Not only will Wilko’s hotly anticipated autobiography ‘Don’t You Leave Me Here’ be published in May (Little, Brown) but there’s also a record to look forward, namely a two-disc compilation of Wilko’s favourite recordings on the legendary Chess label.
We were surprised to receive a number of messages from fans enquiring as to why Wilko has ‘pulled out’ of Laugharne Festival this year – Wilko was not actually available for this date in the first place, so his subsequent inclusion on the bill was incorrect.
We are sorry if any of you were misled and bought tickets on the understanding that Wilko would be present, or indeed if you were concerned as to what had happened – we are happy to assure you that Wilko is well and looking forward to the UK tour which begins in April.
Best wishes and thanks, as always, for your support,
Take a look at this fab interview with Wilko Johnson in advance of the UK tour with Joanne Shaw Taylor, which is looming ever closer! The interview is in the Newcastle Chronicle – please note the upcoming Newcastle date is at the O2 Academy on April 15th and not the Sage Gateshead.
Wilko is among the first authors confirmed to appear at this year’s Henley Literary Festival, which takes place in September / October. It’s the tenth Henley Lit Fest and will be a copper-bottomed blast! Wilko will be talking about his upcoming memoir ‘Don’t You Leave Me Here’ (Little, Brown) which will be published this Spring.
If you weren’t lucky enough to catch Wilko and the boys on their recent tour of Spain (or indeed Sweden, which was a blast!) sponsor Estrella Galicia 1906 has sent us these great videos of the chaps in action, plus a lovely interview with the man himself.
Just in time for Christmas! Julien Temple’s marvellous documentary film ‘The Ecstasy Of Wilko Johnson’ is released on DVD on December 19th by Cadiz Music.
This very special package includes surreal and thought-provoking artwork from Jonny Halifax – who designed the award-winning poster for the film – and dark fairytale sleeve notes by biographer Zoë Howe.
We have had so many lovely messages for Wilko as a result of the film, particularly after its transmission on BBC 1 this month. It’s clear that Julien’s film and Wilko’s incredible story has touched so many people, which is wonderful.
Keep on rocking, and save the NHS! As Wilko put it, ‘They saved me.’