The Who to release Quadrophenia: The Director’s Cut Boxset and announce 2012 Tour

The Who have announced that they will release their classic 1973 rock opera ‘Quadrophenia’ as a special ‘Director’s Cut’ boxset later this year.

Guitarist Pete Townshend revealed that he had been overseeing work on ‘Quadrophenia: The Director’s Cut’, which will be released on November 14 and will include previously unheard demos, an exclusive eight-track 5.1 Sound DVD, a deluxe hard-back book, previously unseen personal notes, photographs, and other memorabilia that is yet to be revealed. The album will also be re-released in double vinyl, 2-disc digi-pak and digital versions.

Earlier this month, Townshend refuted claims from his bandmate Roger Daltrey that his hearing was too damaged to play live, and claimed that The Who were planning on embarking on a ‘Quadrophenia’ tour.

Townshend did not join Daltrey for his ‘Tommy’ tour, which he took around the country this month, but insisted in a blog post that his hearing was “better than ever”, adding:
“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. 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.”

The Who’s Pete Townshend has revealed that the band are set tour their 1973 rock opera ‘Quadrophenia’.

The guitarist revealed the live plans on his blog on the legendary rockers’ website Thewho.com. No dates have yet been announced but Townshend said the jaunt will be happening “next year”.

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