The Who

To celebrate the release of Who, The Who have announced they will play on of their their smallest live shows in over 40 years. The night will be hosted at Pryzm in Kingston and is set to mark 50 years to the day of their historic Live at Leeds show – 14 Feb 2020.

Who is the band’s first new album in 13 years, and has received glowing praise from critics across the board. The album features the three tracks already released Ball & Chain, All This Music Must Fade and I Don’t Wanna Get Wise along with 9 more songs on the triple red, white and blue coloured deluxe vinyl.
The album was mostly recorded in London and Los Angeles during Spring and Summer 2019 and was co-produced by Pete Townshend & D. Sardy (who has worked with Oasis, LCD Soundsystem, Gorillaz) with vocal production by Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers, Roger Daltrey, Wilko Johnson).

Singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend are joined on the album by long-time Who drummer Zak Starkey, bassist Pino Palladino along with contributions from Simon Townshend, Benmont Tench, drummers Carla Azar and Joey Waronker, bass player Gus Seyffert and Gordon Giltrap.

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’. Singer Roger Daltrey rates it amongst their strongest “I think we’ve made our best album since Quadrophenia in 1973, Pete hasn’t lost it, he’s still a fabulous songwriter, and he’s still got that cutting edge”.

After their triumphant return to Wembley Stadium in the Summer, the band will be embarking on a UK tour featuring a full orchestra in Spring 2020.

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