Pete Townshend remains unsure how and when the Who will be able to resume their tour dates. Prior to the pandemic, he and Roger Daltrey were on tour with a local symphony orchestra accompanying the band every night, with the 2020 shows working in material from the band's latest album, WHO. A tour of the UK and Ireland was postponed several times until it was finally scrapped altogether.
Just released is the “Super-Deluxe Edition” of The Who Sell Out in a massive box set, with a total of 112 tracks over five discs. The collection includes never-before-heard outtakes and Pete Townshend demos — along with a heaping dose of replica memorabilia from the era.
During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Townshend was, as always, brutally honest with fans: “Everything is in the air, and nobody knows what’s going to happen. I heard that (our promoter) Live Nation usually has 25 acts out between April and August in America. Next year, they have 48. And so that means there’s a lot of competing for venues.”