The Who has one of the greatest rock legacies in music history; they’re one of the all-time great live bands, have sold over 100 million records world including nine US and ten UK top ten albums and fourteen UK top ten singles in a career spanning six decades.

Now Fifty-five years after they made their first recordings, The Who is back with their first new album in thirteen years entitled Who, released in November 2019 and is preceded by Ball And Chain.

The eleven-track album was mostly recorded in London and Los Angeles during spring and summer 2019 and was co-produced by Pete Townshend & D. Sardy (who has worked with Noel Gallagher, Oasis, LCD Soundsystem, Gorillaz) with vocal production by Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers, Roger Daltrey, Wilko Johnson).

Singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend are joined on the album by long-time Who drummer Zak Starkey, bassist Pino Palladino along with contributions from Simon Townshend, Benmont Tench, Carla Azar, Joey Waronker and Gordon Giltrap.

The songs on Who cover a myriad of subjects including the Grenfell Tower fire, musical theft, spirituality, reincarnation, the power of memory and ‘an old rock star that has lost his marbles’. Singer Roger Daltrey rates it amongst their strongest, “I think we’ve made our best album since Quadrophenia in 1973, Pete hasn’t lost it, he’s still a fabulous songwriter, and he’s still got that cutting edge”.

Two songs on the record the epic Ball And Chain and string-laden Hero Ground Zero recently got their world premiere when the band played with a 40-piece orchestra to a packed Wembley Stadium. Spring 2020 will see the band embarking on a UK tour featuring an orchestra.

TOUR DATES 2020

March

Date Venue
Mon 16th Manchester Arena
Wed 18th 3Arena Dublin
Sat 21st Utilita Arena Newcastle
Mon 23rd The SSE Hydro Glasgow
Wed 25th First Direct Arena Leeds
Mon 30th Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

April

Date Venue
Wed 1st Resorts World Arena Birmingham
Fri 3rd Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
Mon 6th M & S Bank Arena Liverpool
Tue 7th The SSE Wembley Arena London

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