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    Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:26:01

    The Who to Play Final Shows in 2015 - Is this the end?

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    • The Who - LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 30: Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who perform onstage as he attends The 50th Anniversary Photocall of The Who at Ronnie Scott's on June 30, 2014 in London, England.
    • The Who - LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 30: Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who perform onstage as they attend The 50th Anniversary Photocall of The Who at Ronnie Scott's on June 30, 2014 in London, England.
    • The Who - LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 30: Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who perform onstage as he attends The 50th Anniversary Photocall of The Who at Ronnie Scott's on June 30, 2014 in London, England.

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    The Who have been a unit for almost 50 years. Is the end nigh? Well, perhaps. Guitarist Pete Townshend told The Evening Standard that the band will play a run of live shows in 2015 to celebrate their 50 years of playing together and that should mark the end of grand scale touring.

    After the 2015 jaunt, the band will retire from major tours...which means they may play some one off shows or major events. We're being optimists here, since after a half-century of playing together, we doubt there is a global reunion tour or many major live runs in their future.

    "For the 50th anniversary we'll tour the world," Townshend said. "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."

    Does that sound like The Who will be done with touring? Or are we reading too much into it?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    10.25.13



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