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Pete Townshend has provided a few more details on The Who's 50th anniversary tour, which we first reported last week. It will start in England in December, followed by North America and the rest of the world in 2015. However, no specific dates have been announced.

He says, "I was ready for the 50th, but it happens when everything else is changing. 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."

Townshend also says there could be new music from him and Roger Daltrey. "I'm trying to [look] through my 20-thousand hours of complete and utter disorganized music [to find possible songs]. I'll be pulling some songs out of [my current 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."

The Who, who did their first farewell tour more than 30 years ago, performed Quadrophenia on the road in 2012 and 2013.