This year, The Who will kick off what both Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend have promised to be their final tour. The band will play arenas in England throughout November and December before hitting the United States in 2015.
“This is the beginning of a long goodbye,” Roger Daltrey said in a statement issued to the press. The band are promising to delve into their entire catalog for the tour, from their beginnings as The High Numbers to more recent work like 2006’s Endless Wire. While the band have no intention of retiring from live performance entirely, both Daltrey and Townshend have indicated that big tours have become too much to handle in recent years.
Fans can also expect to hear new music from the band on their final tour, as Townshend has promised to have a new Who album out before the band comes to the United States. “We might try to make an album in a more basic way than we usually do,” Townshend said in a press conference. However, he told reporters that the final product was likely to be “more prog rock than pub rock.”