The Who

One of the greatest live bands of all time, The Who will take to the Great Oak Stage in London’s iconic Hyde Park on Friday 26th June for their final 'Who Hits 50' UK show. The legendary rockers will be joined on the bill by very special guests Paul Weller, Kaiser Chiefs and Johnny Marr. As well as these must-see performers, the all-day bill will feature many more brilliant acts who owe an artistic debt to one of the most influential of all British bands, The Who.

THE WHO 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR THIS AUTUMN

Won’t Get Fooled Again, My Generation, Baba O’Riley, Who Are You, I Can’t Explain, Pinball Wizard, Behind Blue Eyes and many more

2014 sees THE WHO, one of rock’s legendary and defining bands celebrate 50 YEARS OF MAXIMUM R+B.

The WHO HITS 50 UK tour 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, LIVE AT LEEDS up to the present day.

The show which PETE TOWNSHEND describes as ‘Hits, Picks, Mixes and Misses’ will see the band play all the classic anthems as well as tackling deeper cuts from their catalogue.

On the tour announcement, ROGER DALTREY said, “This is the beginning of the long goodbye."

PETE TOWNSHEND commented, “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".

WHO HITS 50 will not only celebrate the fantastic contribution The Who have made to our musical heritage but also their remarkable contribution to youth culture old and new.

THE WHO have sold over 100 million records since forming in 1964, they brought together four different personalities and in effect produced a musical hurricane. Each of them was a pioneer. Wildman drummer Keith Moon beat his kit with a chaotic elegance; stoic bassist John Entwistle held down the centre with the melodic virtuosity of a solo guitarist; raging intellectual Pete Townshend punctuated the epic universality of his songs with the windmill slamming of his fingers across his guitar strings; and Roger Daltrey roared above it all with an impossibly virile macho swagger. They exploded conventional rhythm and blues structures, challenged pop music conventions, and redefined what was possible on stage, in the recording studio, and on vinyl. As they enter their 50th year the band is still going strong winning rave reviews for their performances of QUADROPHENIA in 2013.

The Who Dates:

Event Venue Date Time Proceed
The Who Hits 50
Plus special guests
S.E.C.C - The Hydro, Glasgow Sun, 30 Nov 2014 Doors at 19:00 Contact venue for tickets
The Who Hits 50
Plus special guests
First Direct Arena, Leeds Tue, 02 Dec 2014 Doors at 19:00 Book Tickets
The Who Hits 50
Plus special guests
Capital FM Arena, Nottingham Fri, 05 Dec 2014 Doors at 19:00 Contact venue for tickets
The Who Hits 50
Plus Maximo Park
Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle Upon Tyne Tue, 09 Dec 2014 Doors at 19:30 Book Tickets
The Who Hits 50
Plus special guests
Liverpool Echo Arena, Liverpool Thu, 11 Dec 2014 Doors at 18:30 Book Tickets
The Who Hits 50
Plus special guests
Phones 4u Arena , Manchester Sat, 13 Dec 2014 Doors at 19:30 Book Tickets
The Who Hits 50
Plus Special Guests
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff Mon, 15 Dec 2014 Doors at 18:30 Contact venue for tickets
The Who Hits 50
Plus special guests
The O2 Arena, London Wed, 17 Dec 2014 Doors at 18:30 Contact venue for tickets
The Who Hits 50
Plus special guests
The O2 Arena, London Thu, 18 Dec 2014 Doors at 18:30 Book Tickets

Event Venue Date Time Proceed
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park - The Who
plus special guests Paul Weller, Kaiser Chiefs and Johnny Marr
Hyde Park, London Fri, 26 Jun 2015 Gates at 14:00 Book Tickets