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The Who To Retire From Touring After 2015 World Tour

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This image released by Starpix shows Roger Daltrey, left, and Pete Townshend of The Who performing at the 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden in New York on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Proceeds from the show will be distributed through the Robin Hood Foundation. (AP Photo/Starpix, Dave Allocca) | AP

The time is coming for The Who to bid their fans adieu.

The famed rock band announced plans this week to stop playing live after their next world tour. Pete Townshend, The Who's legendary guitarist, recently spoke to the Evening Standard about the group's plans to celebrate 50 years in the business, and its future going forward.

"For the 50th anniversary we’ll tour the world," Townshend told the publication. "It’ll be the last big one for us. There are still plenty of places we’ve not played. It would be good to go to eastern Europe and places that haven’t heard us play all the old hits."

The Who released their first album, "My Generation," in 1965. In the years since, the celebrated band has released albums that have gone multi-platinum and hit No. 1 on the Billboard chart, and toured the world many times over.

Late last year, the band performed at the 12-12-12 benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Amongst a lineup that included big names such as Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, and Paul McCartney, The Who gave a rousing performance of the '70s hit, "Baba O'Riley."

Now made up of Townshend and Roger Daltrey, the members of The Who reportedly have plans to work on solo projects after their final tour.

For more, head over to the Evening Standard.

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