The Who are premiering a video for their first new song in eight years, “Be Lucky.”
The track will be featured on the forthcoming compilation, “The Who Hits 50!”, set to be issued in sync with the start of their 50th anniversary farewell tour of the same name this fall.
Due October 28 in North America (November 3 in UK and elsewhere), the 2-disc package presents 41 classic Who tunes plus the new song.
Recorded at the end of the summer at British Grove and Yellow Fish Studios, “Be Lucky” features long time Who live players Zak Starkey (drums) and Pino Palladino (bass) with the keyboards being provided by ex-Style Council and Dexys sideman Mick Talbot.
The band are donating the royalties from the song to Teen Cancer America, a charity founded in 2011 by Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend.
The Who will kick off their farewell with a 12-date UK tour starting November 26 in Dublin, Ireland.
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