The Who reveal new song ‘Be Lucky’ – listen

Taken from compilation album 'Who Hits 50', the song is the band's first new music since 2006

The Who have revealed ‘Be Lucky’, their first new song in eight years.

The Who – Be Lucky by IvorTheEngineDriver

The song sees the band reference both AC/DC and Daft Punk in their lyrics, with a robot style auto-tune effect used after the line about the French duo. ‘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)