Townshend, Daltrey To Salute Albert Hall
The Who principals Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey have signed on to perform at a March 29 concert celebrating the 150th anniversary of London's Royal Albert Hall.The Who principals Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey have signed on to perform at a March 29 concert celebrating the 150th anniversary of London's Royal Albert Hall. However, a spokesperson for the venue denied any knowledge of the planned event. It's also unclear if Townshend and Daltrey will perform on their own or backed by a band.
"Roger and I are facing our 'new' Everly Brothers format with excitement and trepidation," Townshend wrote on his official Web site. "I sense great chaotic madness ahead."
Townshend reports that he and Daltrey recently recorded a new song, "Real Good Looking Boy," with help from touring Who drummer Zak Starkey, keyboardist John "Rabbit" Bundrick and Townshend's brother Simon. "[They] played brilliantly and Roger and I were bloody useless," Townshend said. "But what do you expect of two such creaky old tossers?" Emerson, Lake and Palmer's Greg Lake filled in for touring bassist Pino Palladino, who is on the road with Simon & Garfunkel.
And while that session appears to mark the first steps toward the first new Who album in more than 20 years, Townshend's latest post is vague on the details. "I am back in my own studio again preparing songs and visual material for some kind of future project, which I hope will provide a pathway of some kind for Roger and me in the future," he said.