This is just to confirm that, despite the erroneous listing on Bands In Town, Wilko Johnson will NOT be performing on July 19th at the Cluny in Newcastle – it is a screening of Oil City Confidential.
Wilko and the boys are looking forward to joining the mighty ZZ Top – fresh from Glastonbury – in Finland this week for two gigs: 15th July at Venue Bastion, Hamina and on the 16th in Seinajoki for the Rockin’ Botnia Festival.
Don’t miss them if you’re lucky enough to be spending the summer in this beautiful country!
Wilko Johnson will join Jonathan Ross on BBC Radio 2 from 10pm TONIGHT (Thursday July 7th) to talk about his book ‘Don’t You Leave Me Here’. Don’t you miss it! Other guests include Sir Alan Parker, Gruffalo artist Axel Scheffler and Tate curator Tanya Barson. Here are the details.
Tickets are on sale for The Great Rhythm And Blues Festival in Colne – 26-29 August. Wilko and the boys will be rocking the fest on 28th.
Click here for more info!
Some top notch reviews are rolling in for Wilko’s Chess compilation as part of Universal’s ‘The First Time I Met The Blues’ series.
Including these, from MOJO and Record Collector! Grab your top-tapping copy of the compilation here.
Two big gig announcements!
Wilko and the boys are pleased to be appearing at the upcoming Stone Free Festival on June 19th at The O2! For further information, please click here.
Plus Wilko Johnson will be appearing as Richard Hawley’s special guest on July 22nd at the Iveagh Gardens, Dublin!
All details here.
What a wonderful evening we had at Rough Trade East for the launch of ‘Don’t You Leave Me Here’ (Little, Brown) last week.
Thanks to all who came!
Despite the impression given by the inclusion of the large image of Wilko Johnson on promotional banners and other publicity for this year’s Village Green Festival, we feel it prudent to point out in case of fans being misled that Wilko is NOT actually appearing at the festival. (The picture was taken at Village Green several years ago.)
We are assured all promotional materials featuring his image are being retracted in order to avoid any further confusion.
‘Wilko Johnson Presents: The First Time I Met The Blues – Essential Chess Masters’ is Wilko’s selection of his top blues picks – and it’s out TODAY!
Snap up your copy here!
The Guardian will be hosting a web chat with Wilko on Tuesday May 31st from 12.30pm, so if you have a burning question for the big man, now’s your moment! Click here for further information.
Wilko has been busy on the airwaves promoting his new book, ‘Don’t You Leave Me Here’, which is out TODAY! Don’t miss him on BBC Radio Scotland speaking to the fab Janice Forsyth this afternoon (May 26th, from 2pm) and on BBC Radio 4 / Front Row tonight!
Here’s a lovely picture of Wilko with Front Row’s John Wilson, courtesy of Mr Wilson’s Twitter page.