The Who guitarist Pete Townshend recently discussed rock bands doing touring then going on hiatus, and then coming back. He used AC/DC as an example, saying he wishes The Who were like them. He then teased bands like The Who and AC/DC touring in 2022.
Townshend told Rolling Stone about postponing The Who’s 2022 tour, “For me, it was all coming too soon. There was a U.K. tour of 10 shows and then an American tour starting at the New Orleans Jazz Festival in April. It felt to me like I needed a rest. And so I re-arranged the universe, brought in this thing called Covid-19 and then a year off! [Laughs]
I was relieved, in a sense, that I didn’t have to tour. I would have done an OK job, I’m sure. But I felt like I needed a break, but I think everyone else did, too. You know, if rock & roll had a model, it would probably be AC/DC or ZZ Top.”
He later added, “The rumors here … I don’t think it’s any kind of scoop. Everything is in the air and nobody knows what’s going to happen. I heard that Live Nation usually has 25 acts out between April and August in America. Next year, they have 48. And so that means there’s a lot of competing for venues. Of course, we have to compete with the usual sport events.”