The Who “WHO HITS 50!” 2015

All the Band’s Studio Albums + THE WHO HITS 50! Released on 180gm Vinyl

Brunswick 7” Singles Box Set

Collectible Blue Vinyl 7” ‘Be Lucky’

THE WHO HITS 50! North American Tour to Kick Off April 15 in Tampa, FL

Barclaycard Presents British Summertime in Hyde Park June 26

LOS ANGELES--()--There is no more significant a milestone in Rock Music than the 50th Anniversary. Through the decades, THE WHO redefined rock music as we know it and their influence continues in all areas of popular culture to this day.

THE WHO HITS 50! continues throughout all of 2015 with very special re-releases throughout the year, a 45-date North American tour and a huge celebratory show in Hyde Park.

To kick start 2015, March 24th sees all of the band’s 11 studio albums released on vinyl alongside a double vinyl version of their ultimate hits package The Who Hits 50!:

My Generation (1965), A Quick One (1966), The Who Sell Out (1967), Tommy (double) (1969), Who's Next (1971), Quadrophenia (double) (1973), The Who By Numbers (1975), Who Are You (1978), Face Dances (1981), It's Hard (1982), Endless Wire (double) (2006) and The Who Hits 50! (double) (2014).

All of the albums have been re-mastered in 24-96 format and are pressed on heavyweight 180g vinyl. Each album will also have its original issue artwork, including:

Tommy Original six-panel fold out / 12-page color 11" x 11" booklet and LP sides pressed as original 1969 vinyl.

The Who Sell Out Includes a replica of the original 20" x 30" poster as an insert.

QuadropheniaGatefold sleeve with original 44-page booklet.

Face Dances Includes a replica of the 24" x 24" poster of the album cover as an insert.

On April 7th the first in a series of 7” singles box sets is released covering their first seven singles as The Who as well as their one and only 7” as The High Numbers.

‘The Brunswick Singles 1965 – 1966’ is volume one of a four part set of classic Who singles by labels (Brunswick, Reaction, Track and Polydor) all coming in 2015. Containing seven 7” singles from the start of the band’s career pressed on heavyweight vinyl with paper sleeves (reproducing the period graphics front and back with die-cut center holes), the singles are housed in a rigid ‘lid-and-tray’ outer box and feature a 7” sized color booklet with liner notes about each release by Who biographer Mark Blake.

‘The Brunswick Singles 1965 – 1966’

‘I Can’t Explain’

 

2.04

b/w ‘Bald Headed Woman’

2.08

Brunswick 05926. Released January 15, 1965
 

‘Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere’

2.40

b/w ‘Daddy Rolling Stone’

2.46

Brunswick 05935. Released May 21, 1965
 

‘My Generation’

3.15

b/w ‘Shout and Shimmy’

3.15

Brunswick 05944. Released October 25, 1965
 

‘Circles’

3.10

‘Instant Party Mixture’

3.26

(Brunswick 05951) Unreleased at the time
 

‘A Legal Matter’

2.47

b/w ‘Instant Party’

3.10

Brunswick 05956. Released March 7, 1966
 

‘The Kids Are Alright’

3.03

b/w ‘The Ox’

3.47

Brunswick 05965. Released August 12, 1966
 

‘La-La-La Lies’

2.13

b/w ‘The Good’s Gone’

4.01

Brunswick 05968. Released November 11, 1966

 

Bonus disc (Released as The High Numbers)

‘Zoot Suit’

1.59

b/w ‘I’m The Face’

2.33

(Fontana) Fontana TF 480. Released July 3, 1964
 

On April 7th there will be a collectible blue vinyl 7” of The Who’s latest classic ‘Be Lucky’ from ‘The Who Hits 50!’ album backed with the band’s very first single from 1965 ‘I Can’t Explain.’ ‘Be Lucky’ is The Who’s first new material in eight years and in keeping with their ongoing support for Teenage Cancer charities, the band have donated their royalties from the song to Teen Cancer America (teencanceramerica.org), a charity founded in 2011 by Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend.

The Who will also bring “THE WHO HITS 50!” tour to North America this year. “THE WHO HITS 50!” tour will kick off its spring run on April 15 in Tampa, FL and will include 21 stops throughout the east before wrapping on May 30 in Forest Hills, NY. The fall leg will launch September 14 in San Diego, CA and begin with West Coast dates throughout the U.S. and across Canada before concluding November 4 in Philadelphia, PA. Tickets are on sale now; more information can be found at thewho.com/tour. In addition, $1 from each ticket sold on “THE WHO HITS 50!” North American tour will benefit Teen Cancer America.

As one of the greatest live bands of all time, The Who will also take to the Great Oak Stage in London’s iconic Hyde Park on Friday, June 26 for Barclaycard Presents British Summertime with very special guests Paul Weller, Kaiser Chiefs and Johnny Marr and others to be announced. The all-day bill will feature many more brilliant acts that owe an artistic debt to one of the most influential of all British bands.

Hyde Park will be the final UK show of the ‘WHO HITS 50!’ tour which ROGER DALTREY described as The beginning of the long goodbye."

thewho.com

Contacts

FunHouse Ent.
Todd Nakamine, 310-722-2999
todd@funhouse-ent.com
or
UMe
Sujata Murthy, 310-865-7812
Sujata.murthy@umusic.com

Contacts

FunHouse Ent.
Todd Nakamine, 310-722-2999
todd@funhouse-ent.com
or
UMe
Sujata Murthy, 310-865-7812
Sujata.murthy@umusic.com