Roger Daltrey Teases New Who Album: ‘I’m Always Ready and Raring to Go’
By Annie Reuter
“Pete’s got hundreds of songs,” he said. “So the only question is whether we get around to it, but he wants to make an album and I’m always ready and raring to go. We’ll see. I never know what I’m doing next, it’s about what comes through my letterbox tomorrow, but I don’t see why we wouldn’t. My voice is still in good shape. The hearing isn’t so great, but the voice is fine.”
If Daltrey and Towshend do record together this year, it will mark The Who’s 12th album and their first since 2006’s Endless Wire.
Daltrey told Radio.com late last year, “We’re maybe doing an album next year, and touring in 2015, which will be our last big tour. That’s not to say that we won’t play again. We’ll still do events, and we will find new ways to perform, whether it’s sitting down in smaller venues for a week, so we don’t have to do the schlepping. It’s the schlepping that’s killing us.”
While new music is likely on the way, a tour remains up in the air. Since Daltrey and Townshend won’t be performing at the Teenage Cancer Trust’s annual concert at the Royal Albert Hall this year (something they’ve done since 2000), fans are hoping this could mean tour news. But Daltrey wouldn’t specify to NME.
As far as how he will celebrate 50 years of The Who, Daltrey was even more vague.
“I don’t know. Possibly it’ll be this album. I haven’t thought about it, to be honest. We didn’t think it was going to last the week, let alone 50 years. We were The Who, we used to break up after every show.”