The Who To Quit Touring After 50th Anniversary Show In 2015
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.24.2013
That's the word...
In an interview with The Evening Standard, The Who revealed that they will stop touring after their 50th anniversary in 2015. Their first album, My Generation, was released in 1965. The band have sold over 100 million albums and kept touring even with the deaths of founding members Keith Moon and John Entwistle. Roger Daltrey (singer) and Pete Townshend (guitarist) were in Hammersmith for the screening of Sensation — The Story Of The Who's Tommy when they revealed the news. Sensation is a documentary on the making of their 1969 rock opera.
Townshend said: "For the 50th anniversary we'll tour the world. It'll be the last big one for us. There are still plenty of places we've not played. It would be good to go to eastern Europe and places that haven't heard us play all the old hits."
Both stars have had illnesses over the years. Townshend suffers from tinnitus, a hearing condition. Daltrey needs regular throat checks after having a pre-cancerous growth removed in 2010.
The two now plan to work on solo projects, which would be Daltrey's first in over twenty years. He previously hinted that the band were considering celebrating their anniversary after seeing how well The Rolling Stones' celebration concerts were received.
Meanwhile, a special edition box set of Tommy will be out on November 11.