Pete Townshend fans can rejoice as the Who leader will be bringing back his online performance show, ‘In The Attic.’ The series, which started in 2006 with Townshend and wife Rachel Fuller performing music inside a camper while on tour in Europe with the Who, quickly morphed into live club hootenanny’s — dubbed ‘Attic Jams’ featuring the couple collaborating with a string of younger artists and veteran musicians.
Over the years, both the camper Internet performances and live gigs, gave fans the opportunity to witness Townsend revisit both his Who and solo songbook, while performing numerous tunes that eluded inclusion in the Who’s generally hit-based setlists.
Rachel Fuller announced the return of the series on social media, posting: “We are reviving ‘In The Attic’ in these unprecedented times. It will be called ‘In The Bunker’ and will be live. With guests. Here is a clip from 15 years ago. Watch this space.”
- Out on CD/DVD is Rachel Fuller Presents In The Attic With Pete Townshend And Friends. The collection features highlights from Townshend and Fuller’s 2007 low-key acoustic gatherings dubbed “Attic Jams” at New York City’s Joe’s Pub and L.A.’s Hotel Cafe.
- In addition to Townshend performing such Who classics as “The Real Me,” “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” “Drowned” and “The Acid Queen,” the set also features performances by Tenacious D, Jimmy Fallon, Ben Harper, Amos Lee, Alexi Murdoch, and Rachael Yamagata.
- The collection also features Townshend’s historic one-off live collaboration with Lou Reed on the Velvet Underground classics “White Light/White Heat” and “Pale Blue Eyes.”
CHECK IT OUT: Rachel Fuller’s post announcing the return of “In The Attic”:
CHECK IT OUT: Pete Townshend on June 17th, 2006 performing The Who’s “Too Much Of Anything” live on “In The Attic”: