In Simon's Blog by Simon Townshend19 Comments

Back on the road. Arrived at Detroit hotel, unpacked, bite to eat, shower, blog and ready for bed…. Er, did someone say, bed? This is what happens to me, I can’t deal with jet lag so I simply sleep it off (and wake at 4am bright as a button).

Anyway, back in the States raring to go. Rehearsals start tomorrow, first Who gig is here in Motor City this Saturday 27th at Joe Louis Arena and I’m solo at Hugh’s Room, Toronto on Monday 29th.

There have been a few last minute changes to The Who’s touring schedule and some added activity so unfortunately my solo show at The Cutting Room, NYC is going to be postponed until next time around. Mcloones, Asbury Park, NJ show is still going ahead – that’s on St Patrick’s day, 17th March…. Maybe see some of you New Yorkers there.

Well, that’s the blog update done…. Now, what’s next?



  1. I’ll try to get out to Hugh’s Room on Monday, Simon! Very excited for the Who show on tuesday.

  2. Hello Simon, Welcome to The D! We will see you and your mates tomorrow as you open up THE WHO Hits 50 at The Joe Louis Arena. We are second row, right in front of you and Pino. If all goes as we are hoping, Debbie and I will see you in the VIP area. Rock on Simon!

  3. Have a great time over there Simon , catch you when you are back in the U.K.

  4. Go over to Autorama and see a lot of old Detroiters and their crazy cars. You’ll have a blast!

  5. Simon…I saw you in Detroit solo in 1986ish amazing then and amazing now. Haven’t missed a Who show since 1980…Detroit and Toronto with one in NY for good measure!

    Looking forward to Saturday.

  6. We’ve been waiting for this show at the Joe since tickets went on sale in October 2014! Of course it was postponed last October, so we can’t wait until Saturday!!:-)

  7. Hi Simon. Welcome to the REAL Motown. So excited I can’t stand it. I’m wintering in Florida. Having had my since October 5th 2014. Now the time has come. I’m flying home Friday.. I had dream last night that you were in Detroit. Now I find out you are. I’m 2nd row off the floor on your side. About 15 rows from the stage. Have a GREAT gig. Now I have to listen to the song …. Now the time has come etc….

  8. Welcome to Detroit, Simon! We are eagerly anticipating the show on Saturday and are making a day of it and will be downtown all day (and all of the night). Lots of new places and things to see, but do get by the DIA for a quick visit, even if just to see the Diego Rivera murals. Stunnin!

  9. Hi Simon, hear tell you tore it up at the Half Moon 🙂 So, back in the Motor City eh? Will you get a chance to visit Hitsville? Its a fascinating look at the original Motown studio. I’ll see you at the Louisville show on March 12th. Break a leg Saturday! Tim Hinkley

  10. Hi Simon.
    Hope to catch a solo show back in the UK soon, but look forward to seeing you next week at Madison SQ. I’m heading over from Brlfast, Northern Ireland. Dont think Ive ever been so excited!!! ( unless my wife reads this, in which case I hsvent been so excited since our wedding day). Best wishes… See you next week.

  11. Great to be reading a Townshend blog; reminds me of the halcyon days of the 2000 tours. Forge on, move ahead. Keep on jeeping on. Best of luck to all on the tour Simon.

  12. I can’t tell how happy I am you’re finally doing a solo gig in Toronto! I’ve waiting a very long time for this. Looking forward to hearing your songs especially The Way It Is. This one is close to my heart. See you Monday!! 🙂

  13. Sorry to hear the NYC show was cancelled. I was looking forward to seeing you with my gals.

  14. Not a problem at all. Will catch the NYC show on your rebound (#TimeTheHealer!!) ?
    So glad my group and I got tix for the Ringwood and Asbury Park shows, this New Yorker will travel for brilliant talent! ????

    1. I’ll see you in Vegas I can’t get tkts for my hometown show as its sold out
      I’ve been a fan for 40 years I saw you in Windsor with roger for tommy it was excellent
      Good luck Saturday night Detroit rocks like no other
      Tim MacArthur

      1. Well come to Michigan Simon. Hope you don’t mind the snow, rain mix. Have fun at the rehearsal. ☺ ❤

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