Brace your self basic rock followers: The Who has confirmed its first new studio album in greater than a dozen years is in the works.
Legendary lead guitarist Pete Townshend, 73, stated in a press release that followers ought to anticipate “dark ballads, heavy rock stuff, experimental electronica, sampled stuff and Who-ish tunes that began with a guitar that goes yanga-dang.”
Set to drop later this yr, the new recording is the first since The Who’s “Endless Wire, a 10-part mini-opera launched in 2006.
Frontman Roger Daltrey additionally introduced dates for the band’s “Moving On!” tour, which launches May 7 on the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan, peaks May 13 at Madison Square Garden and wraps October 23 on the Rogers Arena in Edmonton, Alberta.
An area orchestra will be part of the band each night time of the tour for a night of music spanning their whole profession, Rolling Stone stories.
But don’t anticipate the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers to go delicate on us.
“Be aware, Who fans!” Roger Daltrey stated in a press release. “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.”
The 75-year-old “Baby O’Riley” belter additionally hints that this could possibly be his final tour.
“I have to be realistic that this is the age I am and voices start to go after a while,” he tells the Mirror. “I don’t want to be not as good as I was two years ago.”
Diehard followers must also be looking out for Daltrey’s upcoming memoir, “Thanks A Lot Mr. Kibblewhite: My Story,” which publishes in the US on the identical day the “Moving On!” tour ends.