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The Wildhearts announce December Tour

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.

4 Responses to “The Wildhearts announce December Tour”

  1. Graham Pickett Says:
    October 19th, 2016 at 23:01

    Hey folks, hope you can help, I ordered my tickets for the Dec 17th London date and was wondering if I should have received the tickets yet as I haven’t and I’m panicking in case I deleted electronic tickets from my inbox by mistake. Not sure if they were meant to be posted out or not :/

  2. Kris Says:
    October 20th, 2016 at 10:10

    Hi Graham, Are you able to check with the ticket vendor? If you bought them via this site, the vendor is music glue. See https://musicglue.com/contact/ which has details about ticket enquiries for both electronic and physical ticket sales.

  3. Brian Says:
    December 19th, 2016 at 14:17


    Just wondering why the Manchester gig was postponed until January as I can’t find any information anywhere. I hope everyone is OK

  4. Kris Says:
    December 20th, 2016 at 16:22

    Hi Brian,

    Ginger and Danny were both very ill, with a vomiting bug. Ginger played 20 mins of the Hey! Hello! set, but had to stop as he was very obviously unwell.

    The show will be rescheduled for late Jan. There will be a proper news update in the next day or so, we’re just waiting on all the details to be finalised.


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