The Who begin work on 12th studio album

Frontman Roger Daltrey confirms "exciting" plans for new material

Roger Daltrey has confirmed that The Who are currently writing and recording a new studio album.

The band recently revealed new song ‘Be Lucky’, their first in 8 years, and have been spurred into action by the track and their 50th anniversary celebrations and will now follow it up with their latest full length.

Speaking to The Mirror, Daltrey said: “The Who have got a new record out. It’s 50 years on and we have passed the audition. We’ve done one song and we are going to do a whole album. It’s exciting.”

‘Be Lucky’ appears on forthcoming compilation album ‘Who Hits 50’ and is their first new material since 2006 album ‘Endless Wire’. The track was recorded with bassist Pino Pallodino, Zak Starkey on drums, and keyboard-player Mick Talbot.

Later this year The Who will embark on their 50th anniversary tour. The nine-date tour, dubbed ‘The Who Hits 50’, will encompass songs dating back to the band’s early years when they were known as The High Numbers. Starting in November, it features hits and songs which guitarist Pete Townshend described as “hits, picks, mixes and misses”.

The Who will play:

Glasgow SSE Hydro (November 30)
Leeds First Direct Arena (December 2)
Nottingham Capital FM Arena (5)
Birmingham NIA (7)
Newcastle Metro Arena (9)
Liverpool Echo Arena (11)
Manchester Phones 4u Arena (13)
Cardiff Motorpoint (15)
London O2 Arena (17)