April 2013 sees Earth vs The Wildhearts revived for UK tour
Posted: 4th January 2013
Classic album reaches 20th anniversary with handful of shows - on sale Monday 7th January
Another year and another anniversary of an old album, duly given the once-over by artist, label and critics. But hey, this is no ordinary 'old' album - this is "Earth vs The Wildhearts" and it rocks. And any band that starts an album with the title, "Greetings from Sh*tsville", deserves your attention, right?
Released in 1993, "Earth..." is a fist-pumping debut of sleazed-out rock from a Newcastle band who have had more than their fair share of dramas. Lead-singer Ginger has been the catalyst through the bad, but mostly good, times and wrote pretty much all of this album. From the gentle soothing tones of "My Baby is a Headf*ck" to the carefree gay abandon found on "Suckerpunch" (I'm being a tad ironic, here), the twenty year-old debut begs to be let out of the sack one again for one more tour. And that is precisely what The Wildhearts are about to embark on.
In April, you can catch one of the UK's most enigmatic rock outfits give you both barrels at any one of four rock-friendly towns. Glasgow is the first stop on the 4th, followed by Manchester, Nottingham and Wolverhampton on the 7th. You'll get the full album live, plus a few other odds, sods and off-cuts if you shout loudly enough.
We'll have tickets to all four shows from 9am on Monday 7th January, costing £20 (£22 for Wolverhampton). To quote the tag-line from this tour, "It really is time to take sides again".
- Wed 3rd Feb 2021 The Wildhearts KK's Steel Mill (Wolverhampton) Buy Tickets
- Thu 4th Feb 2021 The Wildhearts Guildhall (Gloucester) Buy Tickets
- Fri 5th Feb 2021 The Wildhearts The Factory (Barnstaple) Buy Tickets
- Sat 6th Feb 2021 The Wildhearts Madding Crowd (Bournemouth) Buy Tickets
- Sun 7th Feb 2021 The Wildhearts Engine Rooms (Southampton) Buy Tickets
- Wed 10th Feb 2021 The Wildhearts Sheffield University Students Union/ Octagon/ Foundry (Sheffield) Buy Tickets
- Fri 12th Feb 2021 The Wildhearts Hedworth Hall (South Shields) Buy Tickets
- Sat 13th Feb 2021 The Wildhearts MacArts - Galashiels (Scottish Borders) Buy Tickets
- Sun 14th Feb 2021 The Wildhearts The Lemon Tree (Aberdeen) Buy Tickets
- Mon 15th Feb 2021 The Wildhearts Tolbooth (Stirling) Buy Tickets
- Fri 3rd Sep 2021 The Wildhearts Tramshed (Cardiff) Buy Tickets
- Sat 16th Oct 2021 Cornwall Rocks, The Wildhearts Tencreek Holiday Park - Looe (Cornwall) Buy Tickets
- Thu 11th Nov 2021 The Wildhearts Hedworth Hall (South Shields) Buy Tickets