The Who have announced that they’re ‘Moving On’ – but that doesn’t mean they’re going away, oh no.

The long-running rock band will instead return to their hometown this summer for a huge date at London’s Wembley Stadium, 40 years after they last headlined the world’s most famous football ground.

The Who will end a two-year absence from the UK stage with the big gig, which will take place on 6 July – slap-bang in the middle of the band’s already-announced North American tour, which has been christened the ‘Moving On’ tour.

and will combine the self-described ‘combustible’ Who live experience with a symphonic accompaniment, which sounds like an intriguing prospect.

Daltrey has moved to assure fans that the addition of strings, horns and all won’t dampen the overall effect, though: ‘Be aware Who fans! Just because it’s The Who with an orchestra, in no way will it compromise the way Pete and I deliver our music.

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‘This will be full throttle Who with horns and bells on.’

Support for the Wembley show will come from Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder and Kaiser Chiefs, with tickets set to go on general sale this Friday (1 February) at 10am from

If you don’t want to be involved in the great ticket scramble, you could circumnavigate the general sale by accessing the special fan-sale this Wednesday (30 January) by pre-ordering the forthcoming new Who album from

Yes, we said a new Who album – their first full-length record since 2006’s Endless Wire is expected later this year, and is one of the primary reasons for why the band are hitting the road once more.

‘Roger christened this tour Moving On! I love it,’ Townshend commented on the latest tour news. ‘It is what both of us want to do.

‘Move on, with new music, classic Who music, all performed in new and exciting ways. Taking risks, nothing to lose.

‘Looking forward to seeing you all. Are you ready?’

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