :<) I'm not some nut w/ a crush. Bottom line I think rachel's addition to Quad would be great. Plus the Attic is a groundbreaking show, which stopped for wht reason??? You have been gracious enough to tour with Quad for us. I saw boston, had to give up my tickets for montreal due to a Dr. appointment-I have an ulcer-, but gifted them to my friend from Ninja Custodian, another Burlington band as talented as Phish w/ the the only drummer I know who can play almost as well as KM. But I digress, Please Pete do the rachel quad, but give notice so us Yanks can fly over w/out having to pay millions on last minute airfair. Hope you are having fun, but in Boston I never have seen you so happy, NEVER, although I'm only in my 40's.

Sameer says: November 21, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Pete, take your time! This sounds like it’d be a great project – looking forward to hearing what you and Rachel end up putting together!

Brian Cady says: November 21, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Great pity you can’t combine the two. The current Quadrophenia tour is great but I also loved hearing Roger doing Quadrophenia selections in 1994 backed by a full orchestra.


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