8 Sep 2017
Pete and Roger announce The Who Hits 50! tour during a brief lunchtime appearance at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London. “This is the beginning of the long goodbye,” Roger is quoted as saying.
‘Be Lucky’, The Who’s first new single since ‘Real Good Looking Boy’ in 2004, is released.
The opening show of The Who Hits 50! tour takes place at the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix in the United Arab Emirates.
November 30 – December 15
The Who play eight UK cities on their The Who Hits 50! tour but shows in London have to be postponed due to Roger’s health. For this tour three additional keyboard players, Loren Gold, Frank Simes and John Corey, augment Pete and Roger and their now regular touring band of Zak Starkey, Pino Palladino and Simon Townshend.