The Who offers peek at upcoming plans

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Earlier this month, we told you that The Who’s Roger Daltrey would be embarking on a U.S. tour this fall in order to “keep his voice trim” for upcoming Who ventures.

Thanks to a recently posted blog on the band’s official website (via Pitchfork), we now know what exactly will compose said ventures. According to the posting, Pete Townshed is currently penning a musical titled Floss. Billed as similar to classic rock operas like Tommy and Quadrophenia, the English native’s endeavor will tell the story of the relationship between a pub-rock musician who suddenly finds wealth and his wife, while incorporating “surround-sound ‘soundscapes’ featuring complex sound-effects and musical montages.”

Soundtracks, complex effects, and montages? Sounds like something that would work well on a new Who album, right? Well, Townshed apparently thinks so and went on to confirm in the note that much of the show’s music will find its way on the band’s next album, which as it turns out is due for release next year.

To recap, lots of new Who coming soon.

Floss is expected to be unveiled (possibly somewhere in New York) in 2011. Find Daltrey’s aforementioned tour dates below.

Roger Daltrey 2009 Tour Dates:
10/10 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
10/12 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
10/15 – Highland, CA @ San Manuel Indian Casino
10/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
10/18 – San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s
10/20 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
10/22 – Thackerville, OK @ Winstar Casino
10/24 – Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Cafe
10/25 – Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theatre
10/28 – Durham, NC @ Durham PAC
10/30 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
10/31 – Elizabeth, IN @ Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino
11/02 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
11/03 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
11/05 – Orillia, ON @ Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
11/07 – Mashantucket, CT @ MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods
11/08 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
11/10 – Baltimore, MD @ Lyric Opera House
11/11 – Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre
11/13 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Music Box
11/14 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Music Box
11/17 – Red Banks, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre
11/18 – Norfolk, VA @ Chrysler Hall Theatre
11/20 – New York, NY @ Nokia Thatre
11/24 – N. Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Coliseum
11/25 – Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
11/27 – Ft. Myers, FL @ Mann Performing Arts Hall
11/29 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Live
11/30 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall