The Who's Pete Townshend Releasing Debut Novel

After more than half a century with The Who, Pete Townshend is branching out into the literary world, publishing his first novel later this year. The book is called The Age of Anxiety and explores the music business while following two London familes. Townshend says it "deals with mythic and operatic themes". But Townshend has bigger plans than just a novel. He also envisions it as an opera and art installation and says most of the music has been composed. 2019 is shaping up to be a busy year for Townshend with a huge North American tour beginning in May and a new Who album in the works.   

“I am an avid reader and have really enjoyed writing it. I am also happy to say the majority of the music is composed, ready to be polished up for release and performance. It’s tremendously exciting,” said Townshend.

The book will be published globally on November 5.

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