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Who's tour includes city date

The Who will play Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle on May 25.

The Who will play Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle on May 25.

More than 40 years after the birth of the legendary band, front man Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend yesterday announced a European tour, which will include a slot at the Glastonbury Festival in June.

The dates - 28 in all - are the first in the UK and continental Europe since the band's Endless Wire album came out last year, their first studio release in over two decades.

Townshend added: "It goes on and on and on and on and on. It gets better and better and better and better.

"It is more and more fun. But this chapter is over in July 2007 so if you want to catch the New Who at their most effective for 20 years, come and join us."

Daltrey, 62, said: "It's great to have been around for this length of time and still be playing new material, having it so well received and people liking the music. Life doesn't get any better than that."

Tickets for the gig go on sale on Monday. Call 0870 707-8000 or visit www. metroradioarena.co.uk

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