The Who officially brought their ‘Hits Back’ tour to a close with two shows in Las Vegas earlier this month, and Roger Daltrey said fans haven’t heard the last of he and Pete Townshend.
Talking about future plans, Daltrey said, "At the moment nothing, but there will be something. We don't know what. It's very difficult to make long term plans at the moment. No one knows knows quite how this winter's gonna pan out."
There are a couple of acoustic shows on their calendar in December. The first is the 90th birthday concert for British artist Peter Blake, the guy known for designing the cover of The Beatles' 1967 album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and The Who's last album, 2019's WHO. It will happen on December 2nd at London's Royal Festival Hall.
The second event will feature them at Nordoff-Robbins music therapy charity's annual Christmas carol service on December 13th at St Luke’s Church in London's Chelsea neighborhood.
Daltrey said, “What Nordoff-Robbins does with music makes such a positive change to people’s lives – which is why we’re supporting them at this very special Christmas service. Music is our shared language and is incredibly powerful, and music therapy can reconnect people who may otherwise feel isolated or disconnected from the world – whether a young person with autism, a person living with dementia, or somebody rebuilding their lives after an accident.”
Townshend added, “For a while I must admit I didn’t really understand what Roger and I might be expected to do at a Carol concert. But I now understand that our presence and support is more valuable than whether I can still manage a descant on ‘Angels We Have Heard on High’...”
Townshend also said, "I had done research on the early work of music therapy when writing Tommy back in 1967, and continued to research and learn about how it works, when it works, and accepting that it does in fact sometimes – often – work miracles. Very glad to help out.”
[Source: Classic Hits Today]