The Who to Cease Touring After 50th Anniversary Tour in 2015

October 24th, 2013

After one last final in 2015, the Who will call it quits — at least in terms of touring.

So said Pete Townshend in a recent interview with London’s Evening Standard newspaper.

“For the 50th anniversary, we’ll tour the world. It’ll be the last big one for us,” Townshend said. “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.”

The venerable rockers, whose first album, My Generation, was released in 1965, have sold more than 100 million records and have and continued touring despite the deaths of drummer Keith Moon and bassist John Entwistle. Singer Roger Daltrey is 69; Townshend is 68.

A source close to the band said the pair will work on solo projects.

A deluxe box set version of Tommy, the band’s 1969 album, is due out November 12.

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