Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Who may record new album for 50th anniversary

The Who are considering recording a new album as they mark their 50th anniversary this year, according to singer Roger Daltrey.

"Pete's got hundreds of songs," Daltrey tells NME, "so the only question is whether we get around to it, but he wants to make an album and I'm always ready and raring to go. We'll see. I never know what I'm doing next, it's about what comes through my letterbox tomorrow, but I don't see why we wouldn't. My voice is still in good shape. The hearing isn't so great, but the voice is fine."

The album would be The Who's 12th studio effort and their first since 2006's “Endless Wire.”

Asked if he will mark The Who's 50th anniversary, Daltrey said, "I don't know. Possibly it'll be this album. I haven't thought about it, to be honest. We didn't think it was going to last the week, let alone 50 years. We were The Who, we used to break up after every show."

Daltrey revealed the possible album news while promoting the Teenage Cancer Trust's annual concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, which the singer has curated since 2000.

The 2014 event runs March 24-30, and will feature Ed Sheeran (Mar 24), a night of comedy (Mar 25), Paolo Nutini (Mar 26), One Republic (Mar 27), The Cure (Mar 29) and Suede (Mar 30); the performer for March 28 is to be announced.

Tickets for The Teenage Cancer Trust shows go on sale Friday, January 31 at 9:30 am.

For more event details and to help with the cause, visit

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