Roger Daltrey, left, and Pete Townshend, seen on the stage at the 2010 Super Bowl in Miami, are taking “Quadrophenia” on the road for a U.S. tour this fall.
From news service reports
NEW YORK - The Who's Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend are taking "Quadrophenia" and other Who classics on the road for a U.S. tour this fall, but first plan what Daltrey calls a great finale for the Olympic Games in London.
"We have recorded a piece of music that is a fabulous ending for the Olympics ... and just shows the great music that has come out of this country. This country has put some fabulous music out into the world," Daltrey said Wednesday as he sat next to Townshend. Both are British.
The Who's Olympic performance will be a tuneup of sorts for their American tour, which kicks off Nov. 1 in Sunrise, Fla., and will end in Providence, R.I., on Feb. 26.
The last time they toured the United States was in 2008.
During a wide-ranging video conference, during which they took questions that were sent in ahead of time, the surviving members of the legendary band were asked if they were planning to use holograms, like Dr. Dre did to lifelike effect with the image of Tupac Shakur at Coachella in April, for the late members Keith Moon and John Entwistle.
"I thought about it but everybody is doing it now," said Daltrey. "I don't know whether we need it. And it's only a gimmick. We were very good on gimmicks in the '70s but I think we can leave it alone now."
He also said the band did not plan to have guest singers as they did on their previous tour.
The double album "Quadrophenia," released in 1973, was the Who's second acclaimed rock opera ("Tommy" being the first). Written by Townshend, Daltrey called it "Pete's pinnacle."
The band will play the album in its entirety. A documentary about the making of the album, "The Who: Quadrophenia - Can You See the Real Me?" will be shown July 24 in theaters across the country.
The London Olympics start July 27 and run until Aug. 12.
Their Olympic gig will put them on an even bigger stage than their halftime performance at the Super Bowl in 2010. Daltrey said the closing performance "is not about The Who being on a TV show, it's about making great music that is apropos to the end of that event. ... I'm extremely proud of it."
Lohan lands a 'life imitates art' film role?
LOS ANGELES - Amid ongoing legal issues, a recent car crash and run-in with paramedics, Lindsay Lohan has secured her next movie role.
Producer Braxton Pope says Lohan will star in "The Canyons," a film by "Less Than Zero" author Bret Easton Ellis about sex and ambition among 20-somethings in Los Angeles. Paul Schrader, who wrote "Taxi Driver" and directed "American Gigolo," is set to direct the film.
Publicist Steve Honig, confirmed that Lohan, 26, had been cast and said she's been on set since last week.
"A big part of the reason she did this was because of Paul Schrader and the opportunity to work with such an iconic filmmaker," Honig said.
During recent production of "Liz and Dick," she crashed her Porsche into a dump truck and a week later was treated by paramedics for exhaustion and dehydration.
Schrader describes the "Canyon" characters as "beautiful people doing bad things in nice rooms."
Campbell cancels Australia from 'Goodbye Tour'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country Music Hall of Fame performer Glen Campbell is canceling his tour of Australia and New Zealand with Kenny Rogers next month for health reasons.
A spokeswoman says Campbell is not up for "the very long flight that it would require." The 76-year-old is battling Alzheimer's disease.
It would have been Campbell's last international stop on his "Goodbye Tour."
Rogers is continuing the monthlong tour, kicking off Aug. 10 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Australian country artists will fill in as special guests. Campbell was also scheduled to do a solo show in Brisbane, Australia.
Campbell received the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award this year.Tweet