The Who Announces New Album & Tour For 2019

January 11, 2019

Did every band on Earth have a meeting and decide that they would be putting out new music in 2019? Because The Who have joined the massive list of artists releasing albums this year, and we couldn't be more excited!

The unnamed project will be the band's first album since Endless Wire, which was released in 2006.

Guitarist Pete Townshend revealed in an interview with Rolling Stone that they are not coming out with a new album out of obligation, but because they didn't want to put out anything unless they new they had some solid new material that came from a personal and truthful place. The band already has 15 demos under their belt, and Townshend is looking forward to hearing Roger Daltrey lay down some vocals.

On top of a new album, The Who are also looking to embark on a 31-date US tour with local symphonies joining them onstage at each venue. The idea comes from when Daltrey performed all of Tommy with a symphony in 2018.

Townshend adds that one of the biggest struggles they will be facing with a new album and tour is his strained relationship with Daltrey. He admits that the two of them don't get along much these days and communication is nearly non-existent and believes that Daltrey may find his habit of overcomplicating things intimidating.