The Who will return in November with their first new album in 13 years. Entitled simply Who, the 11-track LP arrives on November 22nd through Interscope Records.
Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend recorded the album in London and Los Angeles during the Spring and Summer of 2019. They were joined in the studio by current drummer Zak Starkey and bassist Pino Palladino, plus Simon Townshend, Benmont Tench, Carla Azar, Joey Waronker, and Gordon Giltrap. The album was co-produced by Townshend & D. Sardy, with Dave Eringa contributing vocal production.
According to a press release, the songs on Who “cover a myriad of subjects including the Grenfell Tower fire, musical theft, spirituality, reincarnation, the power of memory, and ‘an old rock star that has lost his marbles’. Meanwhile, the lead single, “Ball & Chain”, is a Guantanamo protest song.
The Who recently launched the latest leg of their “Moving On! Tour”. You can get tickets to the upcoming dates here.
Take a listen to “Ball & Chain” below.
01. All This Music Must Fade
02. Ball & Chain
03. I Don’t Wanna Get Wise
05. Beads On One String
06. Hero Ground Zero
07. Street Song
08. I’ll Be Back
09. Break The News
10. Rockin’ In Rage
11. She Rocked My World
The Who 2019-2020 Tour Dates:
09/13 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park %
09/15 – Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach *
09/18 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena *
09/20 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center *
09/22 – Tampa, FL @Amalie Arena *
09/25 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center *
09/27 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center *
09/29 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center *
10/09 – San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center *
10/11 – Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Bowl #
10/13 – Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Bowl #
10/16 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University #
10/19 – Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park #
10/21 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena #
10/23 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
10/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl #
03/16 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
03/18 – Dublin, IE @ 3 Arena
03/21 – Newcastle, UK @ Utilita Arena
03/23 – Glasgow, UK @ SSE Hydro Arena
03/25 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds First Direct Arena
03/30 – Cardiff, UK @ Motorpoint Arena
04/01 – Birmingham, UK @ Resorts World Arena
04/03 – Nottingham, UK @ Motorpoint Arena
04/06 – Liverpool, UK @ M&S Bank Arena
04/08 – London, UK @ SSE Wembley Arena
% = w/ Peter Wolf
* = w/ Reignwolf
# = w/ Liam Gallagher
Host Marc with a C recently explored The Who’s rich, full catalog in Consequence Podcast Network’s Discography. Revisit the first episode below.