The Who Release Live Record & Add More Tour Dates

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The Who have just added nine UK stops to their upcoming European trek — which now includes the band’s first shows in Edinburgh, Scotland in 40 years but bizarrely not Dublin!

Read more about the tour here

In addition to that, on March 31st, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will issue the group’s latest live set, The Who With Orchestra Live At Wembley. The 6 July 2019 gig was The Who’s only UK date on their Moving On tour and saw them accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra performing classic tracks and tracks from their WHO album.

“Having not toured the UK for six years, it’s great that at this time of our careers we have the chance to go to places that are not on the usual touring map. Edinburgh Castle and Derby, as well as the other cities across the country that we haven’t been to for decades, will make this very special for me. This opportunity will give our UK Who fans the chance to hear our current show, which, with the addition of an orchestra, takes our music to new heights,” Roger Daltrey said about the upcoming dates in the official announcement.

The Who With Orchestra Live At Wembley features Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder joining the band for the Quadrophenia rocker, “The Punk And The Godfather.” Strangely, the album closes with the acoustic Endless Wire number “Tea & Theatre,” which was not performed at the Wembley show and it’s unclear where the new live version was culled from.

The album is being issued on 3LP vinyl (black and coloured variants) and as a 2CD+blu-ray package. The later offers Dolby Atmos, 5.1 and stereo mixes of the performance (there’s no video on this blu-ray). There is also a single CD ‘highlights’ disc, for what it’s worth. SDE has a special unboxing video preview of the product below.

The tracklist to The Who Live With Orchestra At Wembley Stadium is:

Disc One:

“Who Are You”
“Eminence Front”
“Imagine A Man”
“Pinball Wizard”
“Hero Ground Zero”
“Join Together”
“Substitute” (No Orchestra)
“The Seeker” (No Orchestra)
“Won’t Get Fooled Again” (Acoustic)
“Behind Blue Eyes” (Acoustic)

Disc Two:

“Ball And Chain”
“The Real Me”
“I’m One”
“The Punk And The Godfather”
“Drowned” (Acoustic)
“The Rock”
“Love Reign O’er Me”
“Baba O’Riley”
“Tea & Theatre” (Acoustic)

UPDATED: The Who tour dates (subject to change):

June 14 – Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi
June 17 – Florence, Italy – Firenze Rocks
June 20 – Berlin- Germany – Waldbuhne
June 23 – Paris, France – La Defense Arena
July 6 – Hull, England – Sewell Group Craven Park
July 8, 9 – Edinburgh, Scotland – Edinburgh Castle
July 12 – London, England – O2 Arena
July 14 – Derby, England – Incora County Ground
July 16 – Gloucestershire, England – Badminton Estate
July 19 – County Durham, England – Seat Unique Riverside
July 21 – St Helens, England – Totally Wicked Stadium
July 23 – Brighton, England – 1st Central County Ground

The Who Announce European Tour Dates