Wilko Johnson Announces Farewell Tour Dates -
Dr.Feelgood founding member Wilko Johnson has announced details of four farewell concerts to be held in the UK during March 2013.
The announcement follows last week's news that Johnson has cancer of the pancreas and had chosen to not recieve chemotherapy.
His manager Robert Hoy said of the farewell dates:
"This is an opportunity for Wilko to express his sincere thanks to his fans for all their support over his long career."
Johnson's choppy guitar sound and outré strumming technique became somewhat of a trademark for the Essex rhythm & blues outfit and they've been credited by many as one of the founding influences of the British punk movement.
Dr. Feelgood are best known for their high energy live performances. Their studio albums 'Down by the Jetty' (1974) and 'Malpractice' (1975) proved incredibly popular. In 1976, their live album, 'Stupidity' reached No.1 in the Official UK Album Chart. When the band released their fourth album, 'Sneakin' Suspicion' (1977), Johnson quit the band to pursue a solo career.
Wilko Johnson - Farewell Dates
London Koko (March 6)
Bilston Robin 2 (March 7)
Holmfirth Picturedrome (March 8)
Glasgow o2 ABC (March 9)
Tickets will go on sale from Monday January 21. Box Office: 0844 478 0898, www.thegigcartel.com.
Photo: Reg Richardson rsr-photography.co.uk