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PETE TOWNSHEND FEELS 'QUADROPHENIA' IS THE WHO'S CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT

10/4/2012

Pete Townshend is gearing up for a busy fall. On October 8th his long awaited autobiography, Who I Am, will be published and he'll embark on a mini-book signing tour, before kicking off the Who's 37-date Quadrophenia & More Tour on November 1st in Sunrise, Florida at Bank Atlantic Center.

Townshend, who recently returned to the band's 1973 Quadrophenia album while compiling last year's "Director's Cut" box set and filming the BBC documentary on the album, Can You See The Real Me?, feels that on nearly every level, Quadrophenia features the Who at their best -- including his finest hour as their leader and primary songwriter: "My pop songwriting method is most elegantly landed in Quadrophenia, which is, y'know, this thing of creating a turn-key -- they offer you an apartment and you walk in, you have a key, you turn the key, you walk in and everything that you need is there; the beds, the linen, the cups, the saucers, the cutlery -- that kind of thing. I wanted to write songs which -- and be in a band, as well -- where audience members felt they could occupy and inhabit. It belongs to (laughs) them. And I think that with Quadrophenia, I kinda pulled that off as well as I've ever done it, I think."

Pete Townshend's Who I Am book appearances include the following stops:

October 8 - New York, NY - New York Public Library (private event)
October 9 - New York, NY - Union Square Barnes & Noble
October 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia Free Library
October 11 - Ridgewood, NJ - Bookends
October 12 - Boston, MA - Barnes & Noble in Prudential Center
October 12 - Boston, MA - Berklee Performance Center

The Who North American tour dates (subject to change):

November 1 - Sunrise, FL - BankAtlantic Center
November 3 - Orlando, FL - Amway Center
November 5 - Duluth, GA - The Arena At Gwinnett Center
November 8 - Greenville, SC - Bi-Lo Center
November 9 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum
November 11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center
November 13 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
November 14 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
November 16 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
November 20 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
November 21 - Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place
November 23 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
November 24 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
November 27 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
November 29, 30 - Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena
December 2 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
December 5 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden Arena
December 6 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
December 8 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
December 9 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
January 28 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
January 30 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
February 1 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
February 2 - Reno, NV - Reno Events Center
February 5 - San Diego, CA - Valley View Casino Center
February 6 - Glendale, AZ - Jobing.com Arena
February 8 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel / Casino
February 12 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
February 14 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
February 16 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center
February 17 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
February 19 - Hamilton, ON - Copps Coliseum
February 21 - Uniondale, NY - Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
February 22 - Atlantic City, NJ - Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
February 24 - Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena
February 26 - Providence, RI - Dunkin' Donuts Center


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