Daltrey: Next Who tour could be our farewell
ROCK star Roger Daltrey says The Who’s next tour could well be their last.
The band are planning their first studio album for 13 years and signed a deal to return to the stage as they celebrate their 55th anniversary.
But guitarist Pete Townshend agreed to reunite with Daltrey for a US and European tour only if the group recorded new material.
Daltrey, 74, says the shows, which start in May, are likely to be his farewell. He said: “I have to be realistic that this is the age I am. I don’t want to be not as good as I was two years ago.”
Townshend, 73, added: “I said I was not going to sign unless we have new material. This has nothing to do with wanting a hit album.
“It has nothing to do with the fact that The Who need a new album. It’s about my pride, my sense of self-worth and self-dignity as a writer.”
The new album will be the band’s first since Endless Wire in 2006.
Townshend said he has already completed 15 demos of songs, which will include “dark ballads, heavy rock stuff, experimental electronica, sampled stuff and cliched Who-ish tunes that begin with a guitar that goes yanga-dang”.
Let’s see action... Daltrey and guitarist Townshend still rocking in 2016