Wildhearts for anniversary UK tour

The Wildhearts will play a short UK tour in April to celebrate 20 years since the release of debut album Earth Vs The Wildhearts.

They’ll appear in Glasgow, Manchester, Nottingham and Wolverhampton where they’ll perform the 1993 record in full.

Mainman Ginger is joined by guitarist CJ, drummer Ritch Battersby and bassist Random Jon Poole for the shows.

The first half of each night performance will see the band delivering all 11 tracks on the original album, with the second half to feature tracks chosen by the audience.

The Wildhearts’ last release was 2009′s Chutzpah. Ginger put the band on hiatus the following year due to bassist Scott Sorry’s need to focus on family issues – but last month Sorry confirmed he wouldn’t be returning.

In a statement he said: “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 favourite band. 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.”

-Classic Rock Magazine

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