Wilko and the boys will be on the road again in October, playing a selection of UK dates. The fantastic Aaron Keylock will be supporting the band on this run of dates.Pre-sale tickets are available via Planet Rock from 9am, Wednesday April 13th. Tickets go on general sale on Friday 15th.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 6th: Warrington Parr Hall
FRIDAY OCTOBER 7th: Sheffield City Hall
SATURDAY OCTOBER 8th: Edinburgh Queens Hall
THURSDAY OCTOBER 13th: Salisbury City Hall
FRIDAY OCTOBER 14th: Cambridge Corn Exchange
SATURDAY OCTOBER 15th: Birmingham Town Hall
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.
Dear Wilko fans.
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.
Looking forward to Record Store Day on April 16th?
This limited edition white vinyl of ‘Down By The Jetty’ may spark your interest.
Congratulations to everyone involved in the Julien Temple film ‘The Ecstasy Of Wilko Johnson’, which has been acknowledged by Mark Kermode as his documentary of the year!
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!