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The Who set to head on stage in the Midlands

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 04, 2014

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ROCK legends The Who have announced a new tour that will see the band stopping off in the Midlands.

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 and 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 when they stop off at the Capital FM Arena, in Nottingham, on Friday, December 5.

Roger Daltrey said, “This is the beginning of the long goodbye.”

Pete Townshend said: “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 37.”

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

A spokesman for the band said: “Each of The Who members were 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.”

Tickets cost £67.20, £72.80 and £80.64.

There is a maximum of six tickets per person for the show.

Tickets can be booked online at www.capitalfmarena.com/online/TheWho or by calling 08433 733000.

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