The Who Begin Their "Long Goodbye"
June 30, 2014


Roger Daltrey (photo: Jim Rinaldi)
The Who held a press conference in London today to announce the first leg of what the Rock legends expect to be their farewell tour. The Who Hits 50 tour will play UK arenas this November and December, before likely coming to America at some point in 2015.

Rolling Stone reports that Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend were in good spirits at the press conference. Daltrey said the dates are "the beginning of a long goodbye," adding that the trek "will have a finality to it" and that the Who will "stop touring, I'm sure, before we stop playing as a band."

The Who played a brief acoustic set before the press conference, while Townshend said they hope to record a new album before the tour begins. "I gave Roger three demos of three rough songs and happily he likes them," said Townshend, according to Rolling Stone. "I really liked the pub rock sound of the album [Daltrey] did with Wilko [Johnson] [titled Going Back Home] and we may try to make the record in a slightly more basic way than we normally work, although a lot of my writing these days is pretty complicated. It’s more prog rock than pub rock!"

Nine shows were announced today for the UK; in Glasgow, Leeds, Nottingham, Birmingham, Newcastle, Liverpool, Manchester, Cardiff and London; starting on November 30. Daltrey told Rolling Stone that while there are no confirmed dates booked yet for North America, "We obviously want to do America to say ‘goodbye’ and ‘thank you’ for supporting us over all those years. Someone [just] has to come up with a plan."




 
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