The Who to Embark on Final World Tour in 2015

The Who to Embark on Final World Tour in 2015
While they've been toying around with different live lineups for decades, UK rock icons the Who have announced that they'll finally call it quits for good in 2015.

In a recent interview with the Evening Standard, the band's Pete Townshend explained that he wants to do one final tour of the world before hanging up his guitar for good.

"For the 50th anniversary we'll tour the world," he said. "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."

It's been well-documented that both Townshend and frontman Roger Daltrey have health problems that interfere with their ability to perform — Townshed struggles with tinnitus, while Daltrey needs regular examinations on his throat. Here's hoping their conditions don't deteriorate before 2015.

As previously reported, the Who's Tommy will be reissued in an expanded box set edition on November 11 via Universal.

Thanks to Consequence of Sound for the tip.