Wilko Johnson Announces Farewell Tour Dates -
Dr.Feelgood founding member Wilko
Johnson has announced details of four farewell concerts to
be held in the UK during March 2013.
The announcement follows last week's news that Johnson has
cancer of the pancreas and had chosen to not recieve
His manager Robert Hoy said of the farewell dates:
"This is an opportunity for Wilko to express his sincere
thanks to his fans for all their support over his long
Johnson's choppy guitar sound and outré strumming technique became
somewhat of a trademark for the Essex rhythm & blues outfit and
they've been credited by many as one of the founding influences of
the British punk movement.
Dr. Feelgood are best known for their high energy
live performances. Their studio albums 'Down by the
Jetty' (1974) and
'Malpractice' (1975) proved incredibly
popular. In 1976, their live album,
'Stupidity' reached No.1 in the Official
UK Album Chart. When the band released their fourth album,
'Sneakin' Suspicion' (1977), Johnson quit
the band to pursue a solo career.
Wilko Johnson - Farewell Dates
London Koko (March 6)
Bilston Robin 2 (March 7)
Holmfirth Picturedrome (March 8)
Glasgow o2 ABC (March 9)
Tickets will go on sale from Monday January 21. Box Office: 0844
478 0898, www.thegigcartel.com.
Photo: Reg Richardson rsr-photography.co.uk