Ginger’s Two Night Halloween Hootenanny 2015

5th October 2015 | Kris

Last year’s Halloween Hootenanny at Wolverhampton Slade Rooms was such a success that we’re running it again. This time over two nights for added excitement.

The weekend kicks off on Friday 30th October with The Nightmare Before Halloween, headlined by Hey! Hello!, supported by Wolfsbane, Eureka Machines, Baby Godzilla (now renamed HECK), Exit International (for their farewell show), and Tropical Contact (who played their farewell show at last year’s show!).

And continuing into Halloween itself, now with a fancy dress theme: Dress to Distress. Halloween is headlined by The Ginger Wildheart Band and features The Ga-Ga’s, Love Zombies, Role Models, Dirt Box Disco and Death Koolaid.

Doors for both shows are at 6pm.

Tickets are available for Friday and Saturday or get both nights together for a £5 saving

PHUQ tour merchandise

19th September 2015 | Kris

To accompany the Wildhearts PHUQ tour, you’ll see that we have a host of amazing new merchandise, both historical and new for this tour. On top of this, there’s a brand new Hey! Hello! design and a 3D Ginger shirt to refresh your wardrobe with.

Make sure to pop by the merch stand to get yours.

All merchandise on sale

Red PHUQ hoodie


A P.H.U.Q. Tour Message From Ginger

11th September 2015 | Ean

As the 20th Anniversary P.H.U.Q. Tour rapidly approaches, here’s a message from Ginger.

Tickets are still available, so come and join the band, along with special guests Baby Chaos and Hey! Hello! to celebrate the milestone.

The Wildhearts P.H.U Q. Tour 2015

• Thu 17th September – Nottingham Rock City – Facebook EventTickets
• Fri 18th September – Manchester Academy – Facebook EventTickets
• Sat 19th September – Newcastle O2 Academy – Facebook EventTickets
• Sun 20th September – Glasgow O2 ABC – Facebook EventTickets
• Tue 22nd September – Leeds O2 Academy – Facebook EventTickets
• Wed 23rd September – Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall – Facebook EventTickets
• Thu 24th September – Bristol O2 Academy – Facebook EventTickets
• Fri 25th September – London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – Facebook EventTickets

Tickets are also available from Live Nation and the usual ticket sites.

Pledge Update

13th August 2015 | Ginger

Dear Everyone,

The closing date of the current Songs & Words PledgeMusic campaign has been extended and will officially be October 27th (not November 27th as previously announced on Pledge).

That’s it. No more. The train will have left the station along with the last horse bolting and the fat lady singing. It will be an ex-Pledge campaign. It will cease to be.

I notice that it has already been generously extended, which is a lovely idea – keeping Pledge campaigns going on forever n’ that, hey I hate saying goodbye too. The fact of the matter is that we won’t be saying “goodbye”, as much as “hang on a tic” …with another Pledge campaign following hot on the heels of this S&W one.

I won’t say too much about the new campaign, apart from this:

It launches on November 9th.

It is unlike anything I’ve ever done with Pledge.

It won’t be dependent on reaching 100%.

It will last a very long time.

Curious? Just hang tight until September, when all will be fully revealed like a top quality stripper.

Until then, thank you for making the Songs & Words campaign the most exciting and surprising one of them all.

Hey, I wrote a bloody book!


Ginger Wildheart Birthday Show 2015

10th July 2015 | Kris

This year’s Ginger Wildheart Birthday show has now been confirmed, with The Ginger Wildheart Band hosting and Hey! Hello! guesting: get your tickets now!

Thursday 17th December is the date (of course) and London’s Kentish Town Forum is the place.

Expect the usual carnage, chaos & familiar faces.

Tickets available from TicketMaster

Ginger (Super$hit666) on the BBC

7th June 2015 | Kris

Ginger Wildheart’s 1999 project Super$hit666 has featured on the BBC F1 coverage of the Canadian Grand Prix.

The very aptly chosen ‘You Smell Canadian’ was aired, from Ginger’s Super$hit666 mini-album with Nicke Andersson, Dregen and Thomas Skogsberg.

And here is the moment that you never would have predicted, in full:

New Ginger EP – Clout – Free with Songs & Words Pledge

30th May 2015 | Kris

Ginger has released a new four track EP, Clout, which is a free download in the Songs & Words Pledge campaign.

Here’s the direct link to the songs: Clout Download

The EP is available to anyone that pledges on the physical items such as the Best of G.A.S.S CD, Songs & Words DVD, or Ginger’s book.

The EP which was recorded with Jase Edwards features 4 new songs: Nelson, Benn, Darwin, You and is described by Ginger as “Four brand new pieces of music that will confuse, delight and (hopefully) inspire”

And here’s what a few of the first listeners made of it:

Hey! Hello! Warm-up Show in London

29th May 2015 | Kris

Hey! Hello! will be playing a warm-up show at the Underworld in Camden, London on Thursday 11th June in advance of their Download appearance headlining the 4th stage.

They will be joined in support by Alive With Eyes (featuring Ginger’s son Jake) and an acoustic set by Ginger as well, keeping this night a firmly family affair! There will also be a 4th, to-be-announced special guest!

This will be Hey! Hello!’s first show with new singer Hollis Mahady (Love Zombies), who will join Ginger, Toshi (Antiproduct, The Ga-Ga’s), The Rev (The Howling, Towers Of London) and Ai Sugiyama (Trip To Miami) on stage to wow you with songs from their award winning, debut album.

The Wildhearts – PHUQ tour

5th May 2015 | Kris

The Wildhearts are to tour in September, playing the classic P.H.U.Q. album in its entirety.

Support will be from the recently reformed Baby Chaos, and Ginger’s side-project Hey!Hello!

Full dates:
17th September – Nottingham Rock City
18th September – Manchester Academy
19th September – Newcastle O2 Academy
20th September – Glasgow O2 ABC
22nd September – Leeds O2 Academy
23rd September – Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
24th September – Bristol O2 Academy
25th September – London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Ginger Songs & Words Nottingham and full dates

7th March 2015 | Kris

The final date of the Songs & Words tour has been confirmed as Nottingham Arts Theatre, opening the tour on Friday 10th April.

This acoustic and spoken word show will see Ginger entertain the audience with tales spanning his 20+ years in music in The Wildhearts, Silver Ginger 5, Clam Abuse and his myriad solo projects.

Full dates are:
Thursday 9th April – St Helens, The Citadel [warm-up show – £5 only]
Friday 10th April – Nottingham, Arts Theatre
Saturday 11th April – Birmingham Old Rep Theatre
Friday 17th April – Norwich Puppet Theatre
Saturday 18th April – Leeds City Varieties
Friday 24th April – Dublin, The Sugar Club
Sunday 26th April – London Leicester Square Theatre
Friday 1st May – Glasgow Eastwood Park Theatre
Saturday 2nd May – Newcastle upon Tyne – The Mining Institute
Friday 8th May – Coalville (Leicestershire) Century Theatre
Saturday 9th May – Manchester Dancehouse Theatre
Friday 15th May – Newquay, The Lane Theatre
Saturday 16th May – Weston-Super-Mare Blakehay Theatre