Wilko Johnson will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Wilko Johnson Band and his 70th birthday with a concert at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 26th September.
The death-defying Wilko is leading his own party with partners in crime Norman Watt-Roy (bass), Dylan Howe (drums), family and friends and very special guest Dr. John Cooper Clarke
The original Dr Feelgood guitarist, known for his distinctive chopping guitar style, recently found further fame on TV in Game Of Thrones, and also rose up the charts once more after teaming up with Who frontman Roger Daltrey on hit 2014 album Going Back Home, which features incendiary re-workings of songs from Wilko’s Dr Feelgood days including All Through The City and Going Back Home.
‘I’m supposed to be dead!’ So says Wilko in a recent interview, having been diagnosed in late 2012 with terminal pancreatic cancer. Despite the doctors’ predictions he continues to perform with a new zest for life. In 2013, Wilko announced that, thanks to a second opinion and subsequent life-saving surgery, he was cancer-free. In 2014, he released the album “Going Home” with The Who’s Roger Daltrey which experienced significant commercial success and critical acclaim.
Keep It To Myself – The Best Of Wilko Johnson was released in February 2017 via Chess /Universal. Wilko’s bestselling memoir Don’t You Leave Me Here (Little, Brown) has recently been published in paperback edition.