The Who plot international stops to celebrate 50th anniversary, new album
Along with a worldwide 50th anniversary tour, The Who has revealed plans to enter the studio for a new album before hitting the road this winter.
The iconic English rockers will begin "The Who Hits 50" tour with a Nov. 26 performance in Dublin, Ireland. Another 19 U.K. concerts follow, marking the only confirmed dates for the outing thus far.
Though The Who hasn't specifically dubbed this outing their farewell tour, they are being open about it likely being the group's final major run. Frontman Roger Daltrey told Rolling Stone magazine that the trek was "the beginning of a long goodbye" and they planned to visit the U.S. at some point. "We obviously want to do America to say 'goodbye' and 'thank you' for supporting us over all those years," the singer said. "Someone [just] has to come up with a plan."
The band also revealed plans to return to the studio ahead of the tour for a new album. A forthcoming set would make it the group's first new material since 2006's "Endless Wire."
26 - Dublin, Ireland - The O2 Dublin
28 - Belfast, United Kingdom - Odyssey Arena
30 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - SEE Hydro
2 - Leeds, United Kingdom - First Direct Arena
5 - Nottingham, United Kingdom - Capital FM Arena
7 - Birmingham, United Kingdom - NIA
9 - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom - Metro
11 - Liverpool, United Kingdom - Echo Arena
13 - Manchester, United Kingdom - Phones 4U Arena
15 - Cardiff, United Kingdom - Motorpoint
17 - London, United Kingdom - The O2