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Kathy VanTassell is webmaster for Simon Townshend's Official webpage and has been minding the fort since 1999.

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Save Me From Me – The Bitter End 1996

July 19, 2016 | By | 1 Comment
Save Me From Me – The Bitter End 1996

A bit of a treat! In July of 1996, The Who brought Quadrophenia to Madison Square Garden, NYC for a 6 night run. Simon was part of the touring band (guitar, vocals & “Dirty Jobs”). On his day off in the middle of that run, he played to a packed out, enthusiastic crowd at the […]

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June 26 – Katie’s Run – The Katie McBride Foundation

June 18, 2016 | By | 2 Comments
June 26 – Katie’s Run – The Katie McBride Foundation

When Simon participated in the Firemen’s Jam at the SHFD earlier this year, we got to met some extraordinary fire fighters, police officers and family members. LEARN ABOUT KATIE’S RUN and the Katie McBride Foundation

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IOW 2016 & Toulouse – Double Time

June 16, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
IOW 2016 & Toulouse – Double Time

Two Sets in One! Twice the fun at both IOW 2016 and at Zenith Toulouse as Simon not only plays with The Who, but gets his own set prior! Isle of Wight 2016 The Who headlined Isle of Wight Festival on Saturday June 11th, closing the evening’s festivities. However, earlier in the day Simon had his own […]

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Who Cares Benefit 2016

June 11, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Who Cares Benefit 2016

Who Cares About The Next Generation – May 31 2016 A private event was held at the Pacific Palisades residence of Christine & Jordan Kaplan to help raise awareness and funds for Autism and Teen Cancer. About 600+ attendees witnessed sets from Joan Jett, Eddie Vedder & The Who, special guests David Spade (who did a stand […]

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Keeping Busy on Days Off

June 9, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Keeping Busy on Days Off

Leg 1 Who Hits 50 North America The Who returned to the North America in February of 2016. And as usual, Simon tries to get out and do some solo gigs on his days off whenever possible. We managed to schedule a fair amount during leg 1, but tour logistics don’t always cooperate and we […]

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Hotel Café Review – MonkeyGoose Magazine

May 26, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Hotel Café Review – MonkeyGoose Magazine

Over at MonkeyGoose Magazine there’s a great write up and terrific pix by Matt Stasi of Simon’s gig at The Hotel Café on 5/24 “By the end of the night, Simon had taken his audience on a personal journey down the roadways of his life that only a true artist can do.” Read the whole article and […]

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Simon to open for The Who in Toulouse !

May 20, 2016 | By | 1 Comment
Simon to open for The Who in Toulouse !

Exciting News! Pleased to announce that Simon Townshend will be opening for The Who when they play Zenith de Toulouse on June 14th! Tickets available here And just like at IOW 2016, Simon will be on stage afterwards with THE WHO – twice the fun!  

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In for a treat at The Hotel Café on May 24th

May 15, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
In for a treat at The Hotel Café on May 24th

If you caught Simon during the Roger Daltrey Tommy Tour a while back, then you may have also been lucky enough to have seen Paul Freeman opening for many of those gigs. Paul’s new band is The 100 Year War, and they will have the first set on Tues May 24th at The Hotel Cafe […]

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