Brace your self traditional 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, mentioned in a press release that followers ought to anticipate “darkish ballads, heavy rock stuff, experimental electronica, sampled stuff and Who-ish tunes that started with a guitar that goes yanga-dang.”
Set to drop later this yr, the new recording is the first since The Who’s “Limitless Wire, a 10-part mini-opera launched in 2006.
Frontman Roger Daltrey additionally introduced dates for the band’s “Transferring On!” tour, which launches Could 7 on the Van Andel Area in Grand Rapids, Michigan, peaks Could 13 at Madison Sq. Backyard and wraps October 23 on the Rogers Area in Edmonton, Alberta.
A neighborhood orchestra will be part of the band each night time of the tour for a night of music from their complete profession, Rolling Stone studies.
However don’t anticipate the Rock Corridor of Famers to go delicate on us.
“Remember, Who followers!” Roger Daltrey mentioned in a press release. “Simply because it’s The Who with an orchestra, in no manner will it compromise the way in which Pete and I ship our music. This might be full throttle Who with horns and bells on.”
The 75-year-old “Child O’Riley” belter additionally hints that this might be his final tour.
“I’ve to be life like that that is the age I’m and voices begin to go after some time,” he tells the Mirror. “I don’t wish to be not so good as I used to be two years in the past.”
Diehard followers also needs to 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 “Transferring On!” tour ends.