Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The Who announce rare acoustic performance

The Who will play a rare acoustic performance in London on Valentine’s Day 2020.

The event at the city’s Pryzm nightclub will coincide with the 50 year anniversary of their historic “Live At Leeds” album performance while also celebrating the band’s newly-released self-titled record – their first in thirteen years.

“This album is almost all new songs written last year, with just two exceptions,” says guitarist Pete Townshend. “There is no theme, no concept, no story, just a set of songs that I (and my brother Simon) wrote to give Roger Daltrey some inspiration, challenges and scope for his newly revived singing voice.

“Roger and I are both old men now, by any measure, so I’ve tried to stay away from romance, but also from nostalgia if I can. I didn’t want to make anyone feel uncomfortable. Memories are okay, and some of the songs refer to the explosive state of things today.”

The project was first previewed with the lead single, “Ball And Chain.”

Tickets for the Pryzm event will go on sale Wednesday, Deecember 11 at 11:00 am local time.

The London show will take place a month before The Who launch a UK tour in Manchester on March 16; the month-long series will be followed by an additional round of 2020 US live dates as part of their Moving On! tour.

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