Ginger just can’t get that w-h blood out of his system…
You’d be forgiven if you assumed that legendary ‘90s band the Wildhearts was defunct… then back together… then defunct again…. Then back together… then defunct yet again. After all, the glammy hard rockers from Newcastle, England, are listed at their Wikipedia page as having broken up and then gotten back together at least five times in their 26-year old career (this isn’t even counting scores of lineup shuffles). (Below: back in the good ol’ days)
Most recently, the group resumed operations in 2012 when sole remaining founding member Ginger (the vocalist and guitarist) got some of the old musicians back together in order to do a one-off reunion show, which was then followed the next year with the newest iteration of the band touring to do their classic Earth Vs. the Wildhearts album in its entirety.
Now, as the saying goes, they’re baaaaack—this time to tour in September, playing the classic 1993 P.H.U.Q. album to commemorate the recor’s 25th anniversary. Released in May 1995, it crashed into the UK Top Ten Album Chart at number 6. The album spawned two Top 40 hit singles, I Wanna Go Where The People Go and Just In Lust, which reached numbers 16 and 28 respectively. Here is the band’s video for I Wanna Go Where The People Go:
Ginger’s side project Hey! Hello! will be opening on the tour, along with Baby Chaos. Notes Ginger, ‘I can’t wait to get in front of the Wildhearts fans again. They’re the loudest, craziest, most passionate crowd I’ve ever seen, and we’re doing this tour for them. It’s going to be a pretty emotional evening, for everyone. I’m especially excited to be taking Hey! Hello! on the road with us too. This is my new band, and I’ll be concentrating on them full time in 2016. We’ll be recording our new album later this year and I’m expecting to see a lot of love for this group next year, especially from Wildhearts fans.’
Sept. Tour Dates:
17th Nottingham Rock City.
18th Manchester Academy.
19th Newcastle O2 Academy.
20th Glasgow O2 ABC.
22nd Leeds Academy O2 Academy.
23rd Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall.
24th Bristol O2 Academy.
25th London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire.