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Manchester Show Rescheduled + Fishing For Luckies in Nottingham / Toyko

The Wildhearts were sorry to have to cancel the final show of the tour in Manchester, as Ginger was suffering from a serious stomach bug. He soldiered on through the previous show in London, but had to throw in the towel after 20 minutes of the Manchester Hey! Hello! set. See the video below for Ginger’s on-stage apology at the time.

The Manchester show was immediately rescheduled for 26th January. Original tickets are still valid, additional tickets are on-sale at: https://thewildhearts.probitymerch.com/listings/. Refunds are available until 10th January from point of purchase for anyone who cannot make it to the rescheduled show.

For people travelling significant distance to the rescheduled show, the kind folks in Ginger’s Associated Secret Society are collecting donations to help people with travel costs, and to link people up with floors to crash on etc. See Moshville for full details.

An additional ‘Fishing For Luckies’ show has been announced for Friday 27th January at Nottingham Rock City, prior to a Japanese ‘Fishing For Luckies’ show on 31st January at Tsutaya O-East in Tokyo.

The Wildhearts announce December Tour

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/ 7 band bill inc. Dirt Box Disco, Hey! Hello! and The Main Grains
Sun 18th – Manchester Ritz – w/ Hey! Hello! & The Main Grains

Tickets go on general sale on Friday 23rd at 9.00am.

These shows have led Ginger to exclaim…

“It’s going to be another very messy Xmas, with me and the lads playing non-stop party songs from throughout our career. And I’m especially looking forward to sharing a stage with Danny again. These shows will be a celebration of life, and it brings together two people who should be dead by now. The Birthday Bash is particularly insane this year, featuring a seven band bill.

All in all, it’s gonna be a cool yule.
Gx”

The Wildhearts Announced for Download 2016 Festival

The Wildhearts have been added to the Download Festival line-up for 2016.

The band will be appearing on Friday 10th June on the 3rd stage. Says Ginger: “Yep, that’s right… The Wildhearts are playing Download Festival on the Friday. Watch us then see Rammstein next door. Just as it should be.”

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

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.

The Wildhearts – PHUQ tour

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

The Wildhearts at the Download Festival

The Wildhearts have been added to the line up for the Download Festival at Castle Donington.

CJ says: “Well, they just can’t get rid of us. It’s only 20 years since we first played Donington – and in 2008 they turned the power off on us. Who knows what will happen this year? Bring it on!”

The band are due to play the Zippo Encore stage on Saturday 14th June. See http://www.downloadfestival.co.uk/ for full details and ticket prices

Earth Vs Anniversary Tour Part 2

The Wildhearts hit the UK for the final fortnight of Earth Vs. 20th Anniversary shows. We’ll be capturing all the highlights here, including photos, setlists and videos. Also Pledgers don’t forget that the Saturday London show will be live-streamed (link likely to be on Pledge from 16:00, Wildhearts on-stage around 21:00 and before that Eureka Machines around 20:00)

Earth Vs The Wildhearts Tour

The UK section of The Wildhearts Earth Vs. tour has been a fantastic success – thank you to everyone who came to the shows and took part.

Earth Vs The Wildhearts – New York Shows

The Wildhearts have added two New York appearances to their Earth Vs. 20th anniversary special shows

The band will be playing on Friday May 31, 2013 at The Gramercy Theatre (playing Earth Vs. in its entirety) and Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Music Hall of Williamsburg (playing a greatest hits show)

Tickets go on sale Friday 15th February, with an exclusive pre-order for pledgers to Ginger’s Mutation / Hey! Hello! campaign from Wednesday 13th.

Earth vs The Wildhearts – 20th Anniversary Shows

After a 3 year hiatus, The Wildhearts (Ginger, CJ, Jon Poole & Ritch Battersby) made their explosive live return in front of a sold-out crowd at The Forum in London, on December 17th 2012.

In April 2013, The Wildhearts will once again take to the stage, when they perform their classic debut album “Earth vs” at four special shows. The album was voted the number 1 album of the year by Kerrang! Magazine in 1993.

The show will be broken into two halves – the first will see “Earth vs” performed in full, and the second half will allow the audience each night to help choose the songs they want to hear.

The dates are:
April 4th – Glasgow, ABC
April 5th – Manchester, Academy
April 6th – Nottingham, Rockcity
April 7th – Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall

Tickets are on sale at 9am on the 7th January 2013 from all major ticket outlets.