The rising British pop star tour across the UK in April and May 2020.
The Who have confirmed details of a forthcoming arena tour.
The tour kicks off in Leeds on Wednesday 18 March 2020, before heading to Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, Cardiff. Birmingham, Nottingham and London.
The legendary band will be accompanied on stage at all dates by a full orchestra.
The announcement coincides with the news that The Who’s highly anticipated new album WHO is due for release on 22 November 2019.
Pre-order The Who’s forthcoming new album WHO from their official store before 16:00 on Tuesday 17 September 2019 to access the presale for this tour.
Fans will receive a link and unique code before the presale begins.
The presale then opens at 10:00 on Wednesday 18 September 2019.
The new album will be The Who’s first full-length release since 2006’s Endless Wire.
Containing 11 new songs, WHO was recorded between London and Los Angeles during spring and summer 2019, and was co-produced by The Who’s Pete Townshend and D. Sardy (Noel Gallagher, Oasis, LCD Soundsystem).
Singer Roger Daltry and guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend are joined on the album by drummer Zak Starkey and bass player Pino Palladino, with contributions from musicians Simon Townshend, Benmont Tench, Carla Azar, Joey Waronker and Gordon Giltrap.
The record is preceded by the new track Ball and Chain, listen below:
The Who are one of the biggest rock bands in music history. Emerging in the mid-1960s, their brash style and poignant storytelling garnered them one of music’s most passionate followings and the band was eventually inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.
Having sold more than 100 million records worldwide, with 17 Top Ten albums – including the 1969 ground-breaking rock opera Tommy – their anthemic back catalogue of hits includes I Can’t Explain, The Kids Are Alright, My Generation, Baba O’Riley, Won’t Get Fooled Again, Pinball Wizard, Who Are You and You Better You Bet.
This past summer The Who performed a sold out gig at Wembley Stadium, where they debuted two songs from their new album, Ball and Chain and Hero Ground Zero.
The Who will hit the road in 2020 for an arena tour accompanied by a full orchestra, performing some of their biggest hits alongside tracks from their forthcoming new album WHO.
Here are the dates:
16 March 2020 – Manchester Arena
21 March 2020 – Utilita Arena, Newcastle
23 March 2020 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
25 March 2020 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
30 March 2020 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
1 April 2020 – Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
3 April 2020 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
6 April 2020 – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
7 April 2020 – The SSE Arena Wembley, London