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Published: 2014/04/17

The Who to Begin 50th Anniversary Tour Later This Year

The Who will kick off their 50th anniversary tour later this year. The band will get started in the United Kingdom around Christmas making their way to North America in 2015. Pete Townshend has also said that the group may have enough material to release a new album in the coming year as well.

The Who technically turn 50 this year, though Townshend, singer Roger Daltrey and bassist John Entwistle began playing together with The Detours in 1961. Drummer Keith Moon didn’t join the band until 1964, when they changed their name to The Who.

The Who last hit the road in 2012 and 2013, when they celebrated the 40th anniversary of their classic album Quadrophenia with a world tour. Townshend and Daltrey are currently the only surviving original members of the band.


There are 11 comments associated with this post

TCinNYC April 17, 2014, 12:40:26

Listening to you…...Good luck Roger & Pete! I’m a fan for life.

LeglizHemp April 17, 2014, 12:40:47

I saw the farewell tour in 1982, bought tix day of show.

1/2 THE WHO April 17, 2014, 13:14:31

1/2 the whooooo! I’m assuming tickets will be 100 bucks and up! Uh no thanks!

Jim April 17, 2014, 13:24:11


Ben Arnold April 17, 2014, 14:03:51

Zak Starkey is a great drummer.

Uncle Ebeneezer April 17, 2014, 17:04:41

Never trust any band over 30.

Beluga Dave April 17, 2014, 18:45:43

Right On They Kicked Ass in 2006! Roger is still in shape and Pete Rocks …..! Zack Starkey Is the Bomb! Whoever Puts them down has not researched and most likely no little about What Rock Really Is !
The Who made Rock Happen and they will never be replaced in history ! You can listen to your Nickel Jerk Now!~

Sidney April 18, 2014, 08:48:47

I saw their final tour sponsored by Schlitz in 1982 at Shea Stadium. The Clash were legendary and soon broke up. David Johanson opened and sang songs by the Animals before he was Buster Poindexter. It was cloudy and the sky opened up as they sang Reign on Me. We stole grass from the infield and planted it in our yards. I bought a bootleg tshirt from a guy in a van.

chris April 18, 2014, 18:37:36

Got free tickets to see Daltrey a few years ago when he did Tommy. It was brutal and frankly it was depressing. For those that still think they are great, all the power to you and have fun, but IMO this band is a shell of what they used to be!

joe April 19, 2014, 17:31:52

they are ALOT older, and i dont think they destroy instuments anymore, hell they might i dont know, but i do like the Who, and if i dont see at least one show, ill kick myself.
i never got to see J. Cash, G.Jones, and ALOT of others that i will kick myself about. one thing has alwasy buged me, the Who, and the Guese Who, are they diff. bands. or w2hat its confusing.

Cesear Romero April 20, 2014, 05:03:50

Joe, The Who and The Guess Who are two very different bands. Go to the ALLMUSIC website for info on both acts.

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