You can also hear Wilko talking about his book with Robert Elms on BBC London here, about staying in Europe on The World Tonight here, and don’t miss him on Steve Wright In The Afternoon on BBC Radio 2 on Wednesday 25th May!
Don’t forget Wilko Johnson and the boys will be in Ballyshannon for the Rory Gallagher Festival! The festival itself takes place between 2-5 June and Wilko hits the stage on Saturday 4th at the Big Top.
Wilko Johnson will be making some appearances this summer to discuss and read from his upcoming memoir ‘Don’t You Leave Me Here’ (Little, Brown) – we know many of you have been wondering where and when these events will take place, and many of the festivals have not yet announced their line-ups or further details, so we have to keep schtum until then, BUT here are a few dates to start us off with:
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.
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.