The Who formed in England in 1964.  They released their first album, My Generation, in 1965.

Pete Townshend spoke to the Evening Standard at a screening for Sensation, which is a documentary on the band's rock opera Tommy.

Townshend says, “For the 50th anniversary we’ll tour the world. It’ll be the last big one for us. There are still plenty of places we’ve not played. It would be good to go to eastern Europe and places that haven’t heard us play all the old hits.”

The Who originally featured Townshend along with Roger Daltrey, drummer Keith Moon, and bassist John Entwistle.  Moon died in 1978 and Entwistle passed in 2002.

Since then, Townshend and Daltrey have toured with various musicians.

Both Townshend and Daltrey plan to work on solo material, according to a source close to the band.