By Kris | December 27, 2016
The Wildhearts were sorry to have to cancel the final show of the tour in Manchester, as Ginger was suffering from a serious stomach bug. He soldiered on through the previous show in London, but had to throw in the towel after 20 minutes of the Manchester Hey! Hello! set. See the video below for Ginger’s on-stage apology at the time.
The Manchester show was immediately rescheduled for 26th January. Original tickets are still valid, additional tickets are on-sale at: https://thewildhearts.probitymerch.com/listings/. Refunds are available until 10th January from point of purchase for anyone who cannot make it to the rescheduled show.
For people travelling significant distance to the rescheduled show, the kind folks in Ginger’s Associated Secret Society are collecting donations to help people with travel costs, and to link people up with floors to crash on etc. See Moshville for full details.
By Kris | September 21, 2016
The Wildhearts set out on a 5 date UK tour this December, including Ginger’s Annual Birthday Bash at the O2 Forum in London on December 17th.
The Wildhearts, with the line up of Ginger and CJ on guitars and vocals, bassist Jon Poole and Ritch Battersby on drums, are supported by Danny McCormack’s new band The Main Grains and Dirt Box Disco for the first 3 shows. The Manchester show will see Hey! Hello! in place of Dirt Box Disco and Ginger’s Annual Birthday Bash in London features a formidable seven bands.
On top of this Danny will be joining The Wildhearts each night for a few songs on the encore.
Full dates are:
Wed 14th – Glasgow O2 ABC – w/ Dirt Box Disco & The Main Grains
Thur 15th – Newcastle Riverside – w/ Dirt Box Disco & The Main Grains
Fri 16th – Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall – w/ Dirt Box Disco & The Main Grains
Sat 17th – London O2 Forum – w/ 7 band bill inc. Dirt Box Disco, Hey! Hello! and The Main Grains
Sun 18th – Manchester Ritz – w/ Hey! Hello! & The Main Grains
Tickets go on general sale on Friday 23rd at 9.00am.
These shows have led Ginger to exclaim…
“It’s going to be another very messy Xmas, with me and the lads playing non-stop party songs from throughout our career. And I’m especially looking forward to sharing a stage with Danny again. These shows will be a celebration of life, and it brings together two people who should be dead by now. The Birthday Bash is particularly insane this year, featuring a seven band bill.
All in all, it’s gonna be a cool yule.
By Kris | June 3, 2016
‘Never Outdrunk, Never Outsung – PHUQ Live’ recorded during last year’s 20th anniversary PHUQ tour is available now on download as part of Ginger’s latest ‘Round Records’ PledgeMusic campaign.
‘Never Outdrunk, Never Outsung’ (named by Wildhearts fan Tom Reed in tribute to The Wildhearts’ dedicated fans) is available on CD and beautiful 2x transparent purple LP from the 1st July, containing the full album track listing played in full plus a selection of encores.
Never Outdrunk, Never Outsung – PHUQ Live tracklisting:
“I Wanna Go Where The People Go”
“Just In Lust”
“Jonesing For Jones”
“Woah Shit, You Got Through”
“Cold Patootie Tango”
“Be My Drug”
“In Lilly’s Garden”
“Stormy In The North, Karma In The South”
“Weekend (5 Long Days)”
“Red Light, Green Light”
“29 x The Pain”
By Kris | February 15, 2016
The Wildhearts have been added to the Download Festival line-up for 2016.
The band will be appearing on Friday 10th June on the 3rd stage. Says Ginger: “Yep, that’s right… The Wildhearts are playing Download Festival on the Friday. Watch us then see Rammstein next door. Just as it should be.”
By Kris | December 8, 2015
It is with regret that we have to announce the postponement of the Ginger Birthday Show on December 17th and the upcoming Hey! Hello! UK tour.
The shows have been postponed due to Ginger being clinically diagnosed with acute depression and the shows are currently being rescheduled for 2016.
Hey! Hello! offer their “sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused to anyone who was intending to travel to these December shows.” and Ginger’s official statement reads…
‘Gutted to have to postpone the Hey! Hello! tour, but the band have been super supportive and I’m very proud to part of this beautiful bunch.
I’m gutted to miss seeing Dirt Box Disco play too, as they’ve recently become my favourite band and I hope they’ll join us for the rescheduled dates in 2016.
But mostly I’ve been blown away by the fans response. I’m very lucky to have such supportive people in my life. Thank you for being so kind with your concern.
We’ll get this beat, and I’ll see you next year when I feel better.
Have a cool yule, y’all.
The postponed London show at the O2 Forum on December 17th has been rescheduled as ‘The Ginger Wildheart Show’ at the same venue on April 1st 2016 and tickets are available from Ticketmaster.
Original tickets remain valid and transferable. Refunds are available from point of purchase if necessary.
By Kris | November 29, 2015
From midnight on Black Friday 27th November, through to 11:59pm on Cyber Monday 1st December, by using the code SMILEY20 on the Ginger / Wildhearts webstore, you will net yourself a cool 20% off all Ginger / Wildhearts / Hey! Hello! / Sorry Clothing / Mutation items! And the best part is that you don’t have to battle the crowds on the high street… you can save money from the comfort of your computer screen!
Head over to https://thewildhearts.probitymerch.com to see what’s on offer, and place your order over the weekend (and before the end of Monday).
By Kris | October 2, 2015
Fresh off their UK tour, The Wildhearts and Hey! Hello! will be playing 2 dates in Japan in November, with The Wildhearts playing their 2nd studio album, PHUQ, in its entirety, to celebrate its 20th anniversary of release.
In support of this headline set, Ginger’s new band Hey! Hello! will opening up for them on both nights.
The dates are:
Doors for both shows will be 18:00, and the shows will start at 19:00.
Tickets are on sale from Saturday 17th October from the following outlets:
By Kris | September 19, 2015
To accompany the Wildhearts PHUQ tour, you’ll see that we have a host of amazing new merchandise, both historical and new for this tour. On top of this, there’s a brand new Hey! Hello! design and a 3D Ginger shirt to refresh your wardrobe with.
Make sure to pop by the merch stand to get yours.
By Ean | September 11, 2015
As the 20th Anniversary P.H.U.Q. Tour rapidly approaches, here’s a message from Ginger.
Tickets are still available, so come and join the band, along with special guests Baby Chaos and Hey! Hello! to celebrate the milestone.
The Wildhearts P.H.U Q. Tour 2015
• Thu 17th September – Nottingham Rock City – Facebook Event – Tickets
• Fri 18th September – Manchester Academy – Facebook Event – Tickets
• Sat 19th September – Newcastle O2 Academy – Facebook Event – Tickets
• Sun 20th September – Glasgow O2 ABC – Facebook Event – Tickets
• Tue 22nd September – Leeds O2 Academy – Facebook Event – Tickets
• Wed 23rd September – Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall – Facebook Event – Tickets
• Thu 24th September – Bristol O2 Academy – Facebook Event – Tickets
• Fri 25th September – London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – Facebook Event – Tickets
Tickets are also available from Live Nation and the usual ticket sites.
By Ginger | August 13, 2015
The closing date of the current Songs & Words PledgeMusic campaign has been extended and will officially be October 27th (not November 27th as previously announced on Pledge).
That’s it. No more. The train will have left the station along with the last horse bolting and the fat lady singing. It will be an ex-Pledge campaign. It will cease to be.
I notice that it has already been generously extended, which is a lovely idea – keeping Pledge campaigns going on forever n’ that, hey I hate saying goodbye too. The fact of the matter is that we won’t be saying “goodbye”, as much as “hang on a tic” …with another Pledge campaign following hot on the heels of this S&W one.
I won’t say too much about the new campaign, apart from this:
It launches on November 9th.
It is unlike anything I’ve ever done with Pledge.
It won’t be dependent on reaching 100%.
It will last a very long time.
Curious? Just hang tight until September, when all will be fully revealed like a top quality stripper.
Until then, thank you for making the Songs & Words campaign the most exciting and surprising one of them all.
Hey, I wrote a bloody book!