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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.

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