THE WHO | WORLD TOUR 2015

The Who will embark on a tour late this year to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary, beginning around Christmas in the U.K. before heading to North America in 2015. "It will be a world tour," Pete tells Billboard. “I’m not crazy about going on the road,  but I’m in good shape and once I start doing it — and I’m still very good at it — I’ll take some pleasure from it.”

There is also a possibility of new music being released.

"I’m trying to look through my 20,000 hours of complete and utter disorganized music to find possible songs," Townshend adds. "I’ll be pulling some songs out of his long-gestating project 'Floss' to give to Roger to see if we’ve got enough to make an album. It might be a big waste of time, but I’m hoping there will be an album.”

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"I was ready for the 50th, but it happens when everything else is changing," Pete says. "I’ll be 69 in May and all my friends are getting ill or dying. I knew it would happen. I will be happy if I give people something that makes fans happy. It takes some great planning and I hope it opens up other things that we can avail ourselves of."

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Me, age 16, talking with Pete Townshend, circa 1968. Spent the entire day with the whole group. Helped them get the guitars they trashed that night at Fishman’s Pawn Shop. They were supposed to have dinner at my house, at Pete’s request. He wanted a home cooked meal and spend time with the family. Unfortunately, mom and dad didn’t get there in time. Both Pete and I were unhappy. Hung mostly with Pete that day. He’s a genuinely nice guy. ~ Trabue Gentry

no-fear-no-shame-no-guilt:

Me, age 16, talking with Pete Townshend, circa 1968. Spent the entire day with the whole group. Helped them get the guitars they trashed that night at Fishman’s Pawn Shop. They were supposed to have dinner at my house, at Pete’s request. He wanted a home cooked meal and spend time with the family. Unfortunately, mom and dad didn’t get there in time. Both Pete and I were unhappy. Hung mostly with Pete that day. He’s a genuinely nice guy. ~ Trabue Gentry