News 2012

Quadrophenia film gets the Criterion treatment

September 13, 2012

The 1979 Quadrophenia film has received a stunning restoration courtesy of The Criterion Collection, which has just been... Read more

Pete to appear in John Fahey documentary in Autumn 2012

September 13, 2012

Pete will be participating in the documentary 'In Search of Blind Joe Death - The Saga of John Fahey' - a film about the... Read more

Pete to receive the prestigious Les Paul award in January

September 13, 2012

Pete is scheduled to receive the Les Paul Award at the 28th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards.&n... Read more

Who I Am book signing and TV events scheduled for October

September 15, 2012

Pete will be attending a few book signing events on the East Coast to help promote the launch of his autobiography Who I... Read more

Pete's book hits the press

October 4, 2012

There have been a lot of articles and reviews leading up to the launch of 'Who I Am', which will be released on Monday O... Read more

WHO I AM media blitz!

October 15, 2012

There has been a whirlwind of press and media activity over the past week for the book launch of Pete's autobiography 'W... Read more

The Who's Quadrophenia tour kicks off!

November 5, 2012

The Who’s Quadrophenia tour got off to a great start with their opening shows in Florida last weekend. The new stage pro... Read more

NPC event for Teen Cancer America program

November 12, 2012

Pete and Roger appeared at a National Press Club event in Washington DC this afternoon, to discuss their charity "Who Ca... Read more

Live interview on NPR Talk of the Nation

November 13, 2012

Pete appeared in a live radio interview with Jacki Lyden on NPR's Talk of the Nation on November 12, where fans were abl... Read more

Book signing event in Toronto on Nov 22

November 15, 2012

Pete will be appearing at the Indigo Manulife Centre in Toronto on Thursday, November 22. The following details have b... Read more

The Who to play Concert For Sandy Relief

November 15, 2012

The Who are scheduled to play a Robin Hood Relief Fund benefit concert that will support the victims of Hurricane Sand... Read more

Late Show with David Letterman appearance

November 20, 2012

Pete made an appearance on “Late Show with David Letterman” last night to plug his book. Pete has appeared on Letterman’... Read more

Indigo book event in Toronto

November 23, 2012

Pete attended a book event to promote his autobiography ‘Who I Am’ yesterday at the Indigo bookstore in Toronto, where h... Read more

Sad week in Whoville

November 28, 2012

The Who family has lost three important friends this week, with the passing of Chris Stamp, Mike Shaw and Frank Barselon... Read more

The Who rock the 12-12-12 Sandy Relief concert!

December 13, 2012

The Who were in top form and gave a high energy performance at the Concert for Sandy Relief benefit show last night at... Read more

Pete donates sailing dinghies to Antigua’s NSAA

January 15, 2013

Pete made a very generous personal donation to the National Sailing Academy of Antigua last Friday, when he presented th... Read more

Pete receives top honors in Guitar World poll

January 18, 2013

Pete has been entered into the Guitar World Hall of Fame as the winner of the 2012 readers Poll. He is featured on the c... Read more

Grammy Museum book signing Jan 30

January 24, 2013

Members of the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles will have the opportunity to attend a book signing that is scheduled to take... Read more

Pete received Les Paul award at 2013 NAMM Show

January 27, 2013

Pete was presented with the Les Paul award at the TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio that was held at the 2013 NAMM ... Read more

Pete and Roger on BBC Breakfast

January 30, 2013

Pete and Roger were featured on BBC1 Breakfast on January 29, following the announcement of the Who's upcoming European ... Read more

Philly book event serialized on Huff Post

February 4, 2013

The Huffington Post blog kicked off a 4 part feature that includes a serialized video of Pete's appearance at the Philad... Read more

Pete chats about Ireland tour

February 11, 2013

Pete discussed the upcoming Ireland concerts with the Irish promoters at MCD Productions while backstage at a recent con... Read more

The Who end North American tour with benefit show

March 1, 2013

After wrapping up their North American Quadrophenia tour in Providence, The Who gave one last performance at the Theater... Read more

New interview with Pete on Spinner

March 11, 2013

During the US tour, Pete was interviewed by Karen Bliss for Spinner. There are some good quotes as he talks about his au... Read more

Behind the scene details of the Quad Tour

March 21, 2013

If you have ever wondered about what goes on with the technical wizardry that is required to put on a big rock concert, ... Read more

Pete in May issue of Uncut magazine

March 28, 2013

Pete is featured on the cover of the May issue of Uncut. There is a six page article where Pete chats about the wild ear... Read more

New interviews with MSN and LeParisien

April 4, 2013

Promotion for Pete’s book continues with a couple of new articles. There is a great interview with Pete up on entertainm... Read more

Tommy musical comes to Stratford Festival in Ontario

April 5, 2013

Des McAnuff, the Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival, will be reuniting with his original 1993 Tony award winnin... Read more

Samaritan Mag covers Pete’s charity history

April 16, 2013

There is an excellent new article in Samaritan Mag that outlines Pete's philanthropy work, including details of the Doub... Read more

Previews of Tommy musical kick off at Stratford Festival

May 5, 2013

The revived musical stage production of Tommy began previews at the Stratford Festival yesterday, and is scheduled to ru... Read more

New Quadrophenia stage productions page is up!

May 8, 2013

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the UK stage production of Quadrophenia, which opened on May 9, 2009 at the Theatr... Read more

Pete joins Tommy cast for the curtain call last night!

May 15, 2013

The previews of Tommy at the Stratford Festival in Ontario have been a huge success so far, and the audience was treated... Read more

New interviews in Toronto Star and CBC

May 16, 2013

Pete has been busy this past week on his visit to Ontario to help promote the Stratford Festival production of Tommy.&nb... Read more

Happy birthday Pete!

May 19, 2013

Many happy returns!  We all love ya!!! ... Read more

Pete's interview with Giant FM on video

May 23, 2013

Pete Townshend recently sat down backstage at the Stratford Festival with Mike Tyler, the afternoon drive guy on Giant F... Read more

Opening night of Tommy at the Stratford Festival

May 30, 2013

After weeks of preview performances, the Des McAnuff production of Tommy officially opens tonight at the Avon Theatre in... Read more

Twentieth anniversary of Psychoderelict!

June 4, 2013

Psychoderelict was released in the UK twenty years ago on June 4, 1993, with a US release date of June 15. To celebrate... Read more

Interview on BBC World News

June 7, 2013

To help promote the Quadrophenia European tour that kicks off on June 8, there will be a 30 minute program on the BBC Wo... Read more

The Who Quadrophenia European tour kicks off!

June 11, 2013

The European leg of the Quadrophenia tour got off to a great start this week with a couple of shows in Ireland before th... Read more

New Irish Jack story about Dublin!

June 19, 2013

Irish Jack has very kindly contributed a fabulous story to to help celebrate the recent Who performanc... Read more

Happy birthday to The Iron Man!

June 27, 2013

The studio album of The Iron Man: The Musical by Pete Townshend was released 24 years ago on June 27, 1989. The musical ... Read more

Pete chats about TubeTraps

June 30, 2013

For those of you who have gone to a recent Who show, you may have wondered about the big black tubes that are arranged a... Read more

Quadrophenia tour ends with Double O benefit show

July 9, 2013

The Who wrapped up their European tour last night at Wembley Arena with a show to benefit Pete’s Double O charity, in su... Read more

Kids from Livewire Youth Music visit Pete in Liverpool

July 16, 2013

A group of members from the Livewire Youth Music charity in Saltash, Cornwall had the opportunity of a lifetime a couple... Read more

Pete guests on new Roy Harper album

July 28, 2013

Pete is one of the featured guest artists on legendary folk artist Roy Harper’s upcoming album entitled Man & Myth, ... Read more