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This year, The Who’s 1969 album Tommy will nearly be 50 years old (48 to be exact). Although 48 years old is not particularly a major milestone when it comes to commemorations, anniversaries and celebrations, Pete Townshend is planning to write a brand new song from the album for a very special group of people, and occasion.
This year, a new stage production of the album is being toured around the world, with all parts being performed by actors with disabilities. The new song, or number, is being dubbed “Acid Queen 2,” and according to Townshend will be about dealing with fame after fame has faded away.
“When I heard the there was a new planned production of Tommy, I was pleased, of course. But when I heard they planned to do a production featuring actors with disabilities of various kinds, that will actually throw new light on the original story, I became very excited. This is a totally new adventure, and really does refer back to my original story in which a young man, disabled by extreme trauma, finds his way to some kind of spiritual place because he can FEEL music. I can’t wait to see it.”– Townshend said.
The production is set to open in Ipswich on March 30th. Check out the trailer below!