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The Who announce Wembley Stadium show

By | Published on Tuesday 29 January 2019

The Who - Moving On

Brexit-rockers The Who have announced that they will play Wembley Stadium this summer, with orchestral backing, as part of a wider world tour. Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and Kaiser Chiefs will be among the line-up of support acts for the London show.

“The Who are touring again in 2019”, confirms Pete Townshend. “Roger christened this tour ‘Moving On!’ I love it. It is what both of us want to do. Move on, with new music, classic Who music, all performed in new and exciting ways. Taking risks, nothing to lose. Looking forward to seeing you all. Are you ready?”

I’m not sure that I am, but maybe Roger Daltrey can convince me. “Be aware Who fans”, he begins. “Just because it’s The Who with an orchestra, in no way will it compromise the way Pete and I deliver our music. This will be full throttle Who with horns and bells on”.

I think you need more than horns and bells to classify as an orchestra, don’t you? Well, anyway, tickets for this show go on general sale this Friday. The Who are also going to release a new album this year.