Monday, December 16, 2019

The Who score US Top 5 debut with new album

The Who have scored a US Top 5 debut with their newly-released self-titled album.

According to Billboard, the "Who" roject enters the Billboard 200 at No. 2 with opening week sales of 89,000 units.

The achievement sees the UK rockers tie their highest placement on the list, matching the success of 1973’s “Quadrophenia” and 1978’s “Who Are You.”

First previewed with the lead single, “Ball And Chain”, the new album is The Who’s first studio effort since 2006’s “Endless Wire”, which debuted and peaked at No. 7 on the US chart.

The Who recently announced an additional round of 2020 US live dates as part of their Moving On! tour.

The spring series – which will see Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend once again joined by local symphony orchestras when it opens in Hollywood, FL on April 21 – will include a May residency at The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, NV and, notably, the band’s first appearance in the Cincinnati, OH area since eleven lives were tragically lost as the concert crowd waited to get into The Who’s show there on December 3, 1979.

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