Pete Townsend (The Who) are walking away from touring. The English rock musician, real name (Peter Dennis Blandford) will stop in 2015.after a world tour in which it will mark their fifty anniversary. In 1964 the band stared forming, well now it will be there final curtain, and for their last time they are hoping to perform in places they haven’t visited many times previously.
Guitaris,t Pete Townsend told the Evening Standard newspaper:
”For the 50th anniversary we’ll tour the world. 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.”
In June this year they played ten dates across the United Kingdom and Ireland where they rocked the stage with their iconic 1973 album ‘Quadrophenia’ – which peaked at number 2 on the UK album chart when it was released – and a selection of their popular hits.
The Who’s first single in 1964 titled ‘I Can’t Explain’ reached the top ten, and this was followed by a string of hit singles including ‘My Generation’, ‘Substitute’ and ‘Happy Jack’, after which they were catapulted to the spotlight.
Also include in the band were members Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle and Keith Moon. They sold more than one hundred million records through their fame.