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The Who offer Bradley Wiggins 'free pass' to Quadrophenia live shows

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The Who have offered Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins the opportunity to come to any of their upcoming live shows.

The band are a big favourite of cyclist Wiggins, who also won the Tour De France in 2012 and took home the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. Revealing that they are yet to meet but establishing plans to get together later in the year, Roger Daltrey of The Who said: "He is invited to any of our shows,” says Roger. “I’ve written and told him that. I’m sure we will meet him - he has a free pass to any show he likes."

The offer comes after The Who announced details of a UK and Ireland arena tour during which they will perform their classic album 'Quadrophenia' in full.

Elsewhere in their interview with The Sun, Pete Townshend admitted that previous incarnations of the Quadrophenia live show had failed. "There was too much going on — too much story, too many images, too many guests. At one point we had Annie Lennox pretending to be the sea!" he said of their arena tour in the nineties.

The band will also play a selection of their other classics during the 10-date tour, which kicks off in Dublin on June 8 and wraps up in Liverpool on June 30. Tickets go on sale this Friday (February 1) at 9am. Directed by Roger Daltrey, the show features a full performance of their 1973 double album 'Quadrophenia' accompanied by "powerful imagery projected on an array of massive screens". According to the band, this imagery is "designed to support, complement and propel the musical content of the work by setting it in the context of the history of the band".

The Who will play:

Dublin The O2 (June 8)
Belfast Odyssey (10)
Glasgow SECC (12)
London The O2 (15)
Sheffield Motorpoint Arena (18)
Newcastle Metro Arena (20)
Manchester Arena (23)
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (25)
Birmingham LG Arena (28)
Liverpool Echo Arena (30)



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