The Who has unveiled its first batch of 2006 tour dates, beginning June 25 in Leeds, England, the site of the group's legendary 1970 concert album "Live at Leeds."
The Who has unveiled its first batch of 2006 tour dates, beginning June 25 in Leeds, England, the site of the group's legendary 1970 concert album "Live at Leeds." European shows are on tap through July 23 in Ulm, Germany, and are expected to be followed by dates in North America.
Although he didn't go into specifics, guitarist Pete Townshend recently wrote on his blog that the Who would be "releasing DVDs of every show and releasing a new CD" this summer. The group has previously released authorized soundboard recordings of its shows via online retailer TheMusic.com.
No details have yet been revealed about the aforementioned new CD, the Who's first since 1982's "It's Hard." Townshend said earlier this month, "I know I've cried wolf a few times, but this time I have committed because I have about enough music for a new CD, and I'm still producing."
Here are the Who's tour dates:
June 25: Leeds, England (Harewood House)
July 5-6: Liverpool, England (Liverpool Summer Pops)
July 8: Naas, Ireland (Oxegen Festival)
July 9: Kinross, England (T in the Park Festival)
July 11: Bonn, Germany (Museumplatz)
July 12: Berlin (Wuhlheide)
July 15: Monte Carlo, Monaco (Sporting Club)
July 17: Vienne, France (Cote du Rock Festival)
July 18: Amneville, France (Le Galaxie)
July 22: Saint Polten, Austria (Lovely Days Festival)
July 23: Ulm, Germany (Munsterplatz)