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Pete Townshend to play Troubadour Friday; tickets on sale today

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Guitar hero Pete Townshend, who wrote the classic rock opera "Tommy" when he was just 23 years old and led The Who through more than 40 years of rock despite hand and ear injuries, and drug and legal run-ins, will be playing a show Friday night at the Troubadour.

Billed "Rachel Fuller In the Attic with Pete Townshend and friends," tickets go on sale at 1 p.m. today via Ticketmaster with a price tag of a cool $100. Because the gig is Friday, purchased tickets will be available at the will call window. So if you're lucky enough to get tickets, show up early because the line will probably be quite long, and make sure you bring your ID.

Although he once wrote that he hoped he died before he got old, most fans are quite happy that he is still around and kicking at 63 years old. The last time Townshend rocked L.A. was earlier this year when he and Roger Daltrey performed for a surprise concert at the Harmonix and MTV Games Rock Band Party at the Orpheum Theatre.

After the jump, Pete performs the classic Who song "Bargain" from an episode of Fuller's popular online music chat show "In the Attic."

--Tony Pierce

Photo: Pete Townshend at the surprise concert at the Harmonix and MTV Games Rock Band Party at the Orpheum Theatre. Credit: Frank Micelotta / Getty Images for MTV

 
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