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The Who say UK tour begins 'long goodbye'
BBC News ^ | 30 June 2014 Last updated at 12:18 ET | Tim Masters

Posted on 07/01/2014 6:28:31 PM PDT by a fool in paradise

Is this the end for The Who?

The Who have announced that they are planning to record some new songs ahead of a 50th anniversary UK tour.

..."This is the beginning of the long goodbye," said singer Roger Daltrey.

"We can't go on touring forever... it could be open-ended, but it will have a finality to it.

"We'll stop touring before we stop playing." He admitted that touring was "incredibly tough on the body".

Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend revealed the latest tour dates at a launch event at Ronnie Scott's jazz club in London's Soho, where they played a short acoustic set.

Arriving on stage carrying a Union Jack mug, Daltrey joked that he was adjusting his hearing aid before launching into Substitute - accompanied by Townshend on a 12-string guitar.

The Who had premiered their rock opera Tommy album at the same tiny venue in 1969.

Townshend said he had recently given Daltrey demo recordings of three new new songs. "Happily he likes them, so we are now considering trying to get into the studio this summer. "

...It is thought that some new songs will feature on the tour. The band's last album of new material was 2006's Endless Wire.

The Who have sold more than 100 million records since forming in 1964. Their best-known albums include My Generation, Tommy and Quadrophenia.

The original line-up included drummer Keith Moon, who died from an accidental overdose in 1978, and bassist John Entwistle who died of a heart attack in 2002.

In 2013, The Who toured the UK with a full-length performance of 1973's Quadrophenia, which inspired the 1979 film of the same name.

The Who Hits 50 UK tour begins at Glasgow SSE Hydro on 30 November and ends at London's The O2 on 17 December.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: farewelltour; nowitbegins; thewho; who

1 posted on 07/01/2014 6:28:31 PM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: a fool in paradise

Good riddance more like it.

And I don’t believe it for a second.

Aren’t half of them dead?


2 posted on 07/01/2014 6:30:45 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: ifinnegan

Pff, what are ya, a Zeppelin fan?


3 posted on 07/01/2014 6:33:52 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

Hee hee.

No.


4 posted on 07/01/2014 6:35:12 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: Boogieman

Love The Who, but they pretty much ended when Keith Moon died.

Pete’s solo records have been much better than anything The Who have put out since ‘78.


5 posted on 07/01/2014 6:35:43 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: a fool in paradise

This is just their next last world tour.


6 posted on 07/01/2014 6:37:32 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

This is the 33rd anniversary of the Rolling Stone’s “last tour”...

But Little Richard has them all beat. HE started retiring in the 1950s!


7 posted on 07/01/2014 6:39:23 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

Best concert I ever saw and my favorite rock band. But past their prime like the rest of my generation.


8 posted on 07/01/2014 6:41:20 PM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarc tag?)
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To: henkster

No concert can top their 1970 Isle of Wight appearance.


9 posted on 07/01/2014 6:42:11 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: a fool in paradise

A UK tour? Is Pete not allowed to leave the country?


10 posted on 07/01/2014 6:42:34 PM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: a fool in paradise
Many people of my era disagree but the Who,Stones,etc,etc look and sound absolutely ridiculous on stage today...and have for years.Rock & roll is meant to be performed by those in their teens...20’s...and maybe 30’s.
11 posted on 07/01/2014 6:43:16 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: a fool in paradise

I am almost certain I saw their ‘Farewell Tour’ in the eighties!


12 posted on 07/01/2014 6:44:54 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: SeeSharp
A UK tour? Is Pete not allowed to leave the country?

If he was convicted it wouldn't be a case of being allowed to leave Britain...it would be that no foreign country would allow him in.

13 posted on 07/01/2014 6:44:54 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: a fool in paradise

Reminds me of a joke about this store that had a “Going Out of Business” sign for as long as anyone could remember. When the owners son grew up, he went out of business for himself.


14 posted on 07/01/2014 6:45:00 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: a fool in paradise

The Who Greatest Hits:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeCAiValucE


15 posted on 07/01/2014 6:45:19 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: a fool in paradise
This should help sales of their children's book.
16 posted on 07/01/2014 6:47:13 PM PDT by Disambiguator (#cornedbeef)
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To: a fool in paradise
...It is thought that some new songs will feature on the tour.

That will give people time to take a bathroom break.

17 posted on 07/01/2014 6:48:39 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Disambiguator

More here: http://goodnightkeithmoon.com/


18 posted on 07/01/2014 6:48:55 PM PDT by Disambiguator (#cornedbeef)
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To: dfwgator

Like Zeppelin and the Stones, great songwriters and great studio bands. Live? A resounding “no”. All consistently sloppy and disappointing live.


19 posted on 07/01/2014 6:48:59 PM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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To: Gay State Conservative

Many people of my era disagree but the Who,Stones,etc,etc look and sound absolutely ridiculous on stage today...and have for years.

If people are willing to pay a fortune for tickets, who can blame them for still touring?


20 posted on 07/01/2014 6:49:36 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: a fool in paradise
keith moon photo:  tumblr_l9nuor9ivZ1qa212k.gif

Should have been the end when Moon died, but they had bills to pay.

21 posted on 07/01/2014 6:54:11 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: ifinnegan
Yes, half of them are dead. All the more reason to see them if you have been in some way influenced by them.
And yes, the two remaining members, pete and rodger are only people, like the rest of us.
And between rodger’s vocals and pete’s pen the two have illuminated a way to reach millions.
Before you toss them aside, think what kind of message can be shared with billions given the right mix of verse and music.
The Who had it!!!!! And to those who thirst for the last drop, there is still some to be had but not for long!!!
22 posted on 07/01/2014 6:56:24 PM PDT by free from tyranny
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To: a fool in paradise
I saw them in Long Beach at the show that became the bootleg album : “Live at the Queen”, the one were Townsend cursed out the audience, including multiple F bombs.

I have not been a big who fan since.

23 posted on 07/01/2014 6:58:24 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparisons)
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To: Snickering Hound
I think Keith influenced this guy.


24 posted on 07/01/2014 7:04:29 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ifinnegan

More of a Bee Gees type, I gather?


25 posted on 07/01/2014 8:06:32 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: doorgunner69

No.

More Hank Williams. Carter Family. Jimmie Rodgers.

When I think of the Who, I think of proselytizing for Mehr Baba.


26 posted on 07/01/2014 8:12:26 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: a fool in paradise

“But Little Richard has them all beat. HE started retiring in the 1950s!”

And he has them beat in talent and good songs.


27 posted on 07/01/2014 8:13:29 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: ifinnegan
When I think of the Who, I think of proselytizing for Mehr Baba.

That's fair, when I think of your kind of music, I think of:

"My hole has a bucket in it"

"My dog ran off with a truck drivin' man"

I grew up listening to surf music, about as simplistic as it gets. Hated the Beach Boys, Beatles, did not care much for the Stones.

Tastes vary wildly. Now my hearing is so shot I cannot enjoy music much at all.

28 posted on 07/01/2014 8:25:12 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: doorgunner69

I think we may have more similar tastes than you think.

Anyhow, your impression of the artists I mentioned isn’t quite right.

My Buckets Got a Hole in It is a Hank Williams song. A good one.

But you’re thinking of later so-called country music.


29 posted on 07/01/2014 8:30:03 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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