As previously reported, author Pete Townshend - and guitarist and chief songwriter for the Who - will be soon appearing at a library, a museum, and a handful of bookstores on the East Coast to promote his upcoming memoir, Who I Am.
Below is the current list, updated from information originally posted on the Harper Collins Publishers website:
All events promoting Who I Am:
Monday, October 08, 2012 (7 p.m.)
NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY/Live from the NYPL Series
- Celeste Bartos Forum of The New York Public Library
- 42nd Street at 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10018.
- General tickets on sale at midnight, September 7. $15.00 - $25.00. All ages. A pre-sale is going on right now to members, at a discount.
In conversation with Paul Holdengräber, one of rock-and-roll’s biggest icons will talk about his most intimate memories; from the inner sanctum of Eric Clapton’s drug-ridden hotel rooms to the feet of Jimi Hendrix and his electric kool-aid guitar; from the first trial performance of Townshend’s rock opera, Tommy, in a London bar to setting the record with The Who as the world’s loudest band, Townshend will unload the journey that left him writing songs for “the best live band of all time.” Hear the stories straight from the mouth that sang on the front lines of rock-and-roll’s takeover of the music world.
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 (7 p.m.)
BARNES & NOBLE/Union Square
33 E 17 ST New York, NY 10017
- In store signing.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 (7:30 p.m.)
PENN MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146
(Apparently moved from the Free Library Of Philadelphia's Montgomery Auditorium.)
- EVENT COMPLETELY SOLD OUT.
- Cost: $20 General Admission
- In conversation with author and musician Wesley Stace (a.k.a. John Wesley Harding.)
- No memorabilia, albums, etc. permitted. Book signing details to come.
Thursday, October 11, 2012 (6 p.m.)
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
- Pete Townshend, Founding Member of The Who
- Thurs., Oct. 11th @ 6:00 p.m.
- Store website offers signed copies by phone (201-445-0726).
Friday, October 12, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
BARNES AND NOBLE
STE 179, 800 Boylston St., Prudential Center, Boston, MA 02199
- No memorabilia. No limit on books purchased.
UPDATE: This Boston appearance has been canceled. There will be an interview and performance at the Berklee Performance Center, Boston, instead.
Townshend has also reportedly lined up some television appearances:
- ABC-TV - The View - Live Interview in-studio
- COMEDY CENTRAL - The Daily Show
- NBC- Today - Live Interview in Studio
- NBC - Late Night with Jimmy Fallon