The Los Angeles Times recently reported that a new three-day musical extravaganza was being put together by the Coachella Festival’s organizers that will feature many of the biggest classic-rock artists on the planet, including Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Who, Neil Young and Roger Waters. While the event has not been officially announced, Who frontman Roger Daltrey appears to confirm in a new interview that his band indeed will be taking part in the festival.
“I think it’s us and Roger Waters on the same day,” Daltrey told Postmedia Network. “I mean it’s a fantastic idea for a festival. It’s the greatest remains of our era. I’m glad we made it!”
This lines up with what was reported in the Times, which said that Dylan and The Stones would be playing on October 7; Young and McCartney would perform on October 8; and The Who and Waters would close out the festival on October 9.
The Times also reported that Coachella fest promoter Goldenvoice and its corporate partner, AEG Live, are organizing the event, which will be held at the Coachella grounds in Indio, California.
In his interview with Postmedia Network, Daltrey added about the festival, “It’s a great idea…I just hope a lot of normal fans can get tickets before they get snatched up.”
In other Who news, the band’s April 26 show at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre — the kickoff date of its upcoming tour leg — recently was pushed back to April 27, because local NBA team the Toronto Raptors has a home playoff game scheduled at the venue on the 26th. The Who’s new run of North American dates is mapped out through a May 29 concert in Las Vegas.
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