The Who Will Retire After 50th Anniversary Shows

The Who have announced plans to retire from touring following a string of 50th anniversary shows. The rock legends broke the news with an official statement from Pete Townshend to the U.K's Evening Standard earlier this week.

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

"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."

Roger Daltrey had previously opened about the band's 50th anny plans with NME:

"The end of this year is our 50th anniversary, just like the Stones . . . Are we going to do one more 'something' or do we just retire, gracefully? Or disgracefully. I don't know . . . I don't think you should ever say, 'This is the last time'. Music isn't like that."

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