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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 The Who
There are four names always on or near the top of the list of all time great Rock ‘n’ Roll bands: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and The Who.
The Who was formed by sheet-metal worker Roger Daltrey in 1963. The the line up, after a couple of adjustments, established itself with Daltrey on lead vocals, Keith Moon on drums, John Entwistle on bass and Pete Townshend on lead guitar. Townshend, honouring his art student credentials, wrote (and still writes) music famous for having an ‘edge’, complemented by the wildly creative performance techniques of each member of the band.
It is generally acknowledged among rock aficionados that The Who in their heyday were the most exciting live band on the planet, with their Live at Leeds album (1970) hailed as the greatest live album of all time. The compositional skills of Townshend have always been way beyond the conventional, as is proven not only in classic songs like ‘My Generation’ and ‘Baba O’Riley’ but also in his two great rock operas (a form he more or less invented single-handed) Tommy and Quadrophenia.
Today, despite the deaths of Keith Moon and John Entwistle, The Who remain a potent force on the rock music scene. Their Concert for New York City appearance after the tragedy of 9/11 was a classic, as have been their annual performances at the Royal Albert Hall in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. In 2006, Pete Townshend wrote The Who’s first studio album for the new millennium, Endless Wire and the band toured Europe and the U. S. during 2006 and 2007.
The Who are still highly active, with Townshend continuing to write and seek new musical challenges and Daltrey still the charismatic frontman he’s always been.
‘GarciaLive Volume 12’ features a Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders performance from January 23, 1973 at the Boarding House in San Francisco.
Amanda Shires confirmed an extensive tour to start 2020 that includes support from L.A. Edwards.
The first installment of ‘After Midnight,’ a five-episode episode original narrative podcast celebrating the 20th anniversary of Phish’s Big Cypress Millennium Eve festival in Florida’s Everglades has arrived.
Twiddle announced an extensive 2020 winter tour that ends with ALO joining for a pair of co-headlining dates.
The String Cheese Incident and additional artists are aboard for the 2020 Hog Farm Hangout festival in Laytonville, California.