WILKO JOHNSON and special guest John Otway play BIRMINGHAM – Town Hall on Friday 8th May 2020!

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Following a remarkable recovery from a diagnosis of terminal cancer, Wilko Johnson the original Dr Feelgood guitarist, actor (Game of Thrones character Ser ilyn Payne) and all round national treasure has enjoyed a rousing return to the live arena, including a number 1 album with Roger Daltrey (Going Back Home), a sold out show at The Royal Albert Hall to mark his 70th birthday and, most recently, the release of Blow Your Mind, his first album of new material in decades. 

Wilko is famed for his blistering chop-chord strumming action (the ‘stab’, as he describes it), a technique inspired by his admiration of the late Pirates guitarist Mick Green. With this electrifying sound, his trademark black-suited, scowling look and his characteristic strut, Wilko became one of the guitar heroes of the 1970s and beyond, not to mention on of rock ’n’ roll’s most extraordinary characters. He, alongside his original Feelgood bandmates, is also widely acknowledged as a forefather of punk on both sides of the Atlantic, fans ranging from Joe Strummer to Blondie.

Following a stint with Ian Dury & The Blockheads in the 1980s, he formed the Wilko Johnson Band, with Blockheads bassist Norman Watt-Roy. Featuring former Blockhead Dylan Howe on drums, the trio is known as one of the most exciting r’n’b bands in the world today.

Special guest ‘Rock and Roll’s Greatest Failure John Otway.

Tickets for the WILKO JOHNSON – April & May 2020 shows are available from:

Thursday 9th April     

WORTHING – Assembly        

Box Office No: 0844 249 1000

Website – https://www.eventim.co.uk/artist/wilko-johnson/?affiliate=GCL

Tickets – £32.50

Friday 10th April     

POOLE – Lighthouse         

Box Office No: 0844 249 1000

Website – https://www.eventim.co.uk/artist/wilko-johnson/?affiliate=GCL

Tickets – £32.50

Saturday 11th April     

ABERYSTWYTH – Arts Centre Great Hall        

Box Office No: 0844 249 1000

Website – https://www.eventim.co.uk/artist/wilko-johnson/?affiliate=GCL

Tickets – £32.50

Friday 8th May     

BIRMINGHAM – Town Hall         

Box Office No: 0844 249 1000

Website – https://www.eventim.co.uk/artist/wilko-johnson/?affiliate=GCL

Tickets – £32.50

Saturday 23rd May     

BLACKPOOL – Grand Theatre         

Box Office No: 01253 290190

Website – https://www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk/event/wilko-johnson/

Tickets – £32.50

Friday 29th May     

NEW BRIGHTON – Floral Pavilion Theatre        

Box Office No: 0844 249 1000

Website – https://www.eventim.co.uk/artist/wilko-johnson/?affiliate=GCL

Tickets – £32.50

For further information on WILKO JOHNSON, check out the following website / social media links:

Website – https://wilkojohnson.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/WilkoJohnsonBand

Twitter – https://twitter.com/wilkojohnson

You Tube Links:

Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey ‘I Keep It To Myself’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwLeTPVuD3c

Wilko Johnson on Later With Jools Holland –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIXP889rLBQ

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