Brooklyn band return for extensive UK & Irish tour this autumn
Wheatus thought this would be the first year they DIDN’T tour the UK since 2009.
Not that they were planning on taking any sort of break… quite the contrary. Their seventh full-length record is a work in progress; they’ve just pressed a vinyl remaster of their fan-favourite second LP, ‘Hand Over Your Loved Ones,’ for its fifteenth anniversary; a new collaborative project with Mike Doughty is nearly ready; and they’re deeply entrenched in the archival process for a huge twentieth anniversary retrospective of their platinum-selling, eponymously-titled debut LP, to be released in 2020. All this is being shared weekly with their beloved friends/fans via their Patreon account (www.patreon.com/wheatus).
Although not touring the UK in 2018 really did seem a sad prospect, with so much happening simultaneously it just didn’t look like there would be any opportunity. Then, out of the blue, an e-mail appeared from Jason Perry of A, asking if Wheatus would be interested in playing some UK live shows with them and InMe. A package tour where Wheatus gets to share the stage with two great rock bands they’ve never played with before? How could they possibly turn that down?
So they pivoted… Moved some commitments around and rearranged their schedules. They’ll be traveling around the UK for nine gigs providing direct support to A, where they’ll be playing a completely new live set featuring three songs they’ve never played before. Not content to go home so quickly, they’ll then stick around a bit longer for ten headline shows featuring support from their old friend MC Frontalot: four solo headline shows in the UK plus six headline shows in Ireland.
Says band leader Brendan B Brown, “We love playing shows - we’d do 900 in a row if we could. We’re hitting nine of the bigger cities with A and InMe, but we’ve added lots of our own extra shows in the in-between places... We LOVE those gigs. We got Ireland on there as well - can’t miss that place! So yeah...we kinda went nuts and booked a bunch more shows... We like more shows.”
Wheatus’ UK & Irish headline gigs will be completely different and will be a celebration of the fifteenth anniversary of ‘Hand Over Your Loved Ones,’ which will be played in full most nights. But no need to worry, debut album devotees… No matter which shows you attend, you’ll always get your “Teenage Dirtbag” fix.
Wheatus – Autumn 2018 UK & Irish Tour Dates:
Mon 12 Nov Brighton, England Concorde 2 (Support to 'A')
Tue 13 Nov Nottingham, England Rock City (Support to 'A')
Wed 14 Nov Manchester, England Manchester Academy (Support to 'A')
Thu 15 Nov Newcastle Upon Tyne, England Riverside (Support to 'A')
Fri 16 Nov Glasgow, Scotland The Garage (Support to 'A')
Sat 17 Nov Bristol, England SWX (Support to 'A')
Sun 18 Nov Scunthorpe, England The Lincoln Imp (Headline show feat. MC Frontalot)*
Mon 19 Nov Norwich, England The Waterfront (Support to 'A')
Tue 20 Nov Cardiff, Wales Y-Plas (Support to 'A')
Wed 21 Nov London, England O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (Support to 'A')
Thu 22 Nov Perranporth, England The Watering Hole (Headline show feat. MC Frontalot)*
Sat 24 Nov Wrexham, Wales Central Station (Headline show feat. MC Frontalot)*
Sun 25 Nov Letterkenny, Republic of Ireland Disturbance, No. 58 (Headline show feat. MC Frontalot)
Mon 26 Nov Maynooth, Republic of Ireland Students' Union (Headline show feat. MC Frontalot)
Tue 27 Nov Cork, Republic of Ireland Cyprus Avenue (Headline show feat. MC Frontalot)
Wed 28 Nov Galway, Republic of Ireland Monroe's Live (Headline show feat. MC Frontalot)
Thu 29 Nov Dublin, Republic of Ireland Whelans (Headline show feat. MC Frontalot)*
Fri 30 Nov Limerick, Republic of Ireland Dolans Warehouse (Headline show feat. MC Frontalot)
Sat 01 Dec Belfast, Northern Ireland The Belfast Empire (Headline show feat. MC Frontalot)*
*Performing ‘Hand Over Your Loved Ones’ LP from start to finish, plus much more
Brendan B Brown - lead vocals, guitar
Matthew Milligan - bass
Leo Freire - drums
Brandon Ticer - keyboards
Gabrielle Sterbenz - backing vocals
Joey Slater - backing vocals
Karlie Bruce - backing vocals
Official website: http://www.wheatus.com
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/wheatus
Patreon page: http://www.patreon.com/wheatus
2018 ‘Lullaby’, single
2016 ‘Tipsy (Late Cambrian remix)’, single
2015 ‘Live 15’, album, recorded live on the 15th Anniversary tour
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