Long considered one of the best interview subjects in rock, the Who's Pete Townshend has been tapped to give the keynote address March 14 at the 2007 South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas.

Long considered one of the best interview subjects in rock, the Who's Pete Townshend has been tapped to give the keynote address March 14 at the 2007 South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas. The following day, Townshend will join his partner, singer/songwriter Rachel Fuller, in a performance as part of their Attic Jam series with special guests at a venue to be announced.

In addition, the Who has begun announcing dates for the 2007 leg of its North American tour, which is scheduled to begin Feb. 23 in Reno, Nev. The group will be out behind "Endless Wire," the first studio album under the Who name since 1982's "It's Hard."

Here are the Who's 2007 tour dates:

Feb. 23: Reno, Nev. (Events Center)
Feb. 25: Fresno, Calif. (Save Mart Center)
Feb. 26: Long Beach, Calif. (Long Beach Arena)
Feb. 28: Phoenix (US Airways Arena)
March 1: San Diego (ipayOne Center)
March 6: Indianapolis (Conseco Fieldhouse)
March 8: Washington, D.C. (Verizon Center)
March 9: Atlantic City, N.J. (Borgata)
March 11: Uniondale, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum)
March 13: Tampa, Fla. (Ford Amphitheatre)
March 17: Mexico City (Foro Sol)

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