The Who releasing new live album in March; announces UK tour dates
In 2019, The Who returned to London’s Wembley Stadium for the first time in 40 years, and now fans who weren’t there can experience the concert. The band is set to release The Who with Orchestra Live At Wembley on March 31, recorded during their July 6, 2019, headlining show at the famed London venue.
The concert has them performing classic tunes from albums like Quadrophenia, Tommy, Who’s Next and Who Are You, backed by a 50-piece orchestra. And to give fans a taste of what to expect, they’ve just released the live recording of their classic “Baba O’Riley.”
“Just because it is The Who with an orchestra, in no way does it compromise the way Pete and I deliver our music,” Roger Daltrey shares. “It is full throttle Who with horns and bells on.” Pete Townshend adds, “Roger christened this tour Moving On! I love it. It is what both of us want to do. Move on, with new music, classic Who music, all performed in new and exciting ways. Taking risks, nothing to lose.”
The album will be released in a variety of formats, including a limited edition yellow, orange and red three-LP set, triple black vinyl and a two-CD/Blu-ray set with the audio remixed in Dolby Atmos. The album is available for preorder now.
And that’s not all. The Who also announced dates for their United Kingdom summer tour, featuring special guest UB40 featuring Ali Campbell at all shows except those in London and Edinburgh, Scotland. The trek, which includes their first dates in Edinburgh in more than 40 years, kicks off July 6 in Hull, England, and wraps July 23 in Brighton, England. A complete list of dates can be found at TheWho.com.
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