The Who's covers album put on hold

The Who was supposed to be working on an album of cover songs with T Bone Burnett, but according to frontman Roger Daltrey, Burnett (who's on the road with Robert Plant and Alison Krauss) is too busy to produce a record just now.

"It's an idea that's ticking away," Daltrey told Billboard. "It still probably will happen, but I think the smaller the idea is kept, the better. Small and fluid, maybe just something for our Web site."

Daltrey did confirm that guitarist Pete Townshend is working on new material for the band. The duo will meet in Auburn Hills, Mich. to launch a tour (dates below), but Daltrey says he will also spend some time solo-ing in the future. And he's searching out material from young songwriters for his next album.

In the meantime, the band will finish out this year's performances, then head to Washington D.C. on Dec. 7, where it will receive honors from The Kennedy Center. In an interview with the AP, Daltrey said that he was "humbled" and "deeply touched" by the award.

21 -
Detroit, Mich. @ Palace of Auburn Hills
22 - Hamilton, Ontario @ Copps Coliseum
24 - Boston, Mass. @ TD Banknorth Garden
26 - Philadelphia, Pa. @
Wachovia Center
28 - Uncasville, Conn. @
Mohegan Sun Arena
29 - East Rutherford, N.J. @
Izod Center
31 - Atlantic City, N.J. @
The Borgata

3 -
Washington, D.C. @
Verizon Center
8 - Los Angeles, Calif. @
Nokia Theatre
9 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Nokia Theatre
13 - Osaka, Japan @ Osaka Castle Hall
14 - Yokohama, Japan @ Yokohama Arena
16 - Saitama, Japan @
Saitama Super Arena
17 - Tokyo, Japan @

Related links:
News: B.B. King to release covers album with T Bone Burnett
Review: The Who: United Center, Chicago, Sept. 25, 2006

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