The Wildhearts set out on a 5 date UK tour this December, including Ginger’s Annual Birthday Bash at the O2 Forum in London on December 17th.
The Wildhearts, with the line up of Ginger and CJ on guitars and vocals, bassist Jon Poole and Ritch Battersby on drums, are supported by Danny McCormack’s new band The Main Grains and Dirt Box Disco for the first 3 shows. The Manchester show will see Hey! Hello! in place of Dirt Box Disco and Ginger’s Annual Birthday Bash in London features a formidable seven bands.
On top of this Danny will be joining The Wildhearts each night for a few songs on the encore.
Full dates are:
Wed 14th – Glasgow O2 ABC – w/ Dirt Box Disco & The Main Grains
Thur 15th – Newcastle Riverside – w/ Dirt Box Disco & The Main Grains
Fri 16th – Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall – w/ Dirt Box Disco & The Main Grains
Sat 17th – London O2 Forum – w/ Dirt Box Disco, Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind, Hey! Hello!, The Dowling Poole, The Main Grains and Elvana
Sun 18th – Manchester Ritz – w/ Hey! Hello! & The Main Grains
Tickets go on general sale on Friday 23rd at 9.00am.
The line-up for Ginger’s third Halloween Hootenanny on Sat 29th Oct at Wolverhampton Slade Rooms has been announced, featuring a special Ginger headline set.
The rest of the lineup is:
Urban Voodoo Machine
The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing
Drama Club Rejects
“It’s the most insane day of the year. Every Hootenanny the costumes get weirder, the line-up gets crazier and the hangover gets more Olympian. I wouldn’t miss this show even if I wasn’t playing it.
Speaking of which, I’ll be playing a very special set with a very special band of musicians. In keeping with the spirit of the event, it’ll be something I’ve never done before. But the players are incredible so I’m sure it’ll be amazing and unforgettable.”
Tickets available at http://thewildhearts.probitymerch.com/listings and http://wolvescivic.co.uk
Doors 6pm. Band Curfew is 12 midnight. Rock Disco til late. Age 16+. Halloween dress is encouraged: dress to distress!
RAMBLING’ MAN FESTIVAL, 23rd July – Day 11
So here we are, the final date of the Ginger Wildheart Band tour. The show that served as the very reason for doing this tour in the first place.
I wanted to get the band as tight as a cod’s shit portal, and boy has that happened. It’s hard to believe that at the beginning of the month we hadn’t played together as a unit, and now we enjoy an on-stage chemistry that reeks of respect and authenticity. Who’da thunk it?
Well, we did, as it happens. Conny, Toshi and Denzel waltzed into this agreement fully in the knowledge that this tour had only one outcome, and that’s to perform as a devastating rock machine.
Climbing onto the Ramblin’ Man main stage today, as the sun beams down overhead, felt like the goal that we’ve worked to achieve. It felt comfortable and classic, like the old California Jam footage of Aerosmith from 70’s. Continue reading
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