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).
It is with regret that Hey! Hello! have to announce the cancellation of their upcoming April UK tour. The shows have been postponed due to singer Hollis deciding to leave the band on the eve of the tour. Full ticket refunds will be available at point of purchase.
Note that the Ginger Wildheart Band shows in London on April 1st and St Helen’s on March 30th will still be going ahead, but without Hey! Hello!
Hey! Hello! offer their sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused to anyone who was intending to travel to these shows and the band’s official statement reads:
“We are bitterly sorry to see our singer leave the band at this point, but we respect her decision and wish her nothing but good luck in the future.
Right now, our main concern is finding a new front person – male or female – to lead our band to world domination. If you have the star quality that Hey! Hello! needs then get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
The world is waiting for you.”
Hollis has issued the following statement:
“As everyone knows I recently became the new singer of Hey! Hello!. I was privileged enough to do shows with Hey!Hello! and work alongside Ginger and the rest of the band and record the Hey! Hello! Too! album which has recently been digitally released. I recently made the decision to relocate back to Los Angeles. While living in England I was ready and able to do everything in my power to become a permanent member of Hey! Hello!
Now, due to geographical restrictions along with commitments to Love Zombies it is no longer a long term possibility and it isn’t feasible for me to remain in both bands. I want to thank Ginger and the band for the opportunity they have given me to be part of such a wonderful band and experience. I have enjoyed every moment and wish everyone the very best. I am again truly sorry for the inconvenience and disappointment this may have caused.”
X-Ray Touring, Hey! Hello!’s Live Agent have also stated:
“It is disappointing that things did not work out with Hollis. Unfortunately, it was becoming more and more difficult in a geographical sense for her to continue to be in the band. I wish Hollis the best of luck in her endeavours, and her future with Love Zombies and also wish Hey! Hello! much luck in securing a replacement as soon as possible. Unfortunately this means however, that the upcoming tour in April/May has had to be cancelled. Full refunds will be available at point of purchase.”
Hey! Hello! also unveil the video for their new single, the adrenaline thrill ride Let’s Get Emotional.
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.
Hey! Hello!’s much anticipated first UK tour will be in April 2014, supporting Ginger’s ‘other’ band, The Wildhearts
The Wildhearts will see Ginger reunited with his bandmates CJ & Ritch, and will welcome the return of Scott Sorry on bass. Scott Sorry: “After a four year long break, I am excited as hell to hit the road again with The Wildhearts. April couldn’t come soon enough.”
On behalf of Hey! Hello!: “Ginger and I are so excited to finally be able to take Hey! Hello! on tour,” says Victoria Liedtke. “It’s been a long time coming!”
Tue 8th April Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
Wed 9th April Bristol, Academy 1
Thu 10th April Manchester, Academy 1
Sat 12th April Nottingham Rock City
Sun 13th April Newcastle, Academy 1
Mon 14th April Glasgow, ABC
Wed 16th April Cambridge, Junction
Thu 17th April London, Electric Ballroom
Tickets for all shows go on sale at 10am on Friday 22nd November.
Pledgers: Pledgers copies have been dispatched this week.
The album is also available for download from iTunes
The full album tracklist is:
1 – Black Valentine
2 – Feral Days
3 – Why Can’t I Be Me Without You
4 – Swimwear
5 – Burn The Rule Book (Fuck It)
6 – Lock For Rock (and other sporting cliches)
7 – The Thrill Of It All
8 – How I Survived The Punk Wars
9 – I’m Gonna Kiss You Like I’m Going Away
10 – We’re Outta Here