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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.

27 Responses to “Earth vs The Wildhearts – 20th Anniversary Shows – UPDATED”

  1. Richard Says:
    January 1st, 2013 at 09:22

    Hope there are going to be a show or two down south??

  2. Kris Says:
    January 1st, 2013 at 09:26

    Everyone normally has to trek down to London for the birthday gig, so I guess this is payback time for those of us in the south (myself included)

  3. pip Says:
    January 1st, 2013 at 11:10

    Everywhere is a long way from Cornwall. I’m used to travelling to see bands and I’m definitely heading up country again for this!

  4. sid Says:
    January 1st, 2013 at 12:30

    nearest gig to me is gonna cost £164 just to get there.Then I need to buy tkts and hotel room.much cheaper for people to come south than to go north
    to say im disappointed is an understatement so ill have to wait till 2014.

  5. Rod Says:
    January 1st, 2013 at 15:13

    Bristol O2 Academy is good gig location giving most the SW and Wales access.

  6. Jem Says:
    January 1st, 2013 at 15:47

    Ireland. Ireland. Ireland. Ireland. Ireland.

    Belfast… Dublin… Don’t care much, I’ll meet ya half way, but… Ireland!!!

  7. Jarisleif Says:
    January 1st, 2013 at 15:52

    Think yourselves lucky you’re getting gigs. It would be an 8,000 mile round trip if I went to one of them. Stop moaning.

  8. Boaby Says:
    January 1st, 2013 at 17:10

    So glad it’s all kicking off in Glasgow, it’s going to be a great night. Welcome back guys!

  9. dunc Says:
    January 1st, 2013 at 19:05

    brilliant news!!! well excited.

    How many artists just play London and maybe Manchester…thanks for playing the “provinces”

  10. Kris Says:
    January 1st, 2013 at 20:08

    From Gav, posted on the All Things Wildhearts facebook group:

    A few quick answers..

    London – not happening at this point. We were there 2 weeks ago for a sold out show and felt it would be too soon to return. However, Ginger will be supporting the Darkness at Hammersmith in March (That show is going to rule). You do also get the Birthday show every year and pretty much every one off Ginger does! You are our spoilt child London and you need to let the other towns have a go.

    You’re not playing “insert town” – currently the band have signed on to do 4 shows, so not surprisingly we are not doing most towns in the UK.

    Will you add more shows? – No plans at this moment. If it does well, there is a slim possibility of a second leg later in the year, but this is just vague talk right now. Ultimately demand will dictate, and we’ll find out what the demand is like next week.

    Just to reiterate – we have no other shows penciled or confirmed with venues. Currently the only venues confirmed and locked in that will definitely happen, are the 4 that are announced.

  11. Richard Says:
    January 1st, 2013 at 21:40

    Thxs for getting back to me Gav much appreciate and I after being at the birthday bash I understand completely. May have to consider a trip North. Once more thxs for the answer.

  12. Marc Renton Says:
    January 4th, 2013 at 22:14

    What’s Newcastle done to be left out?

  13. alan thomas Says:
    January 6th, 2013 at 13:42

    this is awesome news, the nottingham gig falls on the w/e of my 40th birthday and me and a few of my mates will be travelling down to nottingham to celebrate this, so to have u guys do a gig on the same night is a win win situation for me!! cheers dudes

  14. Rob B Says:
    January 8th, 2013 at 08:22

    So glad that they’re not just doing London. Spent a fortune in the past years on travelling. Thank you. Any chance Danny would make an appearance? (Nothing at all against Jon) Even just for a song? That would make the evening even more special.
    See you in Nottingham.

  15. Patrick Says:
    January 12th, 2013 at 01:19

    Hope to see a new album from you guys even if its short! I’d love new wildheart songs and I’d buy them in a heartbeat. Good to see the boys playing again.

  16. gallifreyseven Says:
    January 12th, 2013 at 20:15


    For everyone who’s asking that question, it’s been repeatedly stated that the band cannot do ANYTHING about whether promoters book them or not. I can’t be the only one tired of reading the same old questions every time there is a live date announced?

    If you’re pissed off by a no-show in your town, then go annoy your local venues until they listen, rather than bitch to the last people on earth who can do anything to change the situation. Thanks.

    Oh, and for the record, I’m flying from Spain especially for the gigs, so have absolutely no sympathy for those complaining about travel 🙂

  17. derek mccann Says:
    January 17th, 2013 at 00:30

    fantastic!!!had a small feeling these gigs would happen if the birthday bash went well, and also the last “earth vrs” one off gig.Saw the wildhearts/and gingers other bands and solo projects in glasgow,think the ABC is good venue!.Roll on the 4th.

  18. Tam B Says:
    January 17th, 2013 at 16:01

    Roll on April 4th Glasgow

  19. Nick S Says:
    January 31st, 2013 at 02:06

    Seriously considering travelling from Sydney for this. I’m guessing the shows not going to travel down under…

  20. derek mccann Says:
    February 2nd, 2013 at 21:23

    Hi nick! read your comment!.thats commitment!!!.

  21. steve Says:
    February 7th, 2013 at 13:56

    How will the songs be chosen for the 2nd half of the gig? I’d like to vote.

    Looking forward to glasgow on the 4th. 🙂

  22. Rob Says:
    February 22nd, 2013 at 10:16

    Seriously cannot wait! Been listening to the wildhearts since the 90’s, and this will be the first time i’ve seen you guys play live! (shame on me! I know!).
    Just bought my tickets, and looking forward to a fab night here in Glasgow!! 😀

  23. Mark Elston Says:
    March 26th, 2013 at 21:13

    Shall we have a cheer?? Biohazard yehhh… Therapy? yehhh……Terrorvision yehhh…….. Sepaltura yehhh…….. Pantera yehhhhh, and the fukin WILDHEARTS IN MANCHESTER yehhhhhhhhHHHHHH!!!!!!!

  24. derek mccann Says:
    March 27th, 2013 at 10:39

    Does anybody know how the set list is being picked after Earth V’s been done??.Is it just a shout out?

  25. Dave Spars Says:
    April 1st, 2013 at 11:39

    Need to do some London shows, or come play my lounge in Jersey?

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