PETE TOWNSHEND is to headline a special charity tribute night at London’s Roundhouse next month.
Other guests at the all-star corcert will be Steve Winwood, PAUL WELLER and Bill Wyman, performing in hounour of former Traffic member Jim Capaldi, who died last year.
The night entitled, Dear Mr. Fantasy after the Traffic album of the same name, will take place on January 21, close to the second anniversary of Capaldi’s death.
The tribute show will also be a fundraiser for the Jubilee Action Street Children Appeal, a charity that Capaldi and his wife Anna supported.
Other musicians scheduled for the special gig are former Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord, Gary Moore, Simon Kirke, Dennis Locorriere, the Storys, Andy Newmark, and Joe Walsh.
Tickets go on sale on December 18. http://www.uncut.co.uk/news/the_who/news/9155
Townshend To Keynote SXSW, The Who Plots '07 Tour
December 13, 2006, 1:45 PM ET
Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.
Long considered one of the best interview subjects in rock, the Who's Pete Townshend has been tapped to give the keynote address March 14 at the 2007 South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas. The following day, Townshend will join his partner, singer/songwriter Rachel Fuller, in a performance as part of their Attic Jam series with special guests at a venue to be announced.
In addition, the Who has begun announcing dates for the 2007 leg of its North American tour, which is scheduled to begin Feb. 23 in Reno, Nev. The group will be out behind "Endless Wire," the first studio album under the Who name since 1982's "It's Hard."
Here are the Who's 2007 tour dates:
Feb. 23: Reno, Nev. (Events Center)
Feb. 25: Fresno, Calif. (Save Mart Center)
Feb. 26: Long Beach, Calif. (Long Beach Arena)
Feb. 28: Phoenix (US Airways Arena)
March 1: San Diego (ipayOne Center)
March 6: Indianapolis (Conseco Fieldhouse)
March 8: Washington, D.C. (Verizon Center)
March 9: Atlantic City, N.J. (Borgata)
March 11: Uniondale, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum)
March 13: Tampa, Fla. (Ford Amphitheatre)
March 17: Mexico City (Foro Sol)