Pete Townshend doesn't 'like' The Who shows

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 May 2015
Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend doesn't "like" performing with The Who but claims he does it because it's "incredibly easy"

Pete Townshend doesn't "like" performing with The Who.

The guitarist - who is in the iconic band along with fellow founding member Roger Daltrey, 71 - explained despite playing shows around the world, he doesn't particularly enjoy his life on the road.

He said: "The shows? I don't like them. I don't find them fulfilling. But I'm brilliant at it. I find it incredibly easy. I drift through it.

"I get out the other end and the next day, somebody comes up to me and says, 'You were f**king amazing yesterday!'"

The 'My Generation' rocker went on to liken his performances to a pair of shoes, saying he has reached a point where he will never disappoint people with what he does, just like a good cobbler.

Speaking in the new issue of Uncut magazine, he added: "It's like being able to make a pair of shoes and knowing that you've got to a point that whenever you make a pair of shoes for somebody they're going to last them for life. I don't get particularly excited about it, but I do find it easy."

The 69-year-old musician - who is currently on tour across North America - will return to Europe for a string of shows in June, including a headline performance at Barclaycard's British Summer Time in London's Hyde Park on 26 June.

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