Wheatus Return for 15th Anniversary UK Tour

Wheatus Return for 15th Anniversary UK Tour
Playing Début Album in Full & More!

Wheatus

What if you really REALLY loved your part time job? …but, what if it didn’t pay enough? Well then you may be in Wheatus. It’s a special time for music. Not too much of it sticks and when it does well, it usually isn’t everyone’s cuppa. “…we really don’t run into people who don’t like Dirtbag, including us”, Wheatus frontman, producer, songwriter Brendan Brown quotes, whilst fiddling with a vacuum tube that reads “Made In West Germany”. It seems that Wheatus do indeed still love playing their multi-platinum, ubiquitous 2001 classic, Teenage Dirtbag.

“I grew up idolizing Rush & AC/DC. Bands that last forever…One of the fears I had when Dirtbag kicked off was that it would get old quick or be received as a fad…I was wrong to worry about that. It feels new every night. I think that’s because it’s hard to play correctly, but what the hell do I know?”

It has not been an easy go for Brown & crew. They scrape recording & touring budgets together by selling last years gear on ebay. “It’s an interesting paradox that people won’t buy music but they still buy the stuff to make it and that we can carry on that way…together, we found a way forward. I still can’t believe it started 15 years ago though…that’s hard to imagine for a song that continues to be renewed. We owe a debt to that album and to the people who remember us.”

So yes, at least one band from before the days of iTunes & Spotify have found a way forward …and forward they come, on a full tour of the UK, Ireland & EU playing their ENTIRE FIRST ALBUM plus songs from their 2nd, 3rd, 4th 5th, 6th & 7th

September 2015
18th Newton Abbot The Jolly Farmer
19th Swansea The Scene
20th Bristol Thekla
21st St Albans – The Horn
22nd Gloucester Guildhall
23rd Holyhead Ucheldre Centre

25th Belfast Limelight 2
29th Leeds Key Club
30th Manchester Academy 3
October 2015
1st Glasgow O2 ABC2
2nd Aberdeen Tunnels
3rd Newcastle O2 Academy2
4th Sheffield Corporation
5th Nottingham Rescue Rooms
6th Birmingham O2 Academy2
7th Southampton Talking Heads
8th London Electric Ballroom
9th Guildford Boiler Rooms
10th Harlow The Square
11th Norwich Waterfront
12th Brighton Komedia

 

Tickets are on sale from kililive.com now (except Belfast).

Links: –

Website: www.wheatus.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/wheatus
Twitter: twitter.com/wheatus
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/WheatusOfficial

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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