Pete Townshend Clarifies Comments About The Who's Farewell Tour

By Katrina Nattress

April 17, 2024

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Last month, Pete Townshend seemingly teased that The Who were planning a farewell tour.

“It feels to me like there’s a final tour where we play every territory in the world and then crawl off to die," he said during an interview. "I don’t get much of a buzz from performing with The Who. If I’m really honest, I’ve been touring for the money. My idea of an ordinary lifestyle is pretty elevated."

In a new interview, the guitarist/songwriter clarified those comments, shutting down the idea of the band heading out on the road again. “I’m not doing a farewell tour," he said bluntly when asked about his future plans. "I think I was being sarcastic about it.”

Though it looks like a tour with The Who is no longer in the cards, fans can see Townshend's bandmate Roger Daltrey live. He recently announced a North American tour. See the full list of dates below.

Roger Daltrey 2024 North American Tour Dates

05/06 – San Diego, CA @ The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park *

06/12 – Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap – Filene Center *

06/14 – Niagara Falls, ON @ OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino *

06/16 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts *

06/18 – Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre *

06/20 – Boston, MA @ Leader Bank Pavilion *

06/22 – Lenox, MA @ Tanglewood – The Koussevitzky Music Shed *

06/25 – Detroit, MI @ Meadow Brook Amphitheatre ^

06/27 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre at Old National Centre ^

06/29 – Highland Park, IL @ The Pavilion at Ravinia *

* = w/ KT Tunstall

^ = w/ Dan Bern

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