The Who to Release New Material and Tour in 2019

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The Who have announced that they are not only going on tour, but releasing a new album too.

Although Roger Daltrey has taken The Who’s old songs on tour, it’s been a while since he has performed with original guitarist, Pete Townshend. Back in 2006, they recorded Endless Wire which was the band’s first release since 1982’s It’s Hard.

Although the band have a hefty catalogue to take on tour already, Townsend decided that he would only be comfortable going on tour if the band released new material.

“I said I was not going to sign any contracts unless we have new material,” Townshend told the Rolling Stone. “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.”

He also revealed that the new material would bring new sounds. He said the new album would be a mixture of “dark ballads, heavy rock stuff, experimental electronica, sampled stuff and cliched Who-ish tunes that began with a guitar that goes yanga-dang.”

The US tour dates are yet to be announced but we will update you when we receive more details.