The Who announce final tour

It has been a mute talking point for the last few months but it seems that The Who have finally come to a consensus about their future as a band.

Later this year the band will mark their 50th anniversary with a nine-date tour across the UK with plans to retire from the business shortly after.

Described as "the beginning of the long goodbye" by singer Roger Daltrey, The Who Hits 50 tour will include their biggest catalogue of songs to date and even plan to play a few tracks by the band's original name The High Numbers.

Discussing how he plans to spend retirement, guitarist Pete Townshend said, "Trying to stay young. Not wearing socks. Growing a great big woodcutter's beard. Might even wear a check shirt onstage 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."

The tour kicks off at Glasgow's SSE Hydro on the 30th November before the band play their last ever show at The O2 Arena on the 17th December. Tickets for the shows go on sale on the 4th July at 9am and you can see the full list of dates below.

30/11 - Glasgow, SSE Hydro
02/12 - Leeds, First Direct Arena
05/12 - Nottingham, Capital FM Arena
07/12 - Birmingham, NIA
09/12 - Newcastle, Metro Arena
11/12 - Liverpool, Echo Arena
13/12 - Manchester, Phones 4u Arena
15/12 - Cardiff, Motorpoint
17/12 - London, O2

More News

The Shins return with new single 'The Great Divide'

Having spent the last couple of years remaining mildly silent, The Shins have now returned with a brand new single. The new track 'The Great... 2 hours 13 min ago

Hayden Thorpe announces new EP 'Aerial Songs'

Following on from the release of his much-loved 2019 debut album 'Diviner', Hayden Thorpe has returned to announce the details behind a brand new EP... 4 hours 12 min ago

The Smashing Pumpkins share new singles ‘Confessions of a Dopamine Addict’ and ‘Wrath'

With their highly-anticipated new double album dropping later this year, The Smashing Pumpkins have now unveiled the next pair of cuts lifted from... 2 days 20 hours ago

Kurt Vile announces new EP 'Speed, Sound, Lonely KV (ep)'

Following on from a string of impressive single releases over recent years, Kurt Vile is now back to announce the details behind a brand new EP.... 3 days 1 hour ago

Michael Kiwanuka wins the Mercury Music Prize 2020

In a year that saw so many firsts for the Mercury Music Prize, which saw more female-led artists receive nominations than ever before and announcing... 3 days 4 hours ago

Bruce Springsteen unveils new single 'Ghosts'

With his highly-anticipated new album set to land next month, Bruce Springsteen has now unveiled the next cut to be lifted from his forthcoming full-... 3 days 20 hours ago

Bonobo and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs collaborate on new single 'Heartbreak'

While both producers have looked to take a break from big and full-length releases these last few years, Bonobo and Totally Enormous Extinct... 4 days 2 hours ago

Bastille deliver new single 'survivin'

Following on from the release of their Graham Coxon collaboration 'WHAT YOU GONNA DO???' earlier this year, Bastille are back once again to share... 4 days 4 hours ago

Tune-Yards return with new single 'nowhere, man'

Following on from the release of their highly-praised 2018 album 'I can feel you creep into my private life', Tune-Yards are back to unveil a brand... 4 days 20 hours ago