The Who Will Quit Touring in 2015
The Who will tour in 2015. But then, that’s it. 2015 will mark the band’s 50th anniversary.
Guitarist Pete Townshend told London’s Evening Standard at the screening for their documentary Sensation, which tells the story of the band's rock opera Tommy, that they will use the tour to visit places they have rarely played in their five-decade history.
“For the 50th anniversary we’ll tour the world. It’ll be the last big one for us. There are still plenty of places we’ve not played. It would be good to go to Eastern Europe and places that haven’t heard us play all the old hits,” Townshend said.
In summer 2013, The Who played their 1973 double album Quadrophenia in full alongside their classic hits at a string of arena dates in the U.K, Ireland and the U.S.A.
Released in 1973, Quadrophenia was The Who's sixth studio album and second “rock opera” after 1969's Tommy. A special-edition box set of Tommy is out on November 11. The Super Deluxe box includes a disc containing a 5.1 mix featuring the complete album remixed in surround sound on the new Hi Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-ray format, plus a poster and a hardcover 80-page book.