Wilko and the boys will be heading to Tilloloy, France, on Saturday 24th June to rock the Retro ‘C’ Trop festival alongside a stellar bunch! The line-up includes The Stranglers, The Beach Boys, Blue Oyster Cult, The Pretenders and Uriah Heep to name but a hard-rockin’ few!
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Dr John Cooper Clarke has been announced as Wilko’s special guest for the Royal Albert Hall show on September 26th!
What a fantastic birthday bash it’s going to be for Wilko’s 70th. Got your tickets yet?
Wilko has been doing lots of press around his upcoming Royal Albert Hall 70th birthday show in September! Click on the links below if you fancy a read! It’s ALWAYS time for some Wilko wisdom…
Calling all Feelgood fans! Wilko will be appearing in conversation with host Daryl Easlea and author Zoë Howe at the launch of the b-format (smaller, cheaper, revised) edition of ‘Lee Brilleaux – Rock ‘n’ Roll Gentleman’.
The event will take place at Rough Trade East, just off Brick Lane in London’s East End, and will incorporate chat, readings and a signing.
Free! For further details, click here.
Yes, it’s a whole five years since ‘Looking Back At Me’, Wilko’s highly-illustrated hardback book co-authored by Zoë Howe, was published by Cadiz Music. So much has happened since! Here’s an entertaining interview between Wilko and Zoë on The Quietus, containing some classic Wilko wisdom.
Tune in to BBC Radio 2 this Sunday 19th February between 3-5pm, as Wilko Johnson will be joining the legendary Johnnie Walker! It’s sure to be a fun afternoon’s listening. Click here for more details.
NEWS! Wilko Johnson anniversary show at the Royal Albert Hall on Tues 26 September!
Wilko Johnson Band – The 30th Anniversary
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2017 is certainly a special year for Wilko Johnson: not only does it mark the 30th anniversary of the Wilko Johnson Band, but this year sees the guitarist celebrating his 70th birthday. Given the events of recent years, this celebration at the Royal Albert Hall is all the more meaningful: here is the death-defying Wilko Johnson leading his own party with partners in crime Norman Watt-Roy (bass), Dylan Howe (drums), family, friends and special guests.
‘I’m supposed to be dead!’ So said Wilko in a recent interview, having been diagnosed in late 2012 with terminal pancreatic cancer. But despite the doctors’ predictions he continued to perform and present himself with vigour and a new zest for life. In 2013, Wilko announced that, thanks to a second opinion and subsequent life-saving surgery, he was cancer-free.
The original Dr Feelgood guitarist, known for his distinctive chopping guitar style, recently found further fame on TV in Game Of Thrones, and also rose up the charts once more after teaming up with Who frontman Roger Daltrey on hit 2014 album Going Back Home, which features incendiary reworkings of songs from Wilko’s Feelgood days such as ‘All Through The City’ and ‘Going Back Home’.
The Wilko Johnson Band consists of Wilko himself plus Blockheads Norman Watt-Roy and Dylan Howe; a rhythm ’n’ blues power trio widely acknowledged as one of the most exciting live acts in the world today. Keep It To Myself – The Best Of Wilko Johnson is released in February 2017 via Chess/Universal.