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    The Who release new single I Don’t Want to Get Wise

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    The Who has not been sitting back on nostalgia tour, when they could easily have. One of the first bands to pioneer the “Final Tour” followed by the “Nope, we lied Tour” followed by the never ending “Still Going Tours.” But unlike many of their classic rock brethren the band continue to release material that is fresh while reflecting their history.

    The band has released their latest effort, a single called “I Don’t Want to Get Wise.” Daltrey’s voice is fresh sounding, and the production is filled with the distinctive sounds of the Who without bordering on nostalgic trickery.

    This is about two months after the band released Ball and Chain which is super contemporary with references to Guantanamo Bay. It is a joy to see a band not rest on their laurels, collecting gate money without making effort to make new music. It is especially interesting when we realize that there is no cahnce that this song will become a huge radio hit or make the band the kind of money that releases did for them years ago. They released this recorded music seemingly because they want to do it, the same type of compulsion that leads all artist to produce more work when they needn’t earn the money anymore.

    The band has released tour dates in Europe for 2020, and a few preliminary dates in the US in the early Spring. There is almost certainly a number of tour dates that will be announced here at some point soon.

    Check out Sharon Budman’s review of the recent show in Florida with the Who.

    The Who released on October 6 All This Music Must Fade. All of the songs have a cohesiveness in their production and sound to make it clear what the album will sound like. The whole studio album will be out on December 6.

    UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

    16 MAR 2020

    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND

    MANCHESTER ARENA

    18 MAR 2020

    DUBLIN, EIRE

    3ARENA

    21 MAR 2020

    NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND

    UTILITA ARENA

    23 MAR 2020

    GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

    THE SSE HYDRO

    25 MAR 2020

    LEEDS, ENGLAND

    FIRST DIRECT ARENA

    30 MAR 2020

    CARDIFF, WALES

    MOTORPOINT ARENA

    1 APR 2020

    BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND

    RESORTS WORLD ARENA

    3 APR 2020

    NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND

    MOTORPOINT ARENA

    6 APR 2020

    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND

    M&S BANK ARENA

    8 APR 2020

    LONDON, ENGLAND

    THE SSE ARENA, WEMBLEY

    27 APR 2020

    DALLAS, TX, UNITED STATES

    AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER

    30 APR 2020

    HOUSTON, TX, UNITED STATES

    TOYOTA CENTER

    2 MAY 2020

    DENVER, CO, UNITED STATES

    PEPSI CENTER

    Check out Sharon Budman’s review of the recent show in Florida with the Who.

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