From Planet Rock.
The Who will release their first album in 13 years in 2019 and head out on a symphonic tour.
Guitarist Pete Townshend says he has laid down 15 demos for the follow-up to 2006’s ‘Endless Wire’ at five different studios around the UK and will release the album this year once Roger Daltrey has laid down his vocals.
After Daltrey performed ‘Tommy’ with an orchestra last summer, Townshend also revealed to Rolling Stone that The Who will embark on a sprawling 29-date symphonic tour across North America.
The tour dates are yet to be announced, however Townshend says The Who will perform with a different local symphony orchestra on each night of the trek.
“I’ll be 75 years old in March and this feels like a dignified way to go and do music,” he explained. “That’s all we’re really left with. We’re old men now. We’ve lost the looks. We’ve lost the glamour. What we’re left with is the music and we’re going to present it in a way which is as fresh and powerful as ever.”
Although hesitant to call it a swansong tour, Roger Daltrey admits it could be his last, saying: “I think it is always a mistake to ever say ‘farewell’ but this will possibly be my last tour.
“I’m just being realistic about going through the 75th year of my life. I have to be realistic that this is the age I am and voices start to go after a while. I don’t want to be not as good as I was two years ago.”
For Townshend, he only agreed to the tour with concert giants Live Nation once The Who had new material to perform.
“I said I was not going to sign any contracts unless we have new material,” Townshend said. “This has nothing to do with wanting a hit album. It has nothing to do with the fact that the Who need a new album. It’s purely personal. It’s about my pride, my sense of self-worth and self-dignity as a writer.”
The Who: Moving On! North American tour
May 07: Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena, MI
May 09: Buffalo KeyBank Center, NY
May 11: Bristow Jiffy Lube Live, VA
May 13: New York Madison Square Garden, NY
May 16: Nashville Bridgestone Arena, TN
May 18: Noblesville Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, IN
May 21: Chicago Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, IL
May 23: Maryland Heights Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis, MO
May 25: Philadelphia Citizens Bank Park, PA
May 28: Detroit Little Caesars Arena, MI
May 30: Pittsburgh PPG Paints Arena, PA
Jun 01: Toronto Scotiabank Arena, ON
Sep 06: St Paul Xcel Energy Center, MN
Sep 08: Alpine Valley Music Theatre , WI
Sep 10: Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center, OH
Sep 13: Boston Fenway Park, MA
Sep 15: Wantagh Northwell Health At Jones Beach, NY
Sep 18: Atlanta State Farm Arena, GA
Sep 20: Ft. Lauderdale BB&T Center, FL
Sep 22: Tampa Amalie Arena, FL
Sep 25: Houston Toyota Center, TX
Sep 27: Dallas American Airlines Center, TX
Sep 29: Denver Pepsi Center, CO
Oct 11: Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl, CA
Oct 13: Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl, CA
Oct 16: San Diego Viejas Arena At Aztec Bowl San Diego State University, CA
Oct 19: Seattle T-Mobile Park, WA
Oct 21: Vancouver Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena, BC
Oct 23: Edmonton Rogers Place, AB
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The Who - Who Are You - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $12.20, €11.10 (New Item) (arrived 19-Nov-2019 14:49)
THE WHO Who Are You (1978 UK 9-track LP, the eighth studio album from the band & last to feature Keith Moon, who tragically passed away just three weeks after its release, glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve shows a little light shelfwear, whilst the vinyl remains in Excellent condition with few signs of play - a great example WHOD5004)
The Who - Who's Next - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $42.70, €38.85 (New Item) (arrived 18-Nov-2019 14:40)
THE WHO Who's Next (1971 UK 9-track LP, the fifth studio album by English rock band, including the singles Won't Get Fooled Again, Baba O'Riley & Behind Blue Eyes, matt card picture sleeve. The sleeve has some scuffing and light creasing, butwith no splits or rips. The vinyl shows a few noticeable surface scuffs & some spindle marks on the labels, but we have professionally cleaned & play tested & can confirm it still sounds Excellent, making this a very respectable copy availableatanattractive price)
The Who - I'm A Boy - 3pr - UK - 7" vinyl - £12.00, $14.64, €13.32 (New Item) (arrived 18-Nov-2019 11:47)
THE WHO I'm A Boy (1966 UK 7" vinyl single with intact three prong centre, also featuring In The City, plain company die cut paper sleeve. The vinyl remains in EX-/EX condition with just a few light surface scuffs to show for its fifty plus years)
The Who - Who Are You - UK - vinyl LP - £12.00, $14.64, €13.32 (New Item) (arrived 15-Nov-2019 16:13)
THE WHO Who Are You (UK Polydor Mid-Price issue of the 1978 9-track vinyl LP featuring Rod Argent and Andy Fairweather-Low, housed in a picture sleeve which has some minor edgewear and despite some light spindlewear to the label, the vinyl appears in barely played condition SPELP77)
The Who - Who's Next - 1st + Inner - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £125.00, $152.50, €138.75 (New Item) (arrived 14-Nov-2019 15:02)
THE WHO Who's Next (Rare 1971 UK first press 9-track LP, including the classic tracks Won't Get Fooled Again, Behind Blue Eyes & Baba O'Riley, matt picture sleeve with pinched spine & Head Hunters inner [with discreet title annotation]. The sleeve is Excellent with only some faintage wear & minor corner scuffing, there is just a small area of paper loss to the Side One label due to the shop sticker being removed back in the day, whilst the vinyl grades Excellent with an incredible deep sheen both sides & the lightest few spindle marks by the centre hole to show play. A fantastic one owner copy)
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THE WHO My Generation (Rare first issue 1965 UK 12-track deep groove mono LP on the black & silver Brunswick label with 1B/1B stampers & M/T tax code, classic front laminated picture sleeve. Without doubt one of THE party albums of the sixties and a mod classic to this day! LAT8616) See 'More Info' for full details on the condition of this rarity ...
The Who - Athena - UK - 7" picture disc - £10.00, $12.20, €11.10 (New Item) (arrived 14-Nov-2019 08:51)
THE WHO Athena (1982 UK limited edition 7" Picture Disc single, also including A Man Is A Man, clear PVC sleeve WHOP6)
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THE WHO The Kids Are Alright (1979 UK 19-track double vinyl LP soundtrack, single pocket hype stickered glossy picture sleeve complete with embossed 'film can' inners, The Who back catalogue insert & the 12" x 11" 20 page photo booklet including biography & notes on the recordings. The sleeve shows just a little general wear & the vinyl looks barely played)
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THE WHO Won't Get Fooled Again (US Decca rainbow label 7" single with small deletion drill hole, taken from the motion picture 'Lifehouse', also includes I Don't Even Know Myself, Decca company die-cut sleeve 32846)