Pete Townsend

Earlier this week The Who was forced to cancel a gig in Houston due to lead singer Roger Daltrey losing his voice, only getting about halfway through the show they already had started before calling it quits.

In an appearance on social media apologizing for it and promising some makeup dates, The Who’s lead guitarist Pete Townshend let it slip that the band will be appearing as part of next year’s New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Niiiiiiice! For now, consider it a rumor and we’ll see if the contracts get signed in the right places, but for now you better be considering booking that hotel already if you plan on going.

For this year’s 50th Anniversary Jazz Fest, there were heavy rumors that The Who were the Thursday night slot that eventually went to The Rolling Stones (before they passed to Fleetwood Mac who passed to Widespread Panic), so perhaps we could see them in that slot this year if the festival tries to keep that extra day on the books for good. Another hard-to-find vacation day necessary for the locals if someone like The Who shows up, and let’s not mention that extra ticket day requirement again.

At any rate, check out Townshend’s little announcement below and stay tuned for their rescheduled dates.


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