Earth Vs The Wildhearts – Tokyo Show

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.

Earth Vs The Wildhearts – New York Shows

By Kris | February 12, 2013

The Wildhearts have added two New York appearances to their Earth Vs. 20th anniversary special shows.

The band will be playing on Friday 31st May, 2013 at The Gramercy Theatre (playing Earth Vs. in its entirety) and Saturday 1st June, 2013 at Music Hall of Williamsburg (playing a greatest hits show)

Tickets go on sale Friday 15th February, with an exclusive pre-order for pledgers to Ginger’s Mutation / Hey! Hello! campaign from Wednesday 13th.

Earth vs The Wildhearts – 20th Anniversary Shows – UPDATED

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.

Birthday Gig 2012

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
Taste Aversion
Forget About It
Confusion
Swimwear
Surrender (Cheap Trick cover, with Alex Kane)
Sonic Shake (with Alex Kane)

The Wildhearts – setlist from setlist.fm
Nothing Ever Changes but the Shoes
TV Tan
Sick of Drugs
Red Light Green Light
Girlfriend Clothes
Dreaming in A
Someone That Won’t Let Me Go
Mazel Tov Cocktail
Caffeine Bomb
Suckerpunch
Geordie in Wonderland
Beautiful Thing You
29 x The Pain
Love U ’til I Don’t

The view from the stage.  Photo by Rich Jones

Encore:
Nita Nitro
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

The Wildhearts post gig.  Photo by Trudi Knight (www.bandsonstage.co.uk)

Ginger’s smileybones birthday cake created and delivered by Lee Sinclair from Custom Cakes UK of Bristol
Smileybones Cake, Photo by Lee Sinclair

Also for those that missed it, merchandise from the show is now in the webstore

Scott Sorry Bids Farewell To The Wildhearts

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 .

Ginger’s Birthday Gig, featuring 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.

Ginger’s new website!

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!

The Track Listing For The Single CD 100% Is…

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
12. Time

Thank you to everyone who voted and helped shape the CD.

555% CD3: The Final 10 Songs

By Ean | April 6, 2012

So, with a mixture of excitement for the release, and sadness that the recent Fridays’ listening parties will be over, we can announce: The final 10 tracks from 555% are here!

Pledgers can now head across to Ginger’s Pledgemusic profile and download or stream (or both, if the wait proves too much).

The track listing is as follows:

1) 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)
2) Beautifully, Blissfully Unsettled
3) Confusion
4) Sleeping in The Light
5) In Vino Veritas
6) Very, Very Slow
7) Just Another Song About Someone
8) There Is Something Wrong With My Mind
9) We’ve Been Expecting You
10) The End

You know the drill by now: please listen to the songs, listen to them again and then listen to them some more.

Then, head back to the Pledgemusic update and let us know your THREE favourite songs in the comments box below the post. This will help us put together the track listing for the single CD.

Joining the 555% listening party on Twitter? Use the hashtag #ginger555 so we can read your comments.

Enjoy!

Same Time, Same Place (555% CD3)

By Kris | April 3, 2012


Same time, same place for the final 555% listening party. On Good Friday at 5:55pm the final CD of the pledge album 555% is released for download from PledgeMusic.

Join the listening party online – use the Twitter hashtag (which was trending in the UK last Friday evening!) #ginger555, share your thoughts with the unofficial Wildhearts facebook group, or join the chatroom on the Wildhearts message-board (using your message-board login). Also the lyrics thread from last week has now migrated to Wikia

As before, once you’ve had several listens, let us know your favourite three in the comments box on the PledgeMusic site and these will be added to the voting for the commercial single disc version of the album, 100%.

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