The Who confirm they will release their first new album in 13 years in 2019

The band promise dark ballads and experimental electronica on their forthcoming album.

The Who have confirmed that they will release their first new album in 13 years in 2019.

The album's title and tracklisting are still to be announced, but a press release from the band's team says full details will be revealed "in the coming months". 

Pete Townshend said fans can expect the record to feature "dark ballads, heavy rock stuff, experimental electronica, sampled stuff and Who-ish tunes that began with a guitar that goes yanga-dang".

The Who first began recording together 55 years ago and have gone on to sell over 100 million records worldwide, landing 15 Top 10 albums and 14 Top 10 singles on the Official UK Charts. View their complete UK chart history here.

The new album coincides with their 'Moving On!' US tour, where the band will share the stage with orchestras at prestigious venues including Madison Square Garden in New York and The Hollywood Bowl.

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“Be aware Who fans!" Roger Daltrey said of the tour. "That just because it's The Who with an Orchestra, in no way will it compromise the way Pete and I deliver our music. This will be full throttle Who with horns and bells on."

Look back over some of The Who's biggest moments and career milestones here.

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