Thursday 22 September 2011

Wilko Johnson’s nationwide UK tour kicks off on September 15th

Photo by David Coombes

Wilko Johnson, guitarist and founding member of Dr. Feelgood, who has influenced everyone from Joe Strummer, Mick Jones to Steve Albini, starts his nationwide UK tour at the Edinburgh Caves on Thursday September 15th. Johnson will be accompanied by Norman Watt-Roy (bass), and Dylan Howe (drums). Special guest is award-winning blues guitarist/singer Ian Siegal. 24 Hour Box Office: 0871 230 1101,
In 1971, Wilko first made his name when he formed Dr. Feelgood; a British pub rock band from Canvey Island, Essex. Known for their electrifying concerts, their first two albums, Down by the Jetty (1974) and Malpractice (1975), were immensely popular. In 1976, their live album, Stupidity went to No.1 in the UK’s official album chart. By the time Dr. Feelgood released their fourth album, Sneakin’ Suspicion (1977), Johnson left the group and to pursue a solo career, and joined Ian Dury and the Blockheads in 1980.

In 2009, Johnson starred in Julien Temple’s “Oil City Confidential,” a feature film documentary about Dr. Feelgood, and recently starred in HBO’s fantasy TV series “Game of Thrones.”

Wilko Johnson’s UK tour dates in full:

Edinburgh Caves Thurs 15 Sep
Glasgow O2 ABC Fri 16 Sep
Aberdeen Lemon Tree Sat 17 Sep
Newcastle O2 Academy Sun 18 Sep
Sheffield O2 Academy Thurs 22 Sept
Kendal Brewery Arts Fri 23 Sept
Holmfirth Picturedrome Sat 24 Sept
Leicester O2 Academy Sun 25 Sept
Bilston The Robin Thurs 29 Sept
London Islington Academy Fri 30 Sept
Manchester Academy Sat 1 Oct
Nottingham Rescue Rooms Sun 2 Oct
Gloucester Guildhall Thurs 6 Oct
Falmouth Pavilion Fri 7 Oct
Exeter Phoenix Sat 8 Oct
Brighton Komedia Sun 9 Oct

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