The Who

On tour: Yes

The Who is back!! After 13 long years the legendary band announced their new album “WHO”, which will be released on November 22 nd 2019 and will be followed up with an arena tour across the UK and Ireland. The album consists of 13 tracks, 11 of them are completely new songs. One of them, Ball and Chain was released on Friday 13 th 2019. The tour will take place between March 16th and April 8th 2020.

The Who 2020 tickets for the shows will be rare and fast-sold, so don’t forget to get all updates regarding pre-sale start with our ticket alert!

Upcoming The Who concerts and events

Saturday 26 March 2022, 19:30

The Who: Moving On!

with Reignwolf, The Who

Venue Dallas, United States, American Airlines Center

Who is “The Who”?

The Who was founded in 1964 by guitarist Pete Townshend, singer Roger Daltrey, meanwhile
deceased bass player John Entwistle († 2002) and drummer Keith Moon († 1978). The band was one
of the most influential rock bands in the early 1960’s and 1970’s and embodied a huge contrast to
the well-known rock bands of that time, i.e. The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, due to their more
aggressive style of music and appearance.

Which members left and joined the band in their time?

During their 55-year-long career, many artists joined the band. After drummer Doug Sandom died in
1964, he got replaced by Keith Moon († 1978) and then by Kenney Jones (1978-1988). At their live
appearances, the band often gets accompanied by different artists, for example keyboarder Frank
Simes (2012-2017), Pete’s younger brother guitarist Simon Townshend (since 2002) and drummer Zak
Starkey (since 1996).

What are their most famous albums and songs?

Their first big success was their appearance at the world-famous Woodstock Festival in 1969, where
they played their rock-opera Tommy. Their most famous album Quadrophenia was released in 1973
and catapulted the band into the elite league of rockstars and from now on they were named in the
same breath as their role models Elvis Presley, Marvin Gaye and The Rolling Stones. They released a
total of 11 studio and 10 live albums, while Live at Leeds in 1970 set a milestone for a live rock
concert record. Famous rock magazine Rolling Stone lists this album at place 170 of the 500 Greatest
Albums of All Time.

What do you have to know about the new album and tour?

Roger Daltrey’s claim of having the best album since Quadrophenia is actually true. Song-writer Pete
Townshend is still able to produce emotionally high-class music within the typical “The Who” style.
For their new tour, right now ten cities are confirmed. The Who are going to play concerts in
Manchester, Dublin, Newcastle, Glasgow, Leeds, Cardiff, Birmingham, Nottingham, Liverpool and
London. Hopefully they will expand their tour and make more appearances on the big stages. As
already mentioned, on one hand you have to be fast to get tickets, because they are going to be sold
out pretty fast and on the other hand you have to calculate prices around 140€-200€. But perhaps
that’s your last chance to witness their greatness live at a stage near you.