pete-townshed1Ahead of The Who’s highly anticipated arena shows in Dublin and Belfast this summer, legendary Pete Townshend has sent a message especially to Irish fans:

Pete says that Ireland is “… one of the most important countries in the world to him…” On the the bands first shows in Ireland in the early days in Belfast, Cork – where Pete’s grandfather was born and Dublin but more recently played at the OXEGEN festival which “…was a really really great gig to do”.

Also, Pete reveals that a new music piece he is working on is partly set in Waterford but not before he states he “can’t wait to get back… I love the people, love the history, love the music, love everything about it…”

The Who will perform their iconic 1973 double album Quadrophenia in its entirety along with a selection of WHO classics at two Irish concerts this summer.

This new concert version of Quadrophenia, personally directed by Roger Daltrey, focuses on the original album and replaces the narrative used in previous stage versions with powerful imagery projected on an array of massive screens, designed to support, complement and propel the musical content of the work by setting it in the context of the history of the band.

8th June: The O2, Dublin – Tickets from €69.50 inclusive of booking fee1
0th June: Odyssey Arena, Belfast – Tickets from £59.50 inclusive of booking fee
Tickets for both shows are on sale now from Ticketmaster outlets and online at