Legendary rockers The Who return to Leeds

The Who perform at the 02 Wireless Festival in Leeds in 2006.
The Who perform at the 02 Wireless Festival in Leeds in 2006.
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Rock legends The Who are set to return to Leeds to celebrate 50 years of rock and roll.

Their visit will be particularly poignant as it was here in 1970 that The Who recorded Live at Leeds which was cited by many as the best live rock recording of all time.

They are set to play at Leeds’s first direct arena on Tuesday, December 2.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, July 4.

The Who’s Hits 50 UK tour will see the band take their audience on a journey through their entire career from the days of The High Numbers to classic albums such as Who’s Next, Tommy and Live at Leeds.

The show which guitarist Pete Townshend describes as “hits, picks, mixes and misses” will see the band play all the classic anthems as well as tackling deeper cuts from their catalogue including Won’t Get Fooled Again and My Generation.

Ahead of their first direct arena show lead singer Roger Daltrey said: “This is the beginning of the long goodbye.”

The Who have sold over 100 million records since forming in 1964.

To book tickets visit www.firstdirectarena.com, phone 0844 248 1585 or visit the box office in Trinity Leeds Customer Service Lounge from 10am on Friday.

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