By: Zooby Qizilbash
There is no ‘Substitute’ for a great guitarist. Whether you’re in your car with the windows down, blasting some tunes, or sitting at home on your porch, with a brew and a boombox. Wait, do people still use those sweet boomboxes anymore?
No matter what your ‘Generation’ is, the impact of The Who can be felt from coast to coast. Guitarist/songwriter Pete Townshend has honored us with his presence for a long time, but on Friday night, it was time for the tables to turn.
Townshend was honored at the 28th annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, presented in California. The Who member was presented with the Les Paul Award, which recognizes achievement in audio technology and production.
The event included a toast from Slash, a message from Mick Jagger and a video greeting from Paul McCartney; a fairly memorable night for any rock star.
The award came just a day before The Who kick off the second leg of their Quadrophenia and More North American tour dates, which begins tonight (January 28th) in Anaheim, CA.
If you’re looking for more of an international flare, the UK rockers have recently announced plans to extend the tour to Europe in the summer. A 12-date starts in Dublin on June 8th and wraps up July 5th in Amsterdam. A summer evening listening to The Who in Europe sounds about as good as it gets!
For more information on The Who’s tour dates, be sure to check out their official website. Tickets for their European tour dates go on sale February first so act fast so you ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again.’