The rock legends shared a cryptic video on Twitter over the weekend with ‘Baba O’Riley’ playing in the background as snippets of their legendary career roll out. They then shared another clip with outside shot of Wembley Stadium. In the video, a line from ‘My Generation’ flashes up on a venue banner screen and The Who’s iconic target bullseyes are displayed either side.
Now the band have confirmed that they’ll be playing at the iconic venue on Saturday July 6 with special guests Eddie Vedder and Kaiser Chiefs. See the Tweet below for ticket details.
We’re playing Wembley Stadium on July 6th, 2019 and want to see you there!
You've got until 4pm Tuesday January 29th to get first access to tickets. Find out how by visiting the store now: https://t.co/hezE57j4xt pic.twitter.com/3uiXXFqs31
— The Who (@TheWho) January 28, 2019
— The Who (@TheWho) January 25, 2019
— The Who (@TheWho) January 26, 2019
With a US tour set to begin in the spring, some fans have speculated that the announcement could be linked to the 40th anniversary of Quadrophenia, their seminal film which chronicled the ’60s clashes between Mods and Rockers on Brighton Beach.
Frontman Roger Daltrey also recently confirmed that The Who will release a new album later this year, their first of original material since 2006’s ‘Endless Wire.’
Describing what to expect from the new record, Daltrey said: “Dark ballads, heavy rock stuff, experimental electronica, sampled stuff and Who-ish tunes that began with a guitar that goes yanga-dang.”
“They’re all great songs,. But sometimes I hear them and I think, ‘I can’t add anything to this to make my job as singer worthy of doing anything better than what Pete [Townsend] has already done”, added Daltrey.
“There’s at least five or six I can lay into and I’m sure they’ll come out incredible. Now that I’m healed up, I’m going to spend time getting into them.”