Legends The Who will celebrate their 50th Anniversary with a tour stopping in Belfast on 21st June 2015 before headlining Glastonbury soon after.
The WHO HITS 50 tour will see the band take their audience on an ‘Amazing Journey’ through their entire career. 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.
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.