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NEW YORK -- The Who's Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend are taking "Quadrophenia" and other Who classics on the road for a U.S. tour this fall, but first plan what Daltrey calls a great finale for the Olympic Games in London.
"We have recorded a piece of music that is a fabulous ending for the Olympics . . . and just shows the great music that has come out of this country. This country has put some fabulous music out into the world," Daltrey said Wednesday as he sat next to Townshend. Both are British.
The Who's Olympics performance will be a tune-up of sorts for the band's American tour, which kicks off Nov. 1 in Sunrise, Fla., and will end in Providence, R.I., on Feb. 26.
The band will play regionally in Greensboro, N.C., on Nov. 9; in Pittsburgh on Nov. 11; in Louisville, Ky., on Feb. 16; and in Columbus, Ohio, on Feb. 17.
The last time The Who toured the United States was in 2008.
During a wide-ranging video conference, during which they took questions that were sent in ahead of time, the surviving members of the legendary band were asked if they were planning to use holograms, like Dr. Dre did to lifelike effect with the image of Tupac Shakur at Coachella in April, for late members Keith Moon and John Entwistle. Moon died in 1978, Entwistle in 2002.