Pete Townshend is giving every indication that the Who's 2019 self-titled set will not be the band's finale. Townshend is featured as the cover story for the August issue of Guitar Player magazine and spoke about the prospects for yet another Who album with Roger Daltrey.
Townshend explained, “Even to this day, whenever I ring Roger up and I say, y'know, 'Shall we try to make another record?,' he says, 'You’ve got another bloody concept?' I think also he doesn’t really want to be selling ideas that either are vague or evolving, that are unfinished. But I’m still at a place now where I want to be gambling and taking chances as a studio composer and writer. It could be tricky. And I think it’s partly because we’re getting older, and partly because this lockdown has left us flailing quite a bit.”
Regarding a return to the road after both the Who and Daltrey's solo shows were sidelined by the pandemic and its aftermath, Townshend revealed, “I think Roger just wants to get out and use his voice. And so it feels to me like what he’ll want to do is play catch-up with touring, which is very much what we did after I took a great long sabbatical from the Who from the end of ’82 right through to ’96, pretty much. But I don’t know the extent to which I will be willing to tour the way we have been touring in recent years, although I have been finding it easy and I’ve been finding it interesting.”