SEE THEM, BUT YOU WON'T GET CLOSE ENOUGH FEEL OR TOUCH THEM: Only 33 years after their 1982 farewell tour, Roger Daltrey says he really means it when he claims that 2015 will mark The Who's last big tour. As for what they'll play, no one's getting fooled:
"People don't want new stuff," says Daltrey. "The fans might want that, but most people that want to come to a show want to hear what they grew up with. Let's not kid ourselves. We will always sell more tickets if we play the hits. That's a fact. The economics of the road, obviously, demand that you sell a lot of tickets."
Fans hoping to hear the Who break out rarities like The Who by Numbers deep cut "Slip Kid" are going to be disappointed. "It's easy for fans to stick their heads in the sand and not understand the economics of touring," Daltrey says. "It's incredibly expensive to put on a show, so you have to put bums in seats. There might be 40,000 total people in America who want to hear 'Slip Kid.' That won't be enough to put us on the road. That's the problem."