The Who Announces New Album, “Moving On!” Tour

The Who with Jon Button

The Who have announced they’re working on a new album, which will be their first in 13 years, and they’re going on tour to support it. The Moving On! Tour is a 29-city trek that will have the iconic rock band accompanied by a local symphony at each performance. The idea came following singer Roger Daltrey’s latest solo tour in which he plays Tommy with an orchestra.

“I’ll be 75 years old in March and this feels like a dignified way to go and do music,” he told Rolling Stone. “That’s all we’re really left with. We’re old men now. We’ve lost the looks. We’ve lost the glamour. What we’re left with is the music and we’re going to present it in a way which is as fresh and powerful as ever.”

Bassist Jon Button, who has worked with The Who for the past few years, will once again join Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend on tour. Button also has previously worked with artists ranging from Michelle Branch to Shakira to Sheryl Crow and has an extensive background of playing on film and television scores.

Hear him performing with the band at Outside Lands Festival in 2017:

Details on the album are still slim, though Townshend has described the new music as “dark ballads, heavy rock stuff, experimental electronica, sampled stuff and cliched Who-ish tunes that began with a guitar that goes yanga-dang.”

The Who Moving On! Tour Dates:

May 07Grand Rapids, MIVan Andel Arena
May 09Buffalo, NYKeyBank Center
May 11Bristow, VAJiffy Lube Live
May 13New York, NYMadison Square Garden
May 16Nashville, TNBridgestone Arena
May 18Noblesville, INRuoff Home Mortgage Music Center
May 21Chicago, ILHollywood Casino Amphitheatre
May 23St. Louis, MOHollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis
May 25Philadelphia, PACitizens Bank Park
May 28Detroit, MILittle Caesars Arena
May 30Pittsburgh, PAPPG Paints Arena
Jun 01Toronto, ONScotiabank Arena
Sep 06St. Paul, MNXcel Energy Center
Sep 08Alpine Valley, WIAlpine Valley Music Theatre
Sep 10Cuyahoga Falls, OHBlossom Music Center
Sep 13Boston, MAFenway Park
Sep 15Wantagh, NYNorthwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Sep 18Atlanta, GAState Farm Arena
Sep 20Ft. Lauderdale, FLBB&T Center
Sep 22Tampa, FLAmalie Arena
Sep 25Houston, TXToyota Center
Sep 27Dallas, TXAmerican Airlines Center
Sep 29Denver, COPepsi Center
Oct 11Los Angeles, CAHollywood Bowl
Oct 13Los Angeles, CAHollywood Bowl
Oct 16San Diego, CAViejas Arena at Aztec Bowl
Oct 19Seattle, WAT-Mobile Park
Oct 21Vancouver, BCPepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Oct 23Edmonton, ABRogers Place

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