By Ean | April 12, 2013
Well, the first set of ‘Earth Vs…’ 20th anniversary shows went so well, and your reaction was so good, that we’ve decided to add some more.
To guarantee the best party atmosphere we can, the six new dates will take place across two consecutive weekends in June. The full list of dates is below:
Tickets are on sale now from all the usual places. Check out the tour page for links.
By Kris | April 1, 2013
The UK section of The Wildhearts Earth Vs. tour has been a fantastic success – thank you to everyone who came to the shows and took part.
By Ean | February 13, 2013
The Wildhearts will make their long awaited return to Japan in April, with a very special show in Tokyo.
The band will perform their classic debut album “Earth vs” in full at Shibuya-O East on Monday 15th April, 2013.
Tickets go on sale Saturday 23rd February.
By Kris | February 12, 2013
The Wildhearts have added two New York appearances to their Earth Vs. 20th anniversary special shows.
Tickets go on sale Friday 15th February, with an exclusive pre-order for pledgers to Ginger’s Mutation / Hey! Hello! campaign from Wednesday 13th.
By Kris | January 1, 2013
After a 3 year hiatus, The Wildhearts (Ginger, CJ, Jon Poole & Ritch Battersby) made their explosive live return in front of a sold-out crowd at The Forum in London, on December 17th 2012.
In April 2013, The Wildhearts will once again take to the stage, when they perform their classic debut album “Earth vs” at four special shows. The album was voted the number 1 album of the year by Kerrang! Magazine in 1993.
The show will be broken into two halves – the first will see “Earth vs” performed in full, and the second half will allow the audience each night to help choose the songs they want to hear.
The dates are:
April 4th – Glasgow, ABC
April 5th – Manchester, Academy 1
April 6th – Nottingham, Rockcity
April 7th – Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
Tickets go on sale at 9am on the 7th January 2013 from all major ticket outlets.
UPDATE: Due to overwhelming demand, the Manchester show has been upgraded to Academy 1. All original tickets remain valid.
By Kris | December 18, 2012
The Ginger birthday gig went off in riotous, confetti cannon fashion last night in London. Read on for setlists and a few photos from the show.
Ginger Wildheart Band – setlist from setlist.fm
Just Another Song About Someone
How I Survived The Punk Wars
Girls Are Better Than Boys
Forget About It
Surrender (Cheap Trick cover, with Alex Kane)
Sonic Shake (with Alex Kane)
The Wildhearts – setlist from setlist.fm
Nothing Ever Changes but the Shoes
Sick of Drugs
Red Light Green Light
Dreaming in A
Someone That Won’t Let Me Go
Mazel Tov Cocktail
Geordie in Wonderland
Beautiful Thing You
29 x The Pain
Love U ’til I Don’t
Happy Birthday (with Jake & cake)
Vanilla Radio (with Jake)
Is This the Life (Cardiacs cover with 4 guitarists: CJ, Chris Catalyst, Random (and vocals), Kavus Torabi, Dom Lawson bass, Ginger drums
White Lies (with Warner E. Hodges)
My Baby Is a Headfuck (with Jef Streatfield and Warner E. Hodges)
I Wanna Go Where the People Go
Ginger’s smileybones birthday cake created and delivered by Lee Sinclair from Custom Cakes UK of Bristol
Also for those that missed it, merchandise from the show is now in the webstore
By Ean | December 10, 2012
Due to family commitments, Scott Sorry has bowed out of The Wildhearts after a 5 year tenure.
Scott, who joined the band in 2007, played bass on three albums – 2007′s self titled album, 2008′s Stop Us If You’ve Heard This One Before, and 2009′s Chutzpah!
Below is a statement from Scott:
“Throughout my career as a musician I have never been more proud to be a part of something as I have in The Wildhearts. I’ve had the honor to play with the most talented musicians/songwriters that I could have ever dreamed of. The only thing I love more than being a Wildheart is my family. With my oldest son being diagnosed with Autism, I need to give them the most stable environment possible. Unfortunately, that stability does not include me playing in a band across the ocean in a different country. So with much respect and a heavy heart I am bowing out of my favorite band. I just can’t commit to the time the band would need from me anymore. I love those guys like brothers and wish them and you all the best. I’m sure I’ll see you all again as retirement doesn’t really stick well to guys like me, but for now I bid you a fond farewell. Thank you for everything.
Sincerely Scott Sorry x”
The Wildhearts would like to thank Scott for all of his efforts in the band over the past 5 years and wish him the very best in the next chapter of his life.
Former Wildheart (and long time player with Ginger), ‘Random’ Jon Poole will once again be stepping back on stage as bass player for The Wildhearts .
By Kris | August 28, 2012
The annual Birthday Show party is once again gearing itself up to celebrate Ginger’s birthday on Monday 17th December at The Kentish Town Forum, and this year, we will be treated to a full Wildhearts show!
This will be the first time in 3 years that the band has performed live, and tickets for this one-off event go on sale on Tuesday 28th at 9am. The 2009, 2010 and 2011 Birthday shows sold out well in advance, and this very special show will be no different – make sure you get your tickets as they’re selling fast!
The expected line-up is Ginger, CJ, Ritch, Scott and Jon, with arguments still underway about exactly who’ll be playing which instrument. Also to be decided is who the support will be – join the debate on the All Things Wildhearts facebook site.
By Andy, Ean & Kris | June 10, 2012
We’ve undergone a full revamp over at Ginger’s own website, and moved it to its brand new home at www.gingerwildheart.net.
It’s been designed to look good on whatever device you’re using, be that a laptop, a tablet or your mobile phone. Take a look over there now and keep up-to-date with all of the latest Ginger Wildheart news!
By Ean | April 16, 2012
You Pledged, downloaded, listened, discussed, argued, puzzled, mulled over, cogitated, and finally submitted your favourite nine tracks from 555%.
Voting closed at 5.55pm on Saturday evening, votes have now been counted, and the track listing for the commercially-available single CD 100% is as follows:
1. Forget About It
2. Internal Radio
3. Lover It’ll all Work Out
4. You’re The One, You’re The One, Yeah, I Know You’re The One, You’re The One (Yeah, I Know You’re The One)
5. It Appears That The Party Is Over
6. Taste Aversion
7. Another Spinning Fucking Rainbow
8. Just Another Song About Someone
9. Westward Ho! (A New Reputation)
10. Beautifully, Blissfully Unsettled
11. We’ve Been Expecting You
Thank you to everyone who voted and helped shape the CD.