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The Who returns to the U.S. in 2020 for three spring dates of their Moving On! Tour that were originally supposed to take place this fall.
Stream “All This Music Must Fade,” the latest single from the upcoming new The Who album, ‘Who.’
The Who announced their first album in 13 years, ‘Who,’ released the single “Ball & Chain,” played an intimate acoustic set in New York City and announced a U.K. Tour 2020.
The Who kicked off Fall Tour 2019 with help of a full orchestra at Madison Square Garden in New York City, where the setlist included a pair of new songs.
Watch Keith Moon sing “Bell Boy” during The Who’s concert at London’s Charlton Athletic Football Ground in 1974 to celebrate what would have been his 73rd birthday.
Watch The Who team with Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder on a tune from ‘Quadrophenia’ and deliver the live debut of the brand new song “Hero Ground Zero” last night in London.
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About Pete Townshend
Peter Dennis Blandford “Pete” Townshend (born 19 May 1945) is an English rock guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and author, known principally as the guitarist and songwriter for the rock group The Who, as well as for his own solo career. His career with The Who spans more than forty years, during which time the band grew to be considered one of the most influential bands of the 1960s and 1970s, and, according to Eddie Vedder, “possibly the greatest live band ever.”
Townshend is the primary songwriter for The Who, having written well over one hundred songs for the band’s eleven studio albums, including concept albums and the rock operas Tommy and Quadrophenia, plus popular rock and roll radio staples like Who’s Next, and dozens more that appeared as non-album singles, bonus tracks on reissues, and tracks on rarities compilations like Odds & Sods. He has also written over one hundred songs that have appeared on his solo albums, as well as radio jingles and television theme songs. Although known primarily as a guitarist, he also plays other instruments such as keyboards, banjo, accordion, synthesiser, bass guitar and drums, on his own solo albums, several Who albums, and as a guest contributor to a wide array of other artists’ recordings. Townshend has never had formal lessons in any of the instruments he plays.
Townshend has also been a contributor and author of newspaper and magazine articles, book reviews, essays, books, and scripts, as well as collaborating as a lyricist (and composer) for many other musical acts. Townshend was ranked #3 in Dave Marsh’s list of Best Guitarists in The New Book of Rock Lists, #10 in Gibson.com’s list of the top fifty guitarists, and #50 in Rolling Stone magazine’s 2003 list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. Townshend was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Who in 1990.
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will release their fifth studio album, ‘Presto,’ early next year and will support the LP with a 2020 winter tour.
Goose will hit the road with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong for a winter tour before flying off on their own for a spring tour to start 2020.
Wilco announced their first tour of 2020, which consists of 17 headlining dates in March and April.
The Revivalists confirmed Tank & The Bangas will open most dates of their 2020 winter tour and also added an April 2020 run.
Lake Street Dive’s 2020 spring tour will feature performances of “deep cuts, works-in-progress and fan favorites, all sung around a grand piano” at each stop of what they’ve dubbed the “Lounge Around Sounds Tour.”