TOURING with one of the world's biggest bands could take some getting used to.

But Warrington's Slydigs have not had the chance to let it sink in after supporting The Who on their UK arena tour.

The four-piece also played with some of their heroes like Paul Weller, Kaiser Chiefs and Johnny Marr at Hyde Park in June and supported Steve Craddock, from Ocean Colour Scene, in London a fortnight ago.

Now Slydigs are hoping to make new fans from the video game world after their new song 'Light The Fuse' was added to Rock Band 4 which is coming out for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in October.

Frontman Dean Fairhurst said: "We have plans to release that as a single very soon. There's been a bit of hype around it

"There's a video to follow shortly and hopefully we will be out touring again pretty soon. We've been demoing quite a bit over the last couple of months so we will hopefully start looking into an album release too."

Slydigs warmed up the crowd for The Who in Liverpool, Cardiff, Manchester and London.

Dean, from Burtonwood, said: "The experience was?unforgettable. Not only was it an honour to support one of the biggest bands but the experience of walking out to perform in front of crowds in their thousands was a?spectacle?to behold.

"It's certainly many artist's dream to do what we have done and I'm happy that we have done it and that it was such a success.

"But also it's the beginning of the road for us and we're glad we have a lot to look forward to."

Dean told Weekend that he battled his nerves by treating The Who's arena shows like any other gig.

The 26-year-old added: "You have got to?remember?that if you have any doubt in yourself that you?aren't?going to go out there?and?show all those people what you're made of then you shouldn't really be doing it.

"It all comes down to belief I suppose. When a dream like that finally comes to?fruition,?you better?be prepared mentally or there's a good chance things aren't going to go the way you want them to go.

"The only difference in playing to that many people?compared?to a smaller audience is that we were used to ?a?sense?of intimacy that you don't get in those arenas.

"But I think we did all right though in terms of connecting and interacting with the audience.

"We perform the same whether we're playing in front of a 100 or 20,000 people.

"For me the highlight was the reaction from the audience.

"At Liverpool we had everyone up and cheering?after our set which was pretty great considering it was the first one for us of the tour.

"Straight after we played, we announced that we would meet and greet?members?of the audience at our merchandise stand before The Who went on.

"The crowds of people that were?queuing?up to meet us were astounding. Signing?autographs and hearing praise?was a bit of an ego boost.

"Seeing it at that level also makes you realise and see first hand your potential as a band."

Dean, who formed Slydigs with Louis Menguy at St Aelred’s High School in Newton, also described his festival gig at Hyde Park as one of the best shows the band has ever played.

He said: "It was just a perfect summer's day and having our porter cabin dressing room in with the likes of John Marr and Paul Weller, it made us realise that we're now finally getting to the places where we want to be.

"I won't be forgetting that day any time soon and I want to be headlining a show of our own there some day."

So was it daunting meeting your idols?

"I'm not really daunted by meeting anyone," added Dean.

"Don't get me wrong, when someone you admire says they like what you do then of course it's going to feel good.

"I idolise music, the art and the legacy more than I do the person. Well I idolise my mum but that's about it!"