The Who Announce Final World Tour Dates
Last year, The Who announced that, in honor of their 50th anniversary, they’ll be hitting the road for their final world tour. Now, they’ve finally released tour dates. The legendary rock band will start their shows in their native United Kingdom and Ireland—the first will be in Dublin, IE at The O2 on November 26. Next, The Who will head to Belfast, IE; Glasgow, UK; Leeds, UK; Nottingham, UK; Birmingham, UK; Newcastle, UK; Liverpool, UK; Manchester, UK; and Cardiff, UK. They’ll finish off strong on December 17 in London at The O2. The band has said that they’ll play their “hits, picks, mixes, and misses.” Not in Europe? No worries—those dates are merely the first leg of a lengthy “long goodbye” from the band. For more information on ticketing, visit the band’s website, and stay tuned here for more tour date announcements.
Formed in 1964, The Who’s best-known lineup consists of lead singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist Pete Townshend, late bassist John Entwhistle, and late drummer Keith Moon. Along with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, they are regarded as one of the most important British rock acts in history. After wildly successful releases like 1969’s Tommy and 1971’s Who’s Next, the band broke up in the early 1980s. Reunions happened at Bob Geldof’s Live Aid and a 1989 tour, among others, and the band got back together in 1996 for a revival of Quadrophenia.