The Who to release new music and tour dates in 2019

British legends The Who just announced they will be back in 2019 with a new album, their first LP in 13 years. They also plan to do a US arena tour and some UK festival gigs.

Guitarist Pete Townshend initially said he didn’t want to go on tour unless the band had new material. But today, Rolling Stone announced that The Who will soon be ready to release new songs, and will go on tour in April, starting in the US.

Although the dates are not official yet, the 31-date tour will kick off at the mythical Madison Square Garden in New York City. The band will be joined nightly by a local symphonic orchestra.

After these performances, The Who will come back to Europe to play a few gigs, which are still a secret at the moment, but we do know that they will take to the stage of several UK festivals. They are now strong contenders for British Summer Time and Glastonbury.

The Who

The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964 by Roger Daltrey (singer), Pete Townshend (guitarist), John Entwistle (bass guitar, died in 2002) and Keith Moon (died in 1978). Throughout the years, the band have established themselves as one of the most popular of all time. Their live appearances at the legendary Woodstock Festival and Isle Of Wight among others have made them become one of the most spectacular, and influential rock bands of the 20th century. Indeed, they sold over 100 million records worldwide, and were inducted into the Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Fame in 1990. Listen to a live version of their anthemic song “My Generation” at Woodstock 1969 below.