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‘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.



Welcome to the new Wilko Johnson site!

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!

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.

Little, Brown Acquires New Wilko Johnson Book!

Exciting news! Wilko Johnson will be writing a new book about his incredible journey over the past few years, titled ‘Don’t You Leave Me Here’. The new book will be published by major publisher Little, Brown in 2016.

The book follows the coffee-table memoir ‘Wilko Johnson – Looking Back At Me’, co-authored and collated with acclaimed rock biographer Zoë Howe, which was published by Cadiz Music in 2012.