Wilko Johnson unveils ‘farewell’ UK tour dates

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Wilko Johnson has confirmed the details of a series of UK dates which are being poignantly described as making up a ‘farewell tour’ following his cancer diagnosis.

The sad news was broken earlier this month by the former Dr. Feelgood guitarist’s manager Robert Hoy, who also disclosed that Johnson will not be seeking treatment for the illness.

“I am very sad to announce that Wilko has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer of the pancreas,” he said. “He has chosen not to receive any chemotherapy. He is currently in good spirits, is not yet suffering any physical effects and can expect to enjoy at least another few months of reasonable health and activity.”

The gigs will take place in March, beginning on the 6th at London’s Koko venue. He will then play the Bilston Robin (7th), Holmfirth Picturedrome (8th) and Glasgow O2 ABC (9th).

“The four UK dates represent an opportunity for Wilko to express his sincere thanks to his fans for all the support he has had over his long career,” Robert Hoy has remarked.

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