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Pete Townshend says he and Roger Daltrey have different retirement plans

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Pete Townshend says he and Roger Daltrey have different retirement plans

The Who guitarist Pete Townshend explained in an interview with Rolling Stone why he and singer Roger Daltrey have different retirement plans, becauses he doesn’t want to be some who dies while it’s on tour and according to him, Daltrey wants to tour “until he drops”.

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The group recently announced 2022 tour dates for North America next April, May, October and November.

Pete Townshend explains why he and Roger Daltrey have different retirement plans

When asked by Rolling Stone if this will be The Who’s last tour, Tonwshend that many times stated that he doesn’t like touring, said: “We’re not saying that, but what’s interesting is … I had a conversation with Roger. I said to him, ‘I don’t want to be like one of these guys that dies on tour.’ I do want to retire. And by ‘retire’ I don’t mean retire from being a musician or artist or creator, but retire from the idea that it requires me to say yes to touring for a load of people to get a smile on their face and go home to their wife and go, “Hey, honey! Everything is fine! The Who are going back on tour!” (laughs).

“To be relieved of that responsibility, in a sense. Because Roger is of the opinion that he wants to sing until he drops. That’s not my philosophy of life. There are other things that I want to do, still want to do, and will do, I hope. I hope I’ll live long enough to do them.”

“No. It’s not a farewell tour. Apart from anything else, we still have people who have tickets for the U.K. 2019 tour. We’re very, very keen to do that tour and we’ll be doing that tour in 2023.”

The Who 2022 tour dates

Besides Pete and Roger, the band will have guitarist/backup singer Simon Townshend (Pete’s younger brother), keyboardist Loren Gold, second keyboardist Emily Marshall, bassist Jon Button, drummer Zak Starkey (Ringo Starr‘s son) and backing vocals by Billy Nicholls, along with orchestra conductor Keith Levenson, principal violinist Katie Jacoby and principal cellist Audrey Snyder.

April

  • 22 – HARD ROCK LIVE, HOLLYWOOD, FL
  • 24 – VYSTAR VETERANS MEMORIAL ARENA, JACKSONVILLE, FL
  • 27 – AMALIE ARENA, TAMPA, FL

May

  • 3 – MOODY CENTER ATX, AUSTIN, TX
  • 5 – AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER, DALLAS, TX
  • 8 – THE CYNTHIA WOODS MITCHELL PAVILION
  • PRESENTED BY HUNTSMAN, THE WOODLANDS, TX
  • 10 – PAYCOM CENTER, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
  • 13 – FEDEXFORUM, MEMPHIS, TN
  • 15 – TQL STADIUM, CINCINNATI, OH
  • 18 – TD GARDEN, BOSTON, MA
  • 20 – WELLS FARGO CENTER, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  • 23 – CAPITAL ONE ARENA, WASHINGTON, DC
  • 26 – MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY, NY
  • 28 – BETHEL WOODS CENTER FOR THE ARTS, BETHEL, NY

October

  • 2 – SCOTIABANK ARENA, TORONTO, ON
  • 4 – LITTLE CAESARS ARENA, DETROIT, MI
  • 7 – UBS ARENA, BELMONT PARK, NY
  • 9 – SCHOTTENSTEIN CENTER, COLUMBUS, OH
  • 12 – UNITED CENTER, CHICAGO, IL
  • 14 – ENTERPRISE CENTER, ST. LOUIS, MO
  • 17 – BALL ARENA, DENVER, CO
  • 20 – MODA CENTER, PORTLAND, OR
  • 22 – CLIMATE PLEDGE ARENA, SEATTLE, WA
  • 26 – GOLDEN 1 CENTER, SACRAMENTO, CA
  • 28 – HONDA CENTER, ANAHEIM, CA

November

  • 1 – HOLLYWOOD BOWL, LOS ANGELES, CA
  • 4 – DOLBY LIVE, LAS VEGAS, NV
  • 5 – DOLBY LIVE, LAS VEGAS, NV

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