The Who Announce First New Album in 13 Years, North American Tour

The tour may very well be the septuagenarian rockers' last

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The Who Announce First New Album in 13 Years, North American Tour

British rock icons The Who are preparing for an extended North American stay this upcoming spring and fall.

Their Moving On! Tour announcement also revealed plans for the band’s first new studio album in 13 years, due out later this year. The Who’s last album of new songs was 2006’s Endless Wire.

The arena tour will include The Who’s first return to the States since their 2017 Las Vegas residency. Fronted by original members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, the band—rounded out live by guitarist/backup singer Simon Townshend, keyboardist Loren Gold, bassist Jon Button and drummer Zak Starkey—will be enlisting symphonic accompaniment to deliver their classic-rock anthems across the 29-stop run.

Daltrey ensures in a statement, “Be aware Who fans! Just because it’s The Who with an orchestra, in no way will it compromise the way Pete and I deliver our music. This will be full throttle Who with horns and bells on.”

As for the band’s new album, fans can expect “dark ballads, heavy rock stuff, experimental electronica, sampled stuff and Who-ish tunes that began with a guitar that goes yanga-dang,” Townshend has said.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, Jan,. 18 to the general public through Live Nation, with one dollar from each sale being donated to Teen Cancer America. Online ticket sales will also include access to a CD copy of The Who’s forthcoming album upon its release.

Watch a vintage 1973 The Who performance from the Paste archives and see dates for the Moving On! Tour below. The band’s new album is currently without a title or release date.

The Who Tour Dates:

May
07 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Van Andel Arena
09 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ KeyBank Center
11 – Bristow, Va. @ Jiffy Lube Live
13 – New York, N.Y. @ Madison Square Garden
16 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone Arena
18 – Noblesville, Ind. @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
21 – Chicago, Ill. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
23 – Maryland Heights, Mo. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis
25 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Citizens Bank Park
28 – Detroit, Mich. @ Little Caesars Arena
30 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ PPG Paints Arena

June
01 – Toronto, Ont. @ Scotiabank Arena

September
06 – St. Paul, Minn. @ Xcel Energy Center
08 – Alpine Valley, Wis. @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
10 – Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio @ Blossom Music Center
13 – Boston, Mass. @ Fenway Park
15 – Wantagh, N.Y. @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
18 – Atlanta, Ga. @ State Farm Arena
20 – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. @ BB&T Center
22 – Tampa, Fla. @ Amalie Arena
25 – Houston, Texas @ Toyota Center
27 – Dallas, Texas @ American Airlines Center
29 – Denver, Colo. @ Pepsi Center

October
11 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Hollywood Bowl
13 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Hollywood Bowl
16 – San Diego, Calif. @ Viejas Arena
19 – Seattle, Wash. @ T-Mobile Park
21 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
23 – Edmonton, Alta. @ Rogers Place

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