Belfast to celebrate 50 years of The Who

Published Monday, 30 June 2014
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Legendary rockers The Who have announced their 50th anniversary tour, which includes a date at Belfast's Odyssey Arena.

Belfast to celebrate 50 years of The Who
The Who perform in Belfast in November. (© Getty)

The Who Are You stars will perform in the city on 28 November, following a date at Dublin's O2 on 26 November.

The Who Hit 50 tour will then continue throughout the UK, including dates in Glasgow, London, Cardiff and Manchester.

The much anticipated concert will see the band take their audience on an 'Amazing Journey' through their entire career from the days of The High Numbers to classic albums such as Who's Next, Tommy, Quadrophenia, My Generation, up to the present day.

Guitarist Pete Townshend described the upcoming show as "hits, picks, mixes and misses".

He added: "Trying to stay young. Not wearing socks. Growing a great big Woodcutter's beard. Might even wear a check shirt on stage 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. If I had enough hairs to split I would say that for thirteen years since 1964 The Who didn't really exist, so we are really only thirty-seven."

On the tour announcement, singer Roger Daltrey said: "This is the beginning of the long goodbye."

The Who have sold over 100 million records since forming in 1964.

Tickets for The Who Hit 50 at Belfast's Odyssey Arena go on sale from Friday 4 July at 9am.

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