The Who have released a lyric video for their first new song in eight years, “Be Lucky.”
The track is featured on “The Who Hits 50!”, a career-spanning compilation issued in sync with the start of their 50th anniversary farewell tour of the same name.
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 Hits 50!” tour starts November 30 in Glasgow, Scotland; a 10-date UK run of shows will wrap up December 17 at the 02 in London.
The group will launch a series of North America dates in Tampa, Florida on April 15.
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