Since they didn’t die before getting old, Robert Daltrey and Pete Townshend of [lastfm]The Who[/lastfm] are pushing their aging bodies to their limit by considering a full on tour in 2011. As an added bonus, the rock legends are envisioning the incorporation of their 1973 rock opera Quadrophenia on the tour. When can we expect to see them on the road?
No amount of fireworks or theatrical lighting at the 2010 Super Bowl halftime show could cover up the fact that [lastfm]The Who [/lastfm] are a bit tamer in their old age than they were in their prime rocker physique in the 70s. First considering on calling it quits after that performance, the remaining members of [lastfm]The Who[/lastfm] are sticking it to old age and will continue to rock until they die.
Frontman Daltrey says, “we’ve got ideas … We’re looking on probably being out there, hopefully if all goes well, in the spring of next year … We definitely don’t want to stop. We feel it’s the role of the artist to go all the way through life ’til you can’t do it anymore.”
The tour plans are in the works, as well as incorporating music from their rock opera Quadrophenia on the possible tour. The band will have to revamp the opera to make it work with their age, but according to Dalrey, he knows just how to do that.
There are also issues with Townshend’s severe Tinnitus that could possibly render him completely deaf, but with the help of technology that shouldn’t be much of a hinderance.
“It’s nothing that can’t be sorted out — just different monitor systems, different onstage volume, which is where the issue is,” says Daltrey.
We’ll keep you posted if the possible tour has definite dates, but until then, combat that old age, destroy some guitars and turn it up to eleven with a classic Who hit “My Generation.”