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.
Big thanks to everyone who came to the shows!
Happy New Year!
The New Statesman have included Wilko’s upcoming book ‘Don’t You Leave Me Here’ (Little, Brown) in their list of books to look out for this year.
The book is due out in May. Click here for more info!
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.’
The tour will mark his first headline shows since his electrifying appearance at Shepherds Bush Empire with Roger Daltrey in 2014, and his life-saving surgery.
The dates are as follows:
14th Glasgow O2 ABC
15th Newcastle O2 Academy
16th Manchester The Ritz
21st Bristol O2 Academy
22nd Leamington The Assembly
23rd London O2 Forum Kentish Town
Tickets go on sale on Wednesday December 16th, but Planet Rock are selling tickets in advance of this! Get in quick.
It was announced today that Wilko Johnson and his band will return to Cornbury Music Festival on Friday July 8th 2016 as part of a splendid line-up that includes The Beat, Soul II Soul, Jamie Cullum and many more.
Cornbury is a significant festival for Wilko, as it was here that Wilko first met the cancer doctor Charlie Chan, who famously urged Wilko to get a second opinion regarding his pancreatic cancer diagnosis, connecting him with the surgeon Emmanuel Huguet who performed a life-saving operation on Wilko. So this will be a special show indeed!
Find out more information about the festival, tickets etc here.
Well, we have a handsome new website!
We’ll be adding lots of exciting things – songs, videos, pictures and so on – over time. We hope you enjoy it and in the meantime, the Wilko Johnson Band team would like to thank you for your continued support.
Very best wishes to you all!