News 2017

Pete to work with Max Hole on upcoming solo releases

January 19, 2017

Pete Townshend will be teaming up with Max Hole, a longtime friend and former Universal Music Group International CEO, t... Read more

The Who plan 2017 shows in North and South America

February 4, 2017

The Who’s manager Bill Curbishley discussed plans for upcoming shows in North America and South America in a recent inte... Read more

Pete to perform at Parkinson’s UK charity event

February 18, 2017

Pete Townshend will take part in the Symfunny No. 2 benefit show, an evening of music and comedy to help raise funds for... Read more

Auto Destructive Art pioneer Gustav Metzger has died

March 2, 2017

Gustav Metzger, the German artist and political activist best known for developing the concept of Auto Destructive Art... Read more

The Who schedule summer shows in Las Vegas

March 13, 2017

The Who announced today that they will launch their exclusive Las Vegas residency this summer at The Colosseum at Caes... Read more

Pete contributes new song for UK production of Tommy

March 15, 2017

Pete Townshend has penned a new song “Acid Queen 2” for an upcoming UK touring production of his musical Tommy that op... Read more

The Who UK Tommy plus hits mini-tour a big success!

April 13, 2017

The Who wrapped up their UK mini-tour this week, which included a couple of nights in their hometown of London, before t... Read more

Pete performs 3 song set at Symfunny charity show

April 20, 2017

Pete Townshend gave a stunning performance Wednesday night at the Symfunny No. 2 charity concert in London's Royal Alber... Read more

Solo studio albums released on limited edition coloured vinyl

May 11, 2017

Pete Townshend has released his 7 solo studio albums on limited edition heavyweight 180 gram coloured vinyl. Each album ... Read more

Review of new UK stage production of Tommy

May 13, 2017

The ground-breaking new stage production of The Who’s Tommy, presented by the New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich in co-productio... Read more

Wishing Pete Townshend a happy birthday!

May 19, 2017

Happy birthday to Pete Townshend, who turns 72 years old today! Thanks for all the beautiful music and exciting concert... Read more

Classic Quadrophenia comes to America!

June 6, 2017

Pete Townshend is transporting Classic Quadrophenia to U.S. audiences this September for a series of special performan... Read more

Pete contributes to Artists for Grenfell charity single

June 21, 2017

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey have contributed guitar and vocals to the Artists for Grenfell benefit single “Bridge... Read more

The Who kicks off summer tour in Québec!

July 14, 2017

The Who blasted their way through the first show of the 2017 tour of the Americas, which took place last night at the 50... Read more

The Who perform 2 songs on the Tonight Show!

July 20, 2017

The Who brought the house down last night, when they performed on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon! They played a ro... Read more

Eddie Vedder joins Pete in Classic Quad benefit show in Chicago

July 27, 2017

Pete Townshend has added a fifth Classic Quadrophenia concert, which will take place at the Rosemont Theatre in Chicag... Read more

The Who residency in Las Vegas a big success!

August 12, 2017

The Who wrapped up their six show residency at the Caesars Palace Colosseum in Las Vegas Friday night, delivering high... Read more

Classic Quadrophenia hits Tanglewood!

September 3, 2017

Pete Townshend’s brief five show US tour of Classic Quadrophenia kicked off last night, with a glorious performance at... Read more

Pete Townshend and Alfie Boe perform on the Tonight Show

September 9, 2017

Pete Townshend and Alfie Boe performed Love Reign O’er Me from Classic Quadrophenia on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fal... Read more

Classic Quadrophenia at the Met

September 12, 2017

Pete Townshend’s Classic Quadrophenia tour made a stop in New York City over the weekend for a couple of shows at the ... Read more

Classic Quadrophenia charity show in Chicago

September 14, 2017

Eddie Vedder joined Pete Townshend, Billy Idol, and Alfie Boe for a special charity performance of Classic Quadropheni... Read more

Classic Quadrophenia final show at the Greek

September 20, 2017

Pete Townshend wrapped up his US mini-tour of Classic Quadrophenia with a stunning performance at the Greek Theatre in... Read more

Pete makes generous donation to the people of Barbuda

September 23, 2017

Pete Townshend asked us to post the following announcement for him: FROM ROCK IN RIO...  I have now donated $150,0... Read more

The Who in South America

October 2, 2017

The Who wrapped up their whirlwind mini-tour of South American stadium shows on Sunday night with a powerhouse perform... Read more

Pete to perform in brand new production The Seeker in 2018!

October 7, 2017

Pete Townshend has announced that he will be acting and singing in The Seeker, taking on the role of the Ferryman in a b... Read more

Pete unites with legendary rock stars in new art exhibition

November 15, 2017

Pete Townshend has joined a group of over 60 rock legends to participate in a special fundraising multimedia art install... Read more

Pete writes new song for Elkie Brooks

December 4, 2017

Pete Townshend has composed a brand new song entitled “Go Girl” for iconic English singer Elkie Brooks, which will be re... Read more

The Who Live at Fillmore East 1968 gets official release

February 20, 2018

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of their April 6th 1968 performance at the Fillmore East in New York, The Who are re... Read more

Who Came First 45th Anniversary Remastered Deluxe Edition

February 20, 2018

We are super excited to announce that Pete Townshend will be releasing a special expanded deluxe edition of Who Came F... Read more

Interview with Simon Townshend On The Roof

March 22, 2018

  A couple years ago, Pete’s brother Simon Townshend sat down with Scott Phelan for an in-depth chat about a wid... Read more

Pete plays guitar on new Roger Daltrey album!

March 29, 2018

Pete Townshend has contributed guitar tracks to 7 songs on Roger Daltrey’s upcoming solo album “As Long As I Have You”... Read more

New William Snyder photo book about The Who!

April 11, 2018

We are excited to announce that long time Who photographer William Snyder will be releasing “Join Together (With the B... Read more

New trailers for The Seeker musical!

April 18, 2018

A couple of video trailers have been posted for The Seeker, a new musical composed by Rachel Fuller, and featuring Pet... Read more

Remembering The Who’s final show at the Marquee Club

April 27, 2018

It was 53 years ago that The Who performed the last show of their Tuesday night residency at London's legendary Marque... Read more

Birthday greetings to Pete Townshend!

May 19, 2018

Best wishes to Pete Townshend, who is celebrating his 73rd birthday today! Many happy returns Pete! Wishing you love, p... Read more

The 40th anniversary of The Who at Shepperton Studios

May 25, 2018

The Who performed their final show with Keith Moon 40 years ago today, on May 25, 1978 at Shepperton Studios in London... Read more

Pete writes foreword for book about the River Thames

July 31, 2018

Pete Townshend has contributed an introduction to a lovely new book by Virginia Astley, The English River: a journey... Read more

Pete contributes new essay to The Kinks 50th anniversary box set

August 15, 2018

The upcoming release of the 50th Anniversary Edition of ‘The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society’ will in... Read more

Myles Clarke chats about his work on Grand Cru Studio

August 24, 2018

Myles Clarke recently sat down with Brian Brodeur and East Main Media to discuss his work as chief engineer for Pete Tow... Read more

Pete featured in new Joan Jett documentary

September 6, 2018

Pete Townshend makes an appearance in the new Joan Jett documentary ‘Bad Reputation’. The film chronicles Joan’s forty y... Read more

New Kenney Jones autobiography to be released in North America

September 16, 2018

Happy birthday to Kenney Jones, who turns 70 years old today! To celebrate this milestone year, Kenney has published hi... Read more

Pete’s classic yacht EVA wraps up successful sailboat racing season

October 10, 2018

Pete Townshend has had a life long passion for sailing and spending time on the sea. Many of his songs reflect his deep ... Read more

Roger Daltrey book tour events!

October 26, 2018

Roger Daltrey has wrapped up a whirlwind tour of book events to promote his new autobiography THANKS A LOT MR KIBBLEWH... Read more

Celebrating 45 years of Quadrophenia!

November 8, 2018

Happy anniversary to Pete Townshend's seminal rock opera Quadrophenia, which was released by The Who 45 years ago! Wo... Read more

Pete performs at Rockers On Broadway 25th anniversary benefit concert!

November 14, 2018

Pete Townshend made a special guest star appearance Monday night November 12 at the ROCKERS ON BROADWAY 25th anniversa... Read more

Amazing classic photo collections now up in our gallery!

December 12, 2018

A fantastic collection of classic photos taken by Swiss fan Alex Kipfer has just been added to our photo gallery! The ... Read more

The Who plan new album and tour

January 10, 2019

It appears that 2019 is shaping up to be a busy year for The Who! Their manager Bill Curbishley just announced that The ... Read more

Rachel Fuller's new Musical Work to celebrate animals

January 15, 2019

Pete Townshend's wife Rachel Fuller has composed Animal Requiem, a brand new Musical Work which will be premiered in L... Read more

Pete attends event to celebrate 40th anniversary of Quadrophenia movie

January 30, 2019

Pete Townshend and Rachel Fuller attended a gathering with the cast and crew of the Quadrophenia movie last night (Janua... Read more

Recording sessions for new Who album at British Grove Studios

February 10, 2019

Pete Townshend booked into British Grove Studios in Chiswick, West London last week for recording sessions on the upcomi... Read more

In memory of Doug Sandom, early drummer for The Who

March 2, 2019

We are sad to report that Doug Sandom passed away this week on February 28, two days after his 89th birthday. A memoria... Read more

Pete to publish new novel in November!

March 6, 2019

Pete Townshend will be publishing his first novel, The Age of Anxiety, on November 5, 2019! The book will be published ... Read more

Wembley Stadium press conference

March 22, 2019

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey held a press conference at Wembley Stadium on March 13 to plug The Who's upcoming conce... Read more

Pete writes foreword for new Ronnie Lane anthology

April 1, 2019

Happy birthday to Ronnie Lane, who would have turned 73 today! Ronnie’s birthday song April Fool, along with his other ... Read more

Pete is producing a new album for The Bookshop Band!

April 6, 2019

Pete Townshend has been very busy producing and recording new music this year. In between sessions at various London stu... Read more

Lifehouse to be published as a graphic novel!

April 17, 2019

Pete Townshend and Heavy Metal Magazine are teaming up to produce a graphic novel of Lifehouse, which is slated to be pu... Read more

Rare photos of Pete from 1986 have been added to the gallery!

May 2, 2019

A stunning set of vintage photos taken by Rory Earnshaw are now up in our 1980's photo gallery! Pete Townshend agreed... Read more

The Who kick off Moving On! tour in Grand Rapids

May 8, 2019

The Who opened their 2019 Moving On! tour May 7 with a performance at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The fo... Read more

Tommy turns 50: a look back at the history

May 12, 2019

Happy anniversary to The Who’s Tommy album, which was released 50 years ago this month! The Who began recording sessi... Read more

The Who's Moving On concert pages are up!

June 2, 2019

The Who wrapped up the first leg of their Moving On! tour with a performance in Pittsburgh on May 30. All of the shows w... Read more

Dr. Martens celebrates The Who with special collection

July 1, 2019

The English footwear company Dr. Martens have recently released a special collection to pay homage to The Who! Pete Tow... Read more

The Who at Wembley Stadium

July 8, 2019

The Who rocked London’s Wembley Stadium last Saturday night (July 6), to perform the only 2019 UK date of their Moving... Read more

Celebrating the 50 year anniversary of Woodstock

August 17, 2019

It was 50 years ago on August 17, 1969 that The Who performed at the legendary Woodstock Music and Art Fair on Yasgur’s ... Read more

The Who rock Madison Square Garden!

September 2, 2019

The Who kicked off the fall leg of their orchestral Moving On! tour on September 1, with a return performance to one of ... Read more

Pete to appear at Animal Requiem concert in LA!

September 6, 2019

Rachel Fuller has announced the exciting news that her beautiful orchestral work Animal Requiem will be performed on Oct... Read more

Pete will appear at Tommy benefit show in La Jolla

September 12, 2019

Pete Townshend will make a special guest appearance at a fundraising performance of The Who’s Tommy at the Mandell Weiss... Read more

The Who perform acoustic set and reveal new album cover at Pace Gallery in NYC!

September 13, 2019

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey took a brief break from their Moving On! tour last night to attend the opening of Pace ... Read more

The Who release new single All This Music Must Fade

October 3, 2019

  It’s exciting times when we get fresh new material from The Who! Their brand new song "All This Music Must Fad... Read more

Pete performs at Tommy benefit concert - Broadway musical to be revived in 2021

October 22, 2019

Pete Townshend performed at a special fundraising event: The Who’s Tommy: A Staged Concert Benefiting La Jolla Playhouse... Read more

The Who played at private charity concert to benefit Teen Cancer America

October 30, 2019

To cap off their successful Moving On tour that ended at the Hollywood Bowl last Thursday night, The Who performed one f... Read more

Pete performs Blackbird in Animal Requiem concert at UCLA

October 31, 2019

Pete Townshend closed out Rachel Fuller’s Animal Requiem at Royce Hall UCLA on October 26th, with a stunning performance... Read more

Pete to do series of book events for The Age of Anxiety

November 4, 2019

Pete Townshend will be appearing in a series of book events over the next couple weeks, to promote his brand new novel “... Read more

The Age of Anxiety book events

November 18, 2019

Pete Townshend spent the last couple of weeks promoting his brand new novel “The Age of Anxiety”, which hit bookstores i... Read more

The Who receive first stone on Camden's Music Walk of Fame

November 29, 2019

The Who were honoured with a granite paving stone on the new Music Walk of Fame in London’s Camden Town. The stone is th... Read more

New WHO album is released, with more US tour dates scheduled for 2020!

December 6, 2019

  After much anticipation, The Who’s brand new album WHO was finally released today, with rave reviews from jour... Read more

ARP 2600 synth gets a reissue

January 10, 2020

Korg announced the exciting news this week that they are reissuing the iconic ARP 2600, the semi-modular analog synthe... Read more

The Who perform intimate acoustic shows in Kingston

February 13, 2020

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey performed two short acoustic shows at the Pryzm nightclub in Kingston Upon Thames in Lo... Read more

Pete performs at Peter Green tribute show

February 27, 2020

Pete Townshend performed at an all-star tribute concert to honour Peter Green and the early music of Fleetwood Mac at th... Read more

Pete recording in home studio as Who tour gets postponed

March 30, 2020

The Who have recently announced that the 2020 dates of The Who’s Moving On! tour have all been postponed due to the Covi... Read more

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Empty Glass!

April 14, 2020

  Pete Townshend’s solo album Empty Glass was released 40 years ago this month! The album hit the stores in the... Read more

Happy 75th birthday to Pete Townshend!

May 19, 2020

Best wishes to Pete Townshend, who celebrates his 75th birthday today! This milestone date caps off a fantastic and eve... Read more