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Pete Townshend (AP Photo)
Townshend To Keynote SXSW
Posted: December 18, 2006
AUSTIN, TX (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) -- The Who's own Pete Townshend will give the Keynote address at South by Southwest 2007. South by Southwest is a music, film and art festival held annually in Austin, Texas Reuters reported. The 2007 edition will be the 20 year anniversary for the event, which attracts over a thousand perfomers who play at dozens of venues around the city.

Townshend will join singer/songwriter Rachel Fuller in a live performance the following day.

The Who has also announced some of their 2007 tour dates. The tour is in support of their new album "Endless Wire."

February 23 - Reno, Nev. (Events Center)

February 25 - Fresno, Calif. (Save Mart Center)

February 26 - Long Beach, Calif. (Long Beach Arena)

February 28 - Phoenix (US Airways Arena)

March 1 - San Diego (ipayOne Center)

March 6 - Indianapolis (Conseco Fieldhouse)

March 8 - Washington, D.C. (Verizon Center)

March 9 - Atlantic City, N.J. (Borgata)

March 11 - Uniondale, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum)

March 13 - Tampa, Fla. (Ford Amphitheatre)

March 17 - Mexico City (Foro Sol)

-CelebrityAccess Staff Writers

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