Simon Townshend, backbone of The Who’s rhythm section on the forthcoming UK/European tour of Quadrophenia and More, talks about the current production of iconic rock opera and also about his work as a solo artist.
Hi, Who and ST fans,
After the excitement of playing Quadrophenia in North America recently with The Who, I’m really looking forward to performing it on home turf in the UK June and July, the place where it all began and inspired a generation. This new production of Quadrophenia is amazing. The use of old live Who footage syncing to the live band on stage is incredible. We almost bring Keith Moon and John Entwistle back to life! Roger and Pete have been awesome, too. They’re both in great shape and are really enjoying themselves on stage. Audiences are in for a treat.
What’s also exciting in June is that I’m playing with my own band the following nights after Who shows in the same cities, giving you the opportunity to have two nights of great music. With my new album due in November, I have a lot of new music to get out there, the best of and a few classics to get the clubs rocking. My band is killer, featuring: the legendary Phil Spalding on Bass, Tony Lowe on Guitar and Chris Granger on Drums. Plus we have some fantastic acts joining us along the way.
After all the solo acoustic work I’ve been doing recently, I’m looking forward to putting the electric on and cranking it up.
Hope some of you guys will come and check it out. You won’t be disappointed.
Check out my website for tour dates / info: www.simontownshend.com
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