VIDEO: The Who toast 50 years with tour and Notts show

One of rock’s legendary and defining bands has announced that they are going on tour to celebrate 50 years in the music business.

The Who will perform at the Capital FM Arena Nottingham on Friday 5th December and promise to take their fans on an ‘amazing journey’ through their entire career.

They will perform songs from the days of The High Numbers to classic albums such as Who’s Next, Tommy, Quadrophenia, My Generation and Live At Leeds.

The show which Pete Townshend describes as ‘hits, picks, mixes and misses’ will see the band play all the classic anthems.

Roger Daltrey said, after announcing the tour earlier this week: “This is the beginning of the long goodbye.”

Pete Townshend 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 13 years since 1964 The Who didn’t really exist, so we are really only 37.”

‘Who hits 50’ will not only celebrate the fantastic contribution The Who have made to our musical heritage - selling in excess of 100m records - but also the band’s contribution to youth culture, old and new.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday priced at £67.20, £72.80 and £80.64 (includes administration fee).

They can be booked online at, via 0843 373 3000 or in person at the arena

There is a pre-sale taking place from 9am on Thursday. Customers are advised to sign up to the mailing list at by noon on Wednesday to receive the pre-sale code.

A maximum of six tickets per person can be purchased.