Simon Townshend has been performing with The Who since the mid 90’s. When Roger Daltrey became ill with viral meningitis The Who had to reschedule their US "The Who Hits 50!" tour to 2016 so guitarist Simon decided to use those plane tickets & is continuing with his series of East Coast dates. I have a personal connection with Simon. In 1983 when he released his first solo album “Sweet Sound” I was brought over to create the video for the MTV hit “I Am The Answer” which he actually performed in 2014 with Pearl Jam at Milton Keynes Bowl in the UK. Simon stated, “It’s strange not being on the road when for months you’ve been mentally preparing yourself for it. Being away from home isn’t easy so the wind up is considerable. The unexpected late-in-the-day let down leaves one a little out on a limb ... So, I’ve been scheming… I can tell you that I’ve got a few more U.S. solo shows on the go. Maybe some of you dedicated Who fans will feel some solace in the fact I’ll be passing through your area with my acoustic guitar”.
So the British invasion is still on, albeit a one-man affair & Simon hopes that Who fans will come out to his shows ahead of the band’s rescheduled dates. On October 28th he playing The Cutting Room in NYC, then on October 29th at Daryl’s House in Pawling New York, followed by October 30th at The Burren Backroom in Somerville, MA, then on to Tin Angel in Philly on November 1st & concluding at Jammin’ Java on November 3rd in Vienna, Virginia.
For More Info & Tix: simontownshend.com
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