The Who: Rock Band happening “next year”?

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By now, everyone’s played The Beatles Rock Band. No? Well, you should. It’s probably one of the most entertaining experiences available on a video game console today, and it’s one of the better incarnations of the “holier than thou” Rock Band series. Now, it seems like more bands are booking Harmonix for their own release. Next up? The Who!

At least that’s what Roger Daltrey thinks. In an interview with MassLive, the athletic frontman hinted at the release, saying, “The game, yeah, yeah, they’re going to be doing a Who one next year. There is one planned. [The idea] is fabulous. Anything that gets non-musical people interested in music is wonderful.”

Of course, that sparked some media attention, and one Rock Band spokesperson came out and released this statement: “We’re working closely with The Who on what’s next, but don’t have anything new to announce at this time.”

Fans can already speculate what the package would entail: Animations depicting scenes from Tommy or Quadrophenia? A smashable Gibson SG? Disposable amps? A bathtub of baked beans? Well, maybe some things are best left to the imagination, huh? Let’s just hope they make room for some Keith Moon-inspired tomfoolery!

Until then…

Roger Daltrey 2009 Tour Dates:
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