On February 14th -- 50 years to the day after the Who's legendary concert at Leeds University -- the band will play an intimate acoustic set at Pryzm in Kingston-Upon-Thames. The Who.com posted that doors open at 7 pm and with the Who taking the stage at 8 pm. The gig is being billed as a "a never to be repeated intimate acoustic show."

There's been no word as to whether the show will only feature Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, or whether the core touring Who ensemble will perform "unplugged" at the 2,000 capacity club.

Fans are already hoping that the acoustic gig will prove to be the deep catalogue show the band has promising for years. Roger Daltrey told us that despite the fact that the Who desperately want to devote a portion to their concerts to rarely performed material, there simply isn't enough room in the context of the band's typical arena shows: "There's only tiny bits of it you can change every night and us trying to place a lot of the newer songs, obviously a lot of the older ones have to drop out. So, we're stuck between a rock and a hard place. We do our best, and hopefully we will find other formulas to present the other music that people want to hear in different situations in the future."

Pete Townshend acknowledges how strange it is for two men -- now in their 70's -- who have been so closely tied creatively since their teenage years, to remain together yet not be particularly close: "Y'know, my wife often says, 'Y'know, there's some kind of karmic thing going on there, because, y'know, you don't spend very much time together, you don't talk about what you do, and you just kind of get together when you're thrown together to do a tour -- and then you do your thing.' And I think that's they way it's been for a very long time -- and probably since the beginning, y'know? So, we do often feel like half-a-band."

Out now is the Who's 12th studio album, titled, WHO.

AUDIO: PETE TOWNSHEND ON HIS PRESENT DAY RELATIONSHIP WITH ROGER DALTREY
AUDIO: ROGER DALTREY ON THE WHO FINDING A WAY TO PERFORM RARER MATERIAL