The Who announce first album in thirteen years and 2020 arena tour

The Who are set to return to UK stages in Spring 2020. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

The Who have announced details of a new studio album as well as a full arena tour for 2020.

The My Generation hitmakers have confirmed theyll return with a brand new studio album of new music – their first in 13 years – as well as a series of huge arena tour slots for next year.

Not only that, but the band have released a new song Ball And Chain, which is the first single from their new studio album Who, set to be released 22 November this year.

Speaking about the album, the bands Roger Daltrey called it their best album since they released their rock opera album Quadrophenia in 1973.

I think weve made our best album since Quadrophenia in 1973, Pete hasnt lost it, hes still a fabulous songwriter, and hes still got that cutting edge, he said.



Pete Townshend added: This album is almost all new songs written last year, with just two exceptions.

There is no theme, no concept, no story, just a set of songs that I (and my brother Simon) wrote to give Roger Daltrey some inspiration, challenges and scope for his newly revived singing voice.

Roger and I are both old men now, by any measure, so Ive tried to stay away from romance, but also from nostalgia if I can.

I didnt want to make anyone feel uncomfortable. Memories are OK, and some of the songs refer to the explosive state of things today.

When are The Whos 2020 UK tour dates?

Following the bands much anticipated return to Wembley Stadium earlier this summer, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will embark on dates next spring, kicking things off at Manchester Arena on 16 March and ending with a date at Londons SSE Arena on 8 April.

Theyll also head to Newcastle, Glasgow, Leeds, Cardiff, Birmingham and more in a ten-stop tour – you can see the dates below.

16 March – Manchester Arena in Manchester

18 March – 3Arena in Dublin

21 March – Utilita Arena in Newcastle

23 March – SSE Hydro in Glasgow

25 March – First Direct Arena in Leeds

30 March – Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff

1 April – Resorts World Arena in Birmingham

3 April – Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham

6 April – M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool

8 April – SSE Arena Wembley in London

Itll be their first shows since the band returned to Wembley earlier this year following a two-year break from UK stages.

The Who are set to release their first studio album in 13 years later this year. (Picture: Getty Images)

How to get tickets for The Whos 2020 UK Tour



The tickets for The Whos 2020 Spring tour will go on general sale from 10am on 20 September, although ticket prices for the shows havent been announced yet.

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