The Who recently hit its 50th anniversary and while many in the UK were excited to hear the band would be touring there again later this year, fans worldwide got something exciting to look forward to as well. Who guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend said at the press conference in London that he and singer Roger Daltrey would collaborate on a new record that Townshend has already provided three new demos for. The new album would be the first since The Who's 2006 release Endless Wire
Townshend explained that the new album would be approached in a more "basic" way, but not as "basic," he said, as his recent collaboration Going Back Home
with ex-Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson, which was recorded in ten days. The band said the tour was equivalent to that of their "farewell," but they would continue to write and record. As well as give some insight to The Who's future plans, Townshend and Daltrey performed a four-song acoustic set at the press conference, before answering questions from the audience of journalists and running a short film showing the band performing through its half-century career.