The Who are on course to achieve their first number one album in nearly 50 years.
The British rock group’s new album Who is in the running to take the chart top spot this week, according to the Official Charts Company in their midweek update.
If they reach number one it will be their second ever chart-topper, following in the footsteps of their fifth album Who’s Next, released in 1971.
Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend lead today’s Official Chart Update with WHO, the legendary group’s first collection of new material since 2006’s Endless Wire. The Who’s twelfth studio album is ahead of the nearest competition – Robbie Williams’ The Christmas Present (2) – by just under 6,000 chart sales.
The full album arrives today via Interscope. Order your own copy of the new LP through the band’s online store. The rockers just extended their “Moving On! Tour” into 2020, get those tickets here.
The Who have been honoured with the first stone on the Music Walk Of Fame in London’s Camden. Theyr second single ” i Don’t Want to get Wise” will stream only in Camdentown.
The premiere of the new song – which comes over two weeks before the release of their 12th studio album, Who – is “the first taste of exclusive content that will become a characteristic of the official app”, according to its developer, Second Screen, which has also created festival apps for the likes of Boardmasters, Sound City, Neighbourhood Weekender, Notting Hill Carnival and Liverpool Psych Fest. (Source IQ)
The MWOF app already houses a map of Camden with interactive points of interest marked as series of pins.
It will also incorporate augmented-reality (AR) technology triggered by each MWOF stone (the Who’s is outside Camden Town tube station), with more AR experiences set to be added as more stones are laid.ed in a series of insightful pins.
The Music Walk of Fame app is available to download for iPhone now, with the Android version set to follow in the coming weeks.
The Who have been honoured with the first stone on the Music Walk Of Fame in London’s Camden.
The Who said: “We are honoured to be the first band with a stone on the Music Walk Of Fame.
“Camden has always been vital to London’s thriving music scene and is, as we all know, a world-renowned hub for the arts.
“As Londoners, it’s very surreal to be immortalised in stone on Camden High Street, and it’s quite something to know that people can pop by and see us anytime, albeit virtually!”
The Music Walk of Fame is a new cultural attraction for London.
In a statement, recent Music Week cover stars The Who said: “We are honoured to be the first band with a stone on the Music Walk Of Fame. Camden has always been vital to London’s thriving music scene and is, as we all know, a world-renowned hub for the arts. As Londoners, it’s very surreal to be immortalised in stone on Camden High Street, and it’s quite something to know that people can pop by and see us anytime, albeit virtually.”
The founding stone was unveiled by Jazzie B. Using the AR technology of the Music Walk of Fame app, visitors will be able to scan the founding stone and be taken on a journey through the culture and history of music, using stones and landmarks as trigger points to learn more.
To mark The Who’s stone unveiling, visitors will be able to get an exclusive preview of their new track I Don’t Wanna Get Wise via
the Music Walk of Fame App.
The 75-year-old Daltrey and 74-year-old Townsend are the last original members with the band, which formed 55 years ago.
Bathed in purple and blue light while a light spritz of Manhattan rain misted the stage, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend busted out classics such as “The Kids Are Alright,” “Behind Blue Eyes” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again.”