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The Who: New Album & tour in 2019

Written by on January 14, 2019

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The Who: New Album & tour in 2019

The Who have announced their intention to release a new album later this year, with the news attached to onfirmation of a North American arena tour.

The Who 2019

The upcoming new record will be the veteran band’s first since 2006’s ‘Endless Wire’.

That record ended a 24-year wait for a full LP following 1982’s ‘It’s Hard’.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, The Who’s Pete Townshend disclosed that he told promoters Live Nation that he wouldn’t agree to a new tour unless they band had a new songs in the works.

“I said I was not going to sign any contracts unless we have new material,” Townshend explained. “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 untitled album currently exists as 15 demos, all of which were written and recorded by Townshend last year.

The Who: Pinball Wizard (Youtube)

Bandmate Roger Daltrey is expected to record vocals for the tracks later this year, with a 2019 release currently planned.

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