Roger Daltry and Pete Townshend Announce New Live DVD

October 7, 2005, NEW YORK, NY

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltry Announce New DVD Project

Fans of rock and roll' young and not-so-young' awaited the announcement of a new project last night by legendary rockers Roger Daltry and Pete Townshend of the Who. The high-tech Samsung store of New York's posh Time Warner Center was lined with eager fans and press who broke into applause at the news of a 3-disc DVD set titled THE WHO: Tommy and Quadrophenia Live with Special Guests, slated to hit the market on November 15, 2005.

Roger Daltry and Actor/Writer Mike Myers

The boxed set, which will be a must-have for any classic rocker's stocking this Christmas, contains 3 discs. Disc One features a live concert of Tommy performed at Los Angeles' Universal Amphitheater in 1989. Special guests Elton John, Phil Collins, Billy Idol, Steve Winwood and Patti LaBelle grace the stage, wailing hits from the original rock opera with high theatrics and garish costumes about everyone's favorite deaf, dumb and blind pinball wizard.

Roger Daltry with LA Splash Reporter Sarah White

On Disc Two, the Who's more obscure opus, Quadrophenia, is pieced together from performances of the Who's 1996/1997 U.S. tour, complete with staged live action and a DVD extra titled "The Quadrophenia Story" told by album producer Aubrey Powell. Both Tommy and Quadrophenia come with special MX DVD Commentary by Pete Townshend and Roger Daltry, allowing the viewer to call up interviews and interpretation along with the music without ever leaving the concert.

Tho Who's Pete Townshend and Photographer Brynna Tucker

Disc 3 is a mish-mash of live performances, including many of the Who's huge hits: Substitute, I Can See for Miles, Won't Get Fooled Again, Who Are You, Behind Blue Eyes and Baba O'Riley. A Billy Idol interview rounds out the final disc.

At last night's event, Daltry and Townshend spoke about their latest project with the coolness and serenity of aging rockers who have kept their senses of humor about themselves. To them and to Samsung executives who share the promotion duties of the new DVD, Tommy and Quadrophenia have finally reached the technological age (particularly the digital age) in which they belong. In other words, this stuff really holds up.

Also at the event was movie star and former Saturday Night Live actor Mike Myers who is rumored to be working on a film project about Who drummer Keith Moon, produced by Daltry.

While the DVD set is scheduled to drop on November 15th, anxious fans may procure a free copy of THE WHO: Tommy and Quadrophenia Live with Special Guests by participating in Samsung's latest promotion and buying qualified equipment between now and November 30th.

 

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