The Who in Royal Albert Hall met Wilko Johnson

The Who treedt op donderdag 26 maart op in de Londense Royal Albert Hall. Dit optreden vindt plaats in het kader van de concertreeks voor Teenage Cancer Trust, dit jaar voor de vijftiende keer. Als speciale gast zal Wilko Johnson optreden.

Een filmpje met de aankondiging van de concertreeks is hier te bekijken.


The Who weer op vinyl, nieuwe singlesboxen

Alle studioalbums en de compilatie “The Who Hits 50!” verschijnen weer op vinyl. Dat heeft The Who vandaag bekendgemaakt. Ze worden geperst op 180 gram vinyl.

Daarnaast verschijnen er gedurende het jaar vier singles-boxsets, eveneens op vinyl. De eerste box is The Brunswick Singles 1965-1966.  Meer informatie is hier na te lezen.

“The Brunswick Singles Box is the first of four limited edition box sets covering the four labels The Who released music through, with Reaction, Track and Polydor box sets to follow through 2015/16.

Containing seven 7” singles from the start of the band’s career pressed on heavyweight vinyl with paper sleeves (reproducing the period graphics front and back with die-cut centre holes) in rigid ‘lid-and-tray’ outer box + 7” sized colour booklet featuring liner notes for each release.

Includes ‘I Can’t Explain’, ‘Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere’, ‘My Generation’ as well as unreleased single – ‘Circles’ backed with ‘Instant Party Mixture’

Also includes bonus 7” which features the band’s first single, as the High Numbers – ‘Zoot Suit’ b/w ‘I’m The Face

Slydigs over hun week op tour met The Who

De band Slydigs tourde eind vorig jaar een week met The Who door Engeland. St Helens Reporter kijkt met de band terug op deze periode.

“It was unbelievable. Meeting them was surreal, Roger Daltrey was just standing in the hallway back stage. Our bass player has got a new instrument and he said he had seen a few of them get smashed up on stage in his time. At Cardiff we came off stage after our set and the whole band was walking past and Roger stopped us and said we were a great band. Hearing that off one of our idols just made our year“, zo vertelt gitarist Louis Menguy.

Fall Out Boy over The Who

Rolling Stone heeft een artikel over de band Fall Out Boy. Ook The Who komt ter sprake.

“”I will straight up say that I will never tour if we aren’t writing new music. There’s no amount of money. Some bands put out great records later in their career. I love the Who’s Endless Wire. Then you see them on the tour and they are about that record. It’s cool to be the older band playing the new album, and then you play the hits and there’s new life in them. Nothing is sadder than an old band that doesn’t care and goes out and just plays the hits”, aldus zanger Patrick Stump.