The Who to play smallest show in 40 years

From Planet Rock.

Billed as an ‘exclusive intimate acoustic performance’, the unique gig takes place at the 2,000-capacity PRYZM in Kingston-Upon-Thames on Friday 14th February 2020.

The concert celebrates The Who’s latest album ‘Who’, which was released to critical acclaim last Friday (6th December), and takes place 50 years to the day of their historic gig at the University of Leeds Refectory which was immortalised on their ‘Live at Leeds’ album.

Tickets to the never to be repeated acoustic show go on sale from Banquet Records’ website at 11am this morning (11th December).

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To celebrate the release of ‘WHO’ – The Who’s ‘best album since 1975….’ The Who announce they will play their smallest live show in over 40 years!

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‘Who’ is currently at Number One at the midweek stage on this week’s Official Albums Chart. If it stays there it will be the band’s first UK chart topper since ‘Who’s Next’ back in September 1971.

On Monday, the album was 6,000 sales ahead of its closest chart rival – Robbie Williams’ The Christmas Present.

Pete Townshend says of ‘Who’: “This album is almost all new songs written last year, with just two exceptions… There is no theme, no concept, no story, just a set of songs that I (and my brother Simon) wrote to give Roger Daltrey some inspiration, challenges and scope for his newly revived singing voice.

“Roger and I are both old men now, by any measure, so I’ve tried to stay away from romance, but also from nostalgia if I can. I didn’t want to make anyone feel uncomfortable. Memories are okay, and some of the songs refer to the explosive state of things today.”

The Who also head out on a headline UK arena tour in March and April 2020. Tickets are on sale from Planet Rock Tickets now.

They play the following shows:

MARCH 2020
Manchester Arena – 16th
Newcastle Metro Radio Arena – 21st
Glasgow The SSE Hydro – 23rd
Leeds First Direct Arena – 25th
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena – 30th

APRIL 2020
Birmingham Resorts World Arena – 1st
Nottingham Motorpoint Arena – 3rd
Liverpool M&S Bank Arena – 6th
London The SSE Arena, Wembley – 8th

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  • The Who - Live At Leeds - 1st - Black - Complete - Tuesday At The Marquee Poster - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £595.00, $815.15, €690.20 (New Item) (arrived 21-Sep-2021 16:09)
    on September 21, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    THE WHO Live At Leeds (Rare 1970 UK first press 6-track LP with machine stamped A1/B1 matrices, recorded live at Leeds University on February 14th 1970, housed in the original gatefold 'bootleg' style stapled pocket sleeve with BLACK text on the front & complete with all twelve inserts including photos & repro band letters, receipts & lyrics. This copy comes with the early variant of the poster which has 'Tuesdays at the Marquee' text along the bottom [apparently limited to 300 copies], as compared to later issues which have 'Live At Leeds' text. The 'bootleg' style sleeve shows some minor wear to the spine along along with a shop price sticker mark in the top right corner and some residue marks along the edges from some previous use of tape for reinforcement. There is a hand written annotation of the catalogue number on on the back of the sleeve and aside from a few odd light inevitable corner creases, the inserts show minimal sign of wear with the poster unused and the original poly-lined inner. There is some spindle wear visible and one or two cosmetic hairline paper marks on the vinyl, but otherwise grades an easy Excellent, a really nice example of this super rare initial pressing!)

  • The Who - Who's Next - 180gram Vinyl - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $27.40, €23.20 (New Item) (arrived 03-Sep-2021 15:31)
    on September 21, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    THE WHO Who's Next (2012 UK digitally remastered issue of the 1971 9-track LP pressed on 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl, including the classic singles Won't Get Fooled Again, Baba O' Riley and Behind Blue Eyes. The matte picture sleeve showsa little light creasing to the bottom left corner but comes with the replica 'Head Hunters' discography inner and apart from some faint cosmetic paper scuffs, the vinyl looks barely played)

  • The Who - The Kids Are Alright - 180gm - Sealed - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £30.00, $41.10, €34.80 (Back In Stock) (arrived 27-Aug-2021 07:26)
    on September 21, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    THE WHO The Kids Are Alright (2020 UK limited edition Audiophile double LP issue of the legendary 19-track companion album to the band's classic 1979 documentary film, pressed on 180gm Vinyl, including the extraordinary 1967 Smothers BrothersTV show version of My Generation [including exploding drum-kit finale], picture sleeve reproducing the original album artwork. This copy remains factory sealed from new in the original custom stickered shrinkwrap & is therefore still mint & unplayed)

  • The Who - My Generation - 1st - VG - UK - 7" vinyl - £35.00, $47.95, €40.60 (New Item) (arrived 30-Aug-2021 09:46)
    on September 21, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    THE WHO My Generation (1965 UK first press 7" vinyl single with intact four prong centre, also including Shout & Shimmy. Issued in a Brunswick die-cut paper sleeve, the vinyl grades VG+ with a few light paper hairline scuffs not affecting play. A must-have Mod classic!)

  • The Who - WHO - 180gm - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $34.25, €29.00 (New Item) (arrived 30-Aug-2021 14:13)
    on September 21, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    THE WHO WHO (2019 UK limited edition 11-track Audiophile LP pressed on 180gm Vinyl, complete with download code voucher and printed inner, picture sleeve. This copy remains factory sealed from new in the original custom stickered shrink & is therefore still mint & unplayed)

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