Watch: The Who debut new song, Big Cigars, in NYC
Pete Townshend also announced a potential November release for the rock icons’ new album.
The Who surprised the audience at their Madison Square Garden concert on Sunday with a new song: Big Cigars.
Big Cigars was first released as Guantanamo on the 2015 Pete Townshend compilation album entitled Truancy: The Very Best Of Pete Townshend. In comparison to the 2015 version, which was dominated by jangly acoustic playing, this live version features the guitarist’s masterful electric fills and orchestral backing.
Big Cigars is the second new song to debut during The Who’s Moving On! tour, after Hero Ground Zero, which the band played at their Wembley show in July. Both tunes could potentially feature on The Who’s forthcoming record, which, according to Townshend, will arrive in November. The album will be the group’s first batch of fresh material since 2006’s Endless Wire.
Watch the fan-shot footage of Big Cigars above.
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