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First reviews coming in for ‘Don’t You Leave Me Here’

Wilko’s new book ‘Don’t You Leave Me Here’ (Little, Brown) will be launched next week! Here are a couple of lovely reviews to whet your appetites, courtesy of The Spectator’s Leyla Sanai and Marcus Berkmann at the Daily Mail.

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!

Wilko Johnson – Book Festival Appearances

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 Johnson Book Launch – June 2nd Rough Trade East, London

Wilko launches his new memoir ‘Don’t You Leave Me Here’ (Little, Brown) on June 2nd, 7pm, Rough Trade East, London!

Wilko will be in conversation with music writer (and ‘Looking Back At Me’ collaborator) Zoë Howe. Expect some top anecdotes!

Click here for further information. We will share details of other book signings and events very soon!


‘The Ecstasy Of Wilko Johnson’ Released On DVD 19/12/15

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.’


Wilko Johnson Announces UK Headline Tour

Wilko has announced a UK headline tour, with blues artist Joanne Shaw Taylor in support, taking place in April 2016.


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.


Wilko Johnson Band to return to Cornbury Festival!


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.



The Ecstasy Of Wilko Johnson – BBC 1

Julien Temple’s extraordinary documentary ‘The Ecstasy Of Wilko Johnson’ was screened on BBC 1 as part of the ‘Imagine…’ series on November 24th. You can still catch it on the BBC iPlayer here, available until Christmas Eve.

And, what with Christmas coming up, if you’re after a DVD for that special person in your life, you can order one here! It’s a beautiful item and comes complete with surreal artwork by Jonny Halifax (who designed the award-winning film poster for the ‘The Ecstasy Of Wilko Johnson’) and rock ‘n’ roll fairytale sleeve notes by Wilko Johnson / Lee Brilleaux biographer Zoë Howe. 

Check out the film trailer for ‘The Ecstasy Of Wilko Johnson’ below.