The Who confirm first new studio album in 13 years

The group will also undertake what Roger Daltrey has said could be their last tour

The Who have confirmed that they are working on their first album of new material in 13 years. Lead guitarist Pete Townshend said in a statement that fans could expect “dark ballads, heavy rock stuff, experimental electronica, sampled stuff and Who-ish tunes that began with a guitar that goes yanga-dang”.

The album is due later this year. It follows the band’s 11th studio album, Endless Wire, released in 2006, which included a 10-part mini-opera. Guardian music critic Alexis Petridis described it as “a fitting coda to [the] band’s career”.

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