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Mutation Tour Dates

In only a few short weeks, Mutation kicks off its tour of the UK, Ireland and Japan.

Mutation, the extreme metal project from Ginger, features Scott Lee Andrews (Exit_International) and Denzel (Ginger Wildheart Band) among their ranks. They will be touring their recently released third album, Dark Black, around the following towns and cities:

UK
Fri 27th October – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Sat 28th October – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms (Hallowe’en Hooteanny)
Sun 29th October – Manchester, Deaf Institute
Mon 30th October – Glasgow, Stereo
Tue 31st October – Newcastle, Riverside
Wed 1st November – London, Underworld
Thu 2nd November – Cardiff, Globe
Fri 3rd November – Brighton, Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
Sat 4th November – Leeds, University Union (Damnation Festival)
Wed 22nd November – Belfast, Empire

Japan
Mon 13th November – Osaka, Shinsaibashi FANJ Twice
Tue 14th November – Nagoya, Sakae TIGHT ROPE
Wed 15th November – Tokyo, Shibuya TSUTAYA O-NEST
Thu 16th November – Tokyo, Shibuya TSUTAYA O-NEST

Tickets for UK shows are available from mutation.seetickets.com, and tickets for the Hallowe’en Hootenanny are available from The Ticket Factory.
Tickets for Japan dates are available from www.creativeman.co.jp/event/mutation2017.

Following Ginger’s recent mental health issues, he has this to say of the tour:

I am fully committed to the Mutation tour in October, and all other Mutation activity to come. I consider this music a catharsis, a way of channeling the aggression and desperation that I’m currently experiencing.
These shows will act as essential therapy in keeping me focused and providing a goal to strive for in my mental health well-being. I’m maintaining my fitness and keeping my eye on the prize.
When I say that we will rid ourselves of our demons on every date of this tour in mean it 100 per cent. This will not be a drill.

Let’s join Ginger, Scott and Denzel for some much needed live music therapy.

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.

Ginger July Tour – Additional Dates

Additional dates have been announced for Ginger’s UK solo tour in July, in Leeds, Newcastle, Cambridge (a second night) and London.

Ginger will be supported at all shows by US power pop titan Ryan Hamilton & The Traitors.

Opening the show at Leeds, Newcastle & Cambridge 21st will be Danny McCormack’s new band, The Main Grains and in London by Ginger’s own Hey! Hello! Openers for the remaining shows are the UK’s very own rock behemoth Massive Wagons

Ginger is accompanied by Toshi (bass), Denzel (drums) and Conny Bloom (lead guitar & vocals).

Full dates are:

Tuesday 12th Bristol Exchange
Wednesday 13th Leicester Musician
Thursday 14th Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Friday 15th Glasgow Stereo
Saturday 16th Aberdeen Underdog
Sunday 17th Newcastle Trillians
Monday 18th Manchester Deaf Institute
Tuesday 19th Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
Wednesday 20th Cambridge Portland Arms
Thursday 21st Cambridge Portland Arms
Friday 22nd London Brooklyn Bowl

Tickets for all shows are available now from our webstore at thewildhearts.probitymerch.com/listings

Ginger July Solo Tour Dates

Ginger heads out in July for a solo UK tour in July, accompanied by Toshi (bass), Denzel (drums) and Conny Bloom (lead guitar & vocals).

Tuesday 12th Bristol Exchange
Wednesday 13th Leicester Musician
Friday 15th Glasgow Stereo
Saturday 16th Aberdeen Underdog
Monday 18th Manchester Deaf Institute
Tuesday 19th Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
Wednesday 20th Cambridge Portland Arms

Tickets for all shows are available now from our webstore at thewildhearts.probitymerch.com/listings

Joining Ginger on the bill will be US pop/rock sensation Ryan Hamilton & The Traitors and the UK’s very own rock behemoth Massive Wagons.

Says Ginger: “I have to say that I’m huge fans of both bands, and if you aren’t already then get down early and let’s feed your head and heart with some mighty melody and gargantuan guitars. The whole event is set to be a classic rock package, the likes of which haven’t been seen on these shores since bands could all play.”

Ginger And Friends Tour Kicks Off

Now that the Triple Album Project has hit the halfway point, it’s time for Ginger to take a break.

Of course, since Ginger doesn’t really do ‘time off’, and given that a change is as good as a rest, he’s heading out on tour instead for a thirteen night Rock’n’Roll Christmas party.

Starting in Swansea tonight, Ginger and Friends take in the Hard Rock Hell festival tomorrow before a flying visit to Finland. The band then hits a UK venue near you in the build-up to a two night stay in London for the long sold out Islington Birthday show on December 17th, and a final blow out at the Relentless Garage the night after.

The friends joining Ginger this time around are ‘Random’ Jon Poole, Rich Jones and Denzil for the Hard Rock Hell and Helsinki shows. And meeting them at the airport when they get back will be Chris Catalyst and Victoria Liedtke who will join them for the rest of the tour.

The boys (and girl!) will be performing a fully electrified set, and will be playing a variety of material including many rarely played Wildhearts songs – plus a healthy serving of tracks from Ginger’s solo releases.

The full list of dates, along with ticket links is as follows:
The Ginger and Friends tour poster

  • Thu 01st Dec – Swansea, Sin City (Tickets)
  • Fri 02nd Dec – Hard Rock Hell (Tickets)
  • Sat 03rd Dec – Helsinki, On The Rocks (Tickets)
  • Wed 07th Dec – Manchester, Moho Live (Tickets)
  • Thu 08th Dec – Glasgow, Garage (Tickets)
  • Fri 09th Dec – Newcastle, Academy (Tickets)
  • Sat 10th Dec – Leeds, Cockpit (Tickets)
  • Sun 11th Dec – Southampton, Talking Heads (Tickets)
  • Mon 12th Dec – Norwich, Waterfront (Tickets)
  • Tue 13th Dec – Bristol, Fleece (Tickets)
  • Thu 15th Dec – Wolverhampton, Wulfrun (Tickets)
  • Sat 17th Dec – London, Islington Academy (Birthday Show) SOLD OUT
  • Sun 18th Dec – London, Relentless Garage (Tickets)

Support on all dates is Hawkeyes and Exit_International, except Swansea (supported by Exit_International only) and Helsinki (supported by Stalingrad Cowgirls). Note there will be no support acts at the birthday gig to allow more time for Ginger.

Tickets for the UK shows (excluding Hard Rock Hell) are priced £12.50 (£15 in London).

Hard Rock Hell Warm-up Show

Ginger will play a warm-up show before his appearance at Hard Rock Hell in December.

The show takes place at Sin City in Swansea on 1st December and Ginger will be bringing along OAF and December tour guests Exit_International to ensure an evening’s entertainment that you really shouldn’t miss.

Tickets for the warm-up show are available here.

Some ticket packages for Hard Rock Hell are also still available. See their site for details.

Ginger & Friends December UK Tour

We hope you’re not gigged out yet this year? For, even as Ginger and the guys are still catching their breath following the fantastic Acoustic shows, we can announce another set of tour dates.

Ginger & Friends will be heading around the country during December, blowing the roof off a venue near you, and gathering steam in readiness for the long sold-out finale in London on Ginger’s Birthday.

• Wed 07th Dec – Manchester, MoHo Live
• Thu 08th Dec – Glasgow, Garage
• Fri 09th Dec – Newcastle, O2 Academy
• Sat 10th Dec – Leeds, Cockpit
• Sun 11th Dec – Southampton, Talking Heads
• Tue 13th Dec – Bristol, Fleece
• Wed 14th Dec – Buckley, Tivoli
• Thu 15th Dec – Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
• Sat 17th Dec – London, O2 Academy Islington – SOLD OUT
• Sun 18th Dec – London, Relentless Garage

All dates feature the fantastic special guests Hawk Eyes and Exit_International, so make sure to be there early to catch them.

Tickets are available now from the usual places – See the gig pages for links – and event pages are up on Ginger’s Facebook, so let us know if you’re coming.

Ginger’s Acoustic Tour Part II

We’re pleased to announce that Ginger will be heading out for more Acoustic fun and games in the summer.

The new UK Tour dates will take place in August, and are as follows:

• Tue 16 Aug – Wrexham, Central Station – Event Page
• Wed 17 Aug – Stoke, Sugarmill – Event Page
• Thu 18 Aug – Bolton, Dog & Partridge – Event Page
• Fri 19 Aug – Newcastle-upon-Tyne, O2 Academy 2 – Event Page
• Sat 20 Aug – Huddersfield, Parish – Event Page
• Sun 21 Aug – Bedford, Esquires – Event Page
• Mon 22 Aug – Oxford, O2 Academy 2 – Event Page
• Tue 23 Aug – Brighton, The Hydrant – Event Page
• Wed 24 Aug – Exeter, Cavern – Event Page
• Thu 25 Aug – Plymouth, White Rabbit – Event Page

Ginger will be ably assisted, although perhaps aided and abetted would be more accurate, by ‘Random’ Jon Poole and Eureka Machines’ Chris Catalyst, and special guests once again will be Willie Dowling & John Steel of the wonderful Jackdaw4. Anyone who caught the first leg will tell you that this is an evening not to be missed!

There are Facebook Event Pages for each date, so please let us know if you’re coming.

Tickets will be on sale soon. Keep checking the website for links.

Ginger Acoustic Dates April/May 2011

Following more than a few interest-piquing teasers from the man himself on Twitter, the details are in place and we can now reveal that Ginger will be heading out on an Acoustic tour in April and May.

This time ’round, Ginger will be accompanied by Jase Edwards and ‘Random’ Jon Poole which is likely to result in an evening’s entertainment you won’t forget in a hurry. Special guests each night will be Willie Dowling & John Steel from the wonderful Jackdaw4.

The dates are:

• Thu 28th Apr – Sheffield, Corporation
• Fri 29th Apr – Tunbridge Wells, Forum
• Sat 30th Apr – London, Borderline
• Sun 01st May – York, Fibbers
• Mon 02nd May – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
• Tue 03rd May – Ashton-under-Lyne, The Witchwood
• Wed 04th May – Glasgow, Apollo 23
• Thu 05th May – Reading, Sub89
• Fri 06th May – Leicester, Sub91
• Sat 07th May – Southampton, Talking Heads
• Sun 08th May – Birmingham, HMV Institute

You can find event pages for each gig on Ginger’s Facebook.

Tickets for all shows are £10, except London which is £12.50, and are on sale now from the usual outlets.

Rockstar For A Night!

Ginger wants you to be one of his friends on this tour!

Ginger is looking for someone at each show (not including London) to get on stage and perform Vanilla Radio with the band. You’ll be playing the ‘high’ one string riff in the song. The ‘one string’ guitar will be a specially customised by Rich Jones and Tom Spencer,

At the end of the tour the band will decide which show had the best performance and that person will be given the Ginger and Friends guitar to keep!

So if you’re coming to the shows, and think you can play the one string high riff to Vanilla Radio with Ginger and Friends, get in touch.

The competition will be open until 5pm on the day before each show (so entries for Sheffield on Saturday need to be in by 5pm on Friday, etc.). At that time 5 people will be chosen at random and invited down to audition at soundcheck, with the best performer being asked to get up on stage for the show that night.

Soundcheck will usually take place at around 5pm, so make sure you can blag an early finish if you’re coming from work.

Please send your name, age, email address, phone number and which show you are attending to comp@gingerandfriends.com with the subject line “[show location] Vanilla Radio Comp”.

Or click these links for ready titled mails:

• Sheffield – Enter Competition – Entries by 5pm Friday 17th
• Manchester – Enter Competition – Entries by 5pm Saturday 18th
• Glasgow – Enter Competition – Entries by 5pm Sunday 19th
• Newcastle – Enter Competition – Entries by 5pm Monday 20th
• Wolverhampton – Enter Competition – Entries by 5pm Tuesday 21st
• Southampton – Enter Competition – Entries by 5pm Wednesday 22nd

Good Luck.