Though it was announced earlier this year that Pete Townshend would not join Roger Daltrey on his Tommy tour, the guitarist has said that he will play on the 2012 Quadrophenia tour.
According to Rolling Stone, Townshend addressed not touring this year on his blog.
“The reason I am not on the road with Roger is that this is entirely Roger’s adventure, one that is bringing him great joy,” he wrote. “I don’t belong on this Tommy tour. I wish him well, sincerely, and I look forward to playing with Roger again doing Quadrophenia next year.”
No dates have been announced yet. Townshend also confirmed that he is planning on remastering Quadrophenia in the near future.
“I have computer systems in my studio that have helped me do my engineering work on the forthcoming Quadrophenia release,” he said. “I have had assistance from younger forensic engineers and mastering engineers to help me clean up the high frequencies that are out of my range. The same computer systems work wonderfully well on stage, proving to be perfect for me when The Who performed at the Super Bowl and doing Quadrophenia for TCT at the Royal Albert Hall in 2010.”
Quadrophenia, the English band’s second rock opera, was originally released in 1973.