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The Who hits 50 in Seattle

The Who are coming to Seattle’s KeyArena on Sept. 27.

The stop is on the second leg of their “The Who Hits 50!” North American tour which kicks off today (April 15) in Tampa, Florida.

The band said the tour will include their final shows in many of the tour cities.

"I do know this is the last big tour we'll ever do. We have to be realistic. I want us to stop at the top of our game when we are still really good at what we do. The quality of the music is really what this is all about,” Roger Daltrey told RollingStone.com.

“The Who Hits 50!” tour includes 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.

Tickets are currently on sale at thewho.com and axs.com.

Here’s more from the announcement:

The Who have sold over 100 million records since forming in 1964; they brought together four different personalities and in effect produced a musical hurricane. Each of them was a pioneer. Wildman drummer Keith Moon beat his kit with a chaotic elegance; stoic bassist John Entwistle held down the center with the melodic virtuosity of a solo guitarist; raging intellectual Pete Townshend punctuated the epic universality of his songs with the windmill slamming of his fingers across his guitar strings; and Roger Daltrey roared above it all with an impossibly virile macho swagger. They exploded conventional rhythm and blues structures, challenged pop music conventions, and redefined what was possible on stage, in the recording studio, and on vinyl. As they enter their 50th year, the band is still going strong, winning rave reviews for their performances of Quadrophenia in 2013.

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