added: 30 Jun 2014 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
2014 sees THE WHO, one of rock's legendary and defining bands celebrate 50 YEARS OF MAXIMUM R+B.
The WHO HITS 50 UK tour will see the band take their audience on an 'Amazing Journey' through their entire career from the days of THE HIGH NUMBERS to classic albums such as WHO'S NEXT, TOMMY, QUADROPHENIA, MY GENERATION, LIVE AT LEEDS up to the present day.
The show which PETE TOWNSHEND describes as 'Hits, Picks, Mixes and Misses' will see the band play all the classic anthems as well as tackling deeper cuts from their catalogue.
On the tour announcement, ROGER DALTREY said, 'This is the beginning of the long goodbye."
PETE TOWNSHEND commented, 'Trying to stay young. Not wearing socks. Growing a great big Woodcutter's beard. Might even wear a check shirt on stage and get a tattoo of a Union Jack. Always a fashion victim. But under no illusions. We are what we are, and extremely good at it, but we're lucky to be alive and still touring. If I had enough hairs to split I would say that for thirteen years since 1964 The Who didn't really exist, so we are really only thirty-seven".
WHO HITS 50 will not only celebrate the fantastic contribution The Who have made to our musical heritage but also their remarkable contribution to youth culture old and new.
THE WHO have sold over 100 million records since forming in 1964.
30 Glasgow SSE Hyrdo
2 Leeds First Direct Arena
5 Nottingham Capital FM Arena
7 Birmingham NIA
9 Newcastle Metro
11 Liverpool Echo Arena
13 Manchester Phones 4U Arena
15 Cardiff Motorpoint
17 London The O2
Tickets available here.
Check out our exclusive acoustic showcase below filmed just after the announcement at Ronnie Scott's.
The Kids Are Alright
Won't Get Fooled Again