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The Who tour to stop in six Canadian cities

Roger Daltry and Pete Townshend of The Who, pictured in 2013. Rick Diamond / Getty Images

TORONTO — Iconic rock band The Who is hitting the road next year — and making six stops in Canada.

The Who Hits 50! tour with surviving members Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey will perform Sept. 29 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Oct. 1 at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Oct. 3 at Edmonton’s Rexall Place, Oct. 6 at the Sasktel Centre in Saskatoon, Oct. 8 at Winnipeg’s MTS Centre, and Oct. 19 and 21 at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre.

Tickets go on sale Oct. 17 via the group’s website.

In a press release, Townshend described the tour as “the beginning of the long goodbye.”

The set-list will include material from the band’s five-decade career. The album Who Hits 50! is set for release Oct. 27.

Townshend will be 70 by the time the tour makes it to Canada and Daltrey will be 71.

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Past members John Entwistle and Keith Moon died in 2002 and 1978 respectively.

“No illusions,” said Townshend. “We are what we are, and extremely good at it, but we’re lucky to be alive and still touring.”