The legendary Who guitarist has often talked of his dislike for being on the road, but there is one thing Townshend say he really enjoys about being on the road – touring allows him to have a kind of social life that he doesn’t normally have, which Townshend says he finds "really, really valuable."
Townshend said that when a Who tour gets announced, "people see our name on a billboard. If they have a phone number of a friend or someone in the crew, or they can get to my [personal assistant], they can arrange to meet me. On some occasions, we can fit in a dinner or a family visit. On other occasions, other celebrities or other band members, people I’ve never met, can come backstage and come meet me and talk about music and stuff."
In the interview, Townshend also talked about whether or not he wants to retire from The Who before he gets too old, along with the upcoming Keith Moon bio-pic.
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