Wilko Johnson announces farewell tour for March 2013
The former Dr Feelgood guitarist and songwriter will play a handful of dates in March
Normally, when a "farewell" tour is announced it is because the band/ artist has chosen to call it a day - with the possibility always that they may make a return later. Unfortunately, that is not the case with this tour. In case you are unaware, Wilko Johnson's manager announced the devastating news last week that Wilko has terminal cancer of the pancreas:
I am very sad to announce that Wilko has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer of the pancreas. He has chosen not to receive any chemotherapy.
He is currently in good spirits, is not yet suffering any physical effects and can expect to enjoy at least another few months of reasonable health and activity.
He has just set off on a trip to Japan; on his return we plan to complete a new CD, make a short tour of France, then give a series of farewell gigs in the UK. There is also a live DVD in the pipeline, filmed on the last UK tour.
The four UK dates represent an opportunity for Wilko to express his sincere thanks to his fans for all the support he has had over his long career.
Wilko will play KOKO in Camden on 6th March, followed by the Robin 2 in Wolverhampton, Holmfirth's Picturedrome and finally the Glasgow ABC 2 on 9th March. Tickets on sale now, from £17.50.
We sincerely wish Wilko and his family all the best.
Update - more dates
It will come as no surprise that the initial four dates announced for London, Wolverhampton, Holmfirth and Glasgow sold very quickly, with just a few remaining now for Glasgow. But, for those who didn't manage to get tickets for London, a new date has been added at KOKO for 10th March. Tickets on sale now.
A brand new date has also just been added for 23rd February at the Wedgewood Rooms in Southsea - tickets available right now.
- Thu 28th Feb 2019 Wilko Johnson, Glenn TilbrookOpera House (Buxton)Buy Tickets
- Fri 1st Mar 2019 Wilko JohnsonPyramid/ Parr Hall (Warrington)Buy Tickets
- Sat 2nd Mar 2019 Wilko Johnson, Glenn TilbrookDe La Warr Pavilion (Sussex)Buy Tickets
- Fri 8th Mar 2019 Wilko Johnson, Glenn TilbrookCliffs Pavilion (Southend)Buy Tickets
- Sat 9th Mar 2019 Wilko Johnson, Glenn TilbrookEngine Rooms (Southampton)Buy Tickets
- Sun 10th Mar 2019 Wilko Johnson, Glenn TilbrookAlban Arena (St. Albans)Buy Tickets
- Wed 13th Mar 2019 Wilko Johnson, Glenn TilbrookRobin (Wolverhampton)Buy Tickets
- Thu 14th Mar 2019 Wilko JohnsonHolmfirth Picturedrome (West Yorkshire)Buy Tickets
- Fri 15th Mar 2019 Wilko Johnson, Glenn TilbrookTyne Theatre and Opera House (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)Buy Tickets
- Thu 11th Apr 2019 Wilko JohnsonPrincess Alexandra Auditorium (Stockton-on-Tees)Buy Tickets
- Fri 12th Apr 2019 Wilko Johnson, Glenn TilbrookThe Queen's Hall (Edinburgh)Buy Tickets
- Sat 13th Apr 2019 Wilko JohnsonFibbers (York)Buy Tickets
- Thu 25th Apr 2019 Wilko JohnsonThe Cambridge Junction (Cambridge)Buy Tickets
- Fri 26th Apr 2019 Wilko JohnsonTramshed (Cardiff)Buy Tickets
- Sat 27th Apr 2019 Wilko Johnson, Glenn TilbrookCheltenham Town Hall (Cheltenham)Buy Tickets