Skip to comments.The Who say UK tour begins 'long goodbye'
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.
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Good riddance more like it.
And I don’t believe it for a second.
Aren’t half of them dead?
Pff, what are ya, a Zeppelin fan?
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.
This is just their next last world tour.
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!
Best concert I ever saw and my favorite rock band. But past their prime like the rest of my generation.
No concert can top their 1970 Isle of Wight appearance.
A UK tour? Is Pete not allowed to leave the country?
I am almost certain I saw their ‘Farewell Tour’ in the eighties!
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.
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.
The Who Greatest Hits:
That will give people time to take a bathroom break.
More here: http://goodnightkeithmoon.com/
Like Zeppelin and the Stones, great songwriters and great studio bands. Live? A resounding “no”. All consistently sloppy and disappointing live.
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?
I have not been a big who fan since.
More of a Bee Gees type, I gather?
More Hank Williams. Carter Family. Jimmie Rodgers.
When I think of the Who, I think of proselytizing for Mehr Baba.
“But Little Richard has them all beat. HE started retiring in the 1950s!”
And he has them beat in talent and good songs.
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.
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.