Wilko Johnson announces headlineUK dates
Following Johnson’s recovery from cancer last year, the former Dr. Feelgood guitarist is set to return to the live arena this Friday (6th March) at the Cambridge Junction. The gig serves as a fundraiser for Cambridge’s Addenbrooke’s Hospital who performed surgery on Johnson last year.
The tour will then see the Wilko Johnson Band visit Manchester, Glasgow and London in March before the band return to the UK for a show at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Sunday 26 April.
Johnson was the focal point of four acclaimed Dr. Feelgood albums in the 1970’s including Stupidity- the first ever live album to go to number 1 in the UK chart in its first week of release. Following his split with the rhythm and blues band, Johnson joined Ian Dury’s band, the Blockheads in 1980 and featured on their second record Laughter.
In March 2014, Johnson released his critically acclaimed farewell album Going Back Home, with the Who’s Roger Daltrey. The album features ten original songs by Johnson and was his first major chart success for more than 35 years.
The Wilko Johnson Band will also appear at festivals across the UK and Ireland this summer.
Johnson will play:
- Cambridge, The Junction – 6 March 2015
- Manchester, Ritz – 18 March 2015
- Glasgow, O2 ABC 20 – March 2015
- London, Royal Albert Hall – 26 March 2015
- Madrid, But Sala – 16 April 2015
- Seville, Sala Custom – 18 April 2015
- London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush – 26 April 2015
- Cheltenham, Jazz Festival – 2 May 2015
- Dublin, O2 Academy – 29 May 2015
- Ballyshannon, Roryfest – 31 May 2015
- Tanworth-in-Arden, Lunar Festival – 06 June 2015
- Cambridge, Folk Festival – 30 July 2015
*Tickets are available from your usual ticketing outlet.