The Who Confirm First New Studio Album In 13 Years and Tour


On Jan. 14, 2019 The Who announced they are working on their first new album in 13 years, which will be released in late 2019.

Lead guitarist Pete Townshend,73, posted a statement describing the album. He said the album consists of ballads that are dark, heavy rock, electronic, and samples.

Townshend already has 15 songs indraft for the album. This is The Who’s first album since they released their 11th studio in 2006 “Endless Wire.”

Roger Daltrey, 74, announced dates for The Who’s “Moving On!” tour. The first date will be at the Van Andel Arena located in Grand Rapids, Michigan on May 7. The band will be in New York at Madison Square Garden on May 13, and the band will end their tour on October 23, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada at the Rogers Arena.

The concert will include music from the band’s entire celebrated career, and there will be a local orchestra playing with the band.

Daltry promised fans that even though there will be an orchestra performing with The Who, the concert will sound like classic Who. He also mentioned that this may be The Who’s last tour with him. In an interview with The Mirror, Daltry said that he has to be realistic and he is getting older and his voice does not sound as it once did. He doesn’t want to keep performing if his voice is not up to par.