Pete Townshend would tour with The Who just for the money

Pete Townshend would tour with The Who just for the money

In a recent interview with the New York Times, Pete Townshend he stated that he Who they could do a farewell tour to make some good money. The 78-year-old British guitarist revealed a possible plan for the band: “It seems to me there's one thing the Who can do, and that's a final tour where we play every place in the world and then crawl away to die.”

He also said that their last tour would be more about the money than their story: “I'm not very excited about performing with The Who.

If I'm honest, I tour for money. My idea of ​​an ordinary lifestyle is quite high.”

As early as December 2023, Pete Townshend spoke expressing a very similar concept during an interview with Record Collector. “I think it's time Roger and I go to lunch and talk about what happens next. Because Sandringham (Townshend refers to the concert held by The Who on 28 August 2023, the last of their last tour 'The Who Hits Back!', ed.) shouldn't feel like the end of everything, but it feels like the end of an era ”.

Roger Daltrey
speaking to the Times in January 2024 he said of the uncertainty surrounding the future of the
. “I don't write the songs. I never did it. We need to meet, but at the moment I'm happy to say that a part of my life is over.”

Below is the setlist of the Sandrigham concert in which the Who were accompanied in some parts of the set by an orchestra:

With Orchestra



Amazing Journey


The Acid Queen

Pinball Wizard

We're Not Gonna Take It

Who Are You

Eminence Front

Band Only

The Kids Are Alright

You Better You Bet

Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere


I Can't Explain

My Generation

Cry If You Want

Won't Get Fooled Again

Behind Blue Eyes

With Orchestra

The Real Me

I'm One


The Rock

Love, Reign O'er Me

Baba O'Riley