Good news everyone, the Who, will be rocking the Super Bowl 2010 half-time show, releasing a new studio album, and have live performances in the near future.
The two surviving band members of the Who, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, will be performing on Dec. 7th, at the Miami Dolphin’s stadium. With over 100 million viewers, the Super Bowl will be sure to give the band a huge commercial boost.
One rumor has been going around that the Super Bowl would launch the Who’s farewell tour, fortunately, this is not the case.
“There is no farewell tour planned for 2010, and the Who are not disbanding,” Townshend said to Rolling Stone. “I love playing with this band I call ‘Who 2.’ It’s easy, and I catch fire, and I lose myself in the music – I’ve had some of my best moments onstage with Roger in the last four years.”
Townshend is currently recording demos for their upcoming album titled Floss. Townshend described the album to Rolling Stone as “an ambitious new project for me…[that] touches on the current issues faced by the boomer generation.”
All in all, I think we will be pleasantly surprised with the outcome of the event. The Who will have some great material prepared and we can expect none of the Janet Jackson – Justin Timberlake shenanigans from the 2004 Super Bowl.