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Ginger Birthday Gig Early Start

We’re hearing from Rich Jones, that the Birthday gig will have an early start tomorrow, with doors at 6pm and Ginger on-stage at 6:30. This is because of a 10pm curfew at the venue.

So please let people know to get down early in order to catch the full set. Note no support bands for this one. More news as we get it.

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.

Ritch back for Ginger & Friends Festival shows

We are delighted to announce that Mr Ritch Battersby will be coming out of retirement to get behind the drum kit for two special Ginger & Friends Festival shows.

Ritch will be back behind the kit at Stormin’ the Castle in Durham on September 3rd & The Norfolk Spectacular on September 4th. Ginger & Ritch will be joined onstage by Willie Dowling, Random Jon Poole & Rich Jones. Tickets are on sale now.

Ginger Festival Appearances

Ginger Wildheart and Friends will be fuelling the party atmosphere at a couple of upcoming UK festivals.

On Saturday 3rd September, the band Headlines the 21st Anniversary Stormin’ The Castle Custom Bike Show in County Durham.

Followed by a trip south, on Sunday 4th September, to help the fantastic Terrorvision bring the weekend to a close at Norfolk Spectacular in Norwich.

See the Live page for ticket details, and let us know if you’re coming on the relevant Facebook Event Pages.

FREE Ginger Show!

Ginger will be playing a FREE gig at The Asylum in Birmingham on July 6th as a warm up for this year’s Sonisphere Festival.

Ginger will be joined by ‘Random’ Jon Poole, Rich Jones & Denzil, and will play both an electric and an acoustic set. Support will come from Exit_International and Vincent & The OnePotts to entertain you in between sets.

There are no tickets – just turn up and enjoy the party! Doors open at 7pm and the night will finish at 10.30pm. We have a capacity of 500 so should be able to accommodate everyone. Please note this is strictly an 18+ gig.

Remember this is a FREE gig, so get down early & bring your friends with you for a very special night. There will also be an exclusive Asylum t-shirt available just for this gig.

Ginger and Friends to play Sonisphere

Ginger has been announced on the bill for this years Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth.

He will play the Bohemia stage on Saturday 9th July, on stage at 7.25pm. Joining him will be ‘Random’ Jon Poole, Rich Jones and Denzil, and between them they will be rattling through a set of Wildhearts material to entertain you all.

Tickets are available from the Sonisphere ticket store here.

Ginger Birthday Show 2011

Once again we will be celebrating the birthday of Ginger Wildheart on the 17th December 2011 with a very special Ginger and Friends performance in the capital.

Having sold out two years in a row at The Relentless Garage, this year’s event will be at the O2 Academy Islington for the first time.

Previous guests who have joined Ginger on stage include Paul Cook (Sex Pistols), Chris McCormack (3 Colours Red), Nathan Connolly (Snow Patrol), Olga (Toy Dolls), Ray Mcveigh (The Professionals), Tom Spencer (Yo Yo’s), Rich Jones (Black Halos) Conny Bloom (Electric Boys), Willie Dowling (Honeycrack) Alex Kane (Antiproduct) and many, many more.

Who will be at this years event? You’ll have to be there to find out.

Warning: Last years event sold out 3 months in advance!

Tickets are on sale now from TicketWeb.

Ginger & Friends Tour Diary

Fancy some behind the scenes insights from the Christmas tour?

No problem.

Rich Jones was busily scribbling notes during the week and you can read the results over on Uberrock.co.uk.