Fresh from playing Ginger’s sold-out Hallowe’en Hootenanny in Wolverhampton, (and when we say ‘fresh’, we might mean with slight hangovers!), The Ginger Wildheart Band will travel north to play shows at The Roadhouse in Manchester on Saturday 1st November, and then up to Glasgow on Sunday 2nd November! We’re just confirming the Glasgow venue currently, and we’ll let you know the details of this and ticket links as soon as we have them. This will be preceded with a short presale for G.A.S.S members.
The show will feature the Ginger Wildheart Band, Eureka Machines, Oaf, Tropical Contact and other special guests, followed by an aftershow party with Ginger and others DJ-ing until 3am.
Ginger says: ‘I’m very excited to present my first Halloween special, an event that I hope will develop into a Midlands tradition if this one goes well.
I’m gathering together six of my absolute favourite bands to perform, including Eureka Machines, Scaramanga Six and The Ginger Wildheart Band, and there will be an aftershow party with the likes of myself, Chris Catalyst, Rich Jones and Random Jon Poole acting as resident DJs for the night.
Don’t make any plans for the next day, this Halloween we plan on bringing the biggest party of the year.’
Month 3 of Ginger’s online fanclub project G·A·S·S· is now available at http://g-a-s-s.co/
This month features the barnstorming lead track “Only Henry Rollins Can Save Us Now”, featuring Kelli Compulsive, backed by “Do You?” and “Petite Mort” which has the amazing vocals of Yolanda Quartey.
The demos section includes one of the songs Ginger wrote for Alice Cooper, “Friction in my System”, which after 15 years has finally seen the light of day. On top of this there is all the content that goes with the project including horror reviews, backstage video with the Courtney Love band, exclusive t-shirts, amazing artwork and much more.
Here’s a few of the things that people are saying about G·A·S·S·
Bloody hell. Only Henry Rollins Can Save Us Now. What a song. @g_a_s_s is going rock July just like it did May & June!
Three of the four Ginger Wildheart Band Japanese dates will have an exclusive meet and greet for G·A·S·S· ‘Contact’ level members.
The shows with Meet and Greets for contact members are:
Nagoya, Apollo Base – 25th June.
Osaka, Fanj Twice – 26th June.
Tokyo, Marz, Shinjuku– 27th June.
Japanese contact members can bring their membership card or alternatively print the email they have received (and photo ID). Please also email email@example.com to confirm that you will be on the guestlist.
If you’re not a G·A·S·S· member yet, you can signup at www.g-a-s-s.co, and existing members can upgrade to Contact level using the upgrade link in the footer of the G·A·S·S· website. Again, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm that you will be coming to the meet and greet.
Contact members should arrive at 18:00 for the meet and greet. Main doors are at 18:30.
G·A·S·S· is Ginger’s new fanclub project, which for a year’s subscription provides a full update every month including 3 songs per month, demos from the Ginger archives, podcast, diary, videos, great artwork and all in all more content than you can safely shake a stick at!
Ginger Associated Secret Society, better known as G·A·S·S·, launched at the start of May and is live at www.g-a-s-s.co!
By signing up to Ginger’s brand new fan club, you can expect to receive 36 brand new songs over the course of the next year (3 per month), as well as other bonus tracks such as previously unreleased songs and unheard demos. Ginger will be recording regular podcasts with interesting (and sometimes surprising) news and updates, and there will also be video updates and Ginger’s personal diary page. Members will also have exclusive access to competitions with some pretty amazing prizes!
The base tier of membership, the Digital tier, will get all of this content, updated at least once a month, and full access to the www.g-a-s-s.co website where it all resides, alongside stunning artwork from a number of fantastic artists.
The middle tier of membership, the Physical tier, will get all of the above, along with an exclusive, members-only T-shirt, and a G·A·S·S· (tote) bag full of other goodies including a bottle opener, badge and sticker.
The top tier of membership, the Contact tier, gets you everything from the Digital and Physical tiers, and adds a stunning screen print, and access to “Meet & Greet” experiences, where you can come along to pre-show sessions and meet Ginger, get things signed, pictures taken, and be treated to a few more songs in a much more intimate setting.
The pricing for UK signups is:
Digital – £30
Physical – £60
Contact – £90
European and Rest of World signups will be charged higher to account for postage costs – full pricing details are available on the sign up page.
The Wildhearts are on tour from Tuesday 8th April, bringing back into the fold bassist Scott Sorry, who will accompany Ginger, CJ and Ritch at shows around the UK. The band will be ably supported by The Von Hertzen Brothers and Ginger side-project Hey! Hello!
We’ll be capturing all the highlights here, including photos, setlists and videos (look away if you don’t want spoilers!).
There will also be some fantastic new items of merch available on the tour, including “Rock City vs The Wildhearts” – a live CD of the Earth Vs show recorded at Nottingham Rock City last year. This live album is exclusive to the tour, and won’t be available to purchase from regular record shops or online retailers. We’ll also have some fantastic new clothing items available as well, so make sure to stop by the merch stall and take a look!