The Who to preview new mini-opera for the BBC

Damon Albarn's new group are set to perform too

The Who are set to preview their new 11-track mini-opera, strongly rumoured to be called ‘The Glass Household’, at the BBC’s new Electric Proms.

The veterans will join Damon Albarn’s new group, The Good, The Bad And The Queen, at the alternative season to the classical Prom concerts which is being held around Camden, north London, during October.

Speaking to BBC Radio 1, guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend said: “It just seemed to me to be an appropriate thing to play.”

Townshend also shed more light on the mini-opera’s plot, saying it was about “three kids who form a band and they discover a stash of papers by some has-been rock star, talking about a massive internet experiment”.

As previously reported, The Who released a condensed version of ‘The Glass Household’ in July, called ‘Wire & Glass’.

‘The Glass Household’ is likely to appear on The Who’s forthcoming album, tentatively titled ‘WHO2’. It will be their first since 1982’s ‘It’s Hard’.

Albarn and The Good, The Bad And The Queen, meanwhile, will peform at the Camden Roundhouse on October 26, with the Blur man explaining his new project was, “a very English record. It’s the first time I’ve really written about home since ‘Parklife’“.