Fans mourning yet another break-up of The Wildhearts will be able to take solace in the fact that no less than three legendary members will be up on stage for a Mega UK Tour kicking off in September.
Grand Theft Audio, featuring The Wildhearts drummer Ritch Battersby alongside frontman Jay Butler will be heading out in support of the their first album in twenty years!
GTA step back up to the plate after a 20-year hiatus to pitch you their best with ‘Pass Me The Conch‘. An eclectic, disruptive, powerhouse, curveball collection of tracks that are part hysteria, part cynicism, part heartbreak, part deadly intent and part love letter.
They give you a window to the world… then throw you out of it. They want to rock your face in, then funk you until you can’t stand it – to celebrate all those missed moments – the lost observations – to vocalise the stillborn soundtracks to situations past and to come.
They even wrapped it all up for you in one aerodynamic, hard and waxy speedball.
So come with them – Breath out those nerves as we walk together onto the field of play.
Just never take your eye off the ball.
Because this pitch could decide the whole game.
“Popular wisdom would have it that you have your whole life to write your first album… compared to ‘Pass Me The Conch’ it feels like most people are kinda rushing it” Jay Butler 2022.
Alongside GTA, Ex Wildhearts bass man, Scott Sorry will make an emotional and triumphant return to UK shores after another long hiatus. Sorry, having battled a brain tumour, is back on stage and we’re thirsty for the Philadelphia punk to give our ears a good blasting.
As if that wasn’t enough, CJ Wildheart will be on board with his only live shows of the year with his solo band after the recent release of his Greatest Hits album.
Grand Theft Audio will be touring the UK in September with CJ Wildheart and Scott Sorry as follows:
09/09/22 GLASGOW Classic Grand
10/09/22 NEWCASTLE Riverside
11/09/22 MANCHESTER Rebellion
13/09/22 LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
15/09/22 BRISTOL Fleece
16/09/22 CARDIFF Globe
17/09/22 EXETER Phoenix
19/09/22 NORWICH Epic Studios
20/09/22 BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
21/09/22 BRIGHTON Concorde II
23/09/22 SOUTHAMPTON Brook
24/09/22 LONDON XOYO
Their live line-up will be completed by guests Ben Marsden (Ryan Hamilton, Warner E Hodges, The Spangles, The Main Grains) on guitar and bassist Rob Lane (BulletBoys, Ryan Hamilton, Teenage Casket Co).
Tickets available from See Tickets