The terminally ill former Dr Feelgood guitarist will play two shows at KOKO
Former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson has announced details of an extra farewell concert in London due to popular demand.
The new show is set to take place on March 10 at KOKO. The date is in addition to four previously announced, sold-out shows, which followed news that Johnson had been diagnosed with terminal cancer and will not be seeking treatment for the illness.
Johnson reportedly decided against chemotherapy so he can continue to play shows for as long as possible.
Discussing the final set of gigs, Johnson’s manager, Robert Hoy, said that the shows “represent an opportunity for Wilko to express his sincere thanks to his fans for all the support he has had over his long career”.
Wilko Johnson will play:
London KOKO (March 6)
Bilston Robin 2 (7)
Holmfirth Picturedrome (8)
Glasgow O2 ABC (9)
London KOKO (10)
Johnson, 65, played lead guitar with Dr Feelgood from the band’s formation in 1971 until he left in 1977. During his stint, the band scored a Number One album with their 1976 live LP ‘Stupidity’. After departing, Johnson played with The Blockheads for a brief spell in 1980 and released a succession of albums with The Wilko Johnson Band.
More recently he appeared as an actor in the hit HBO show Game Of Thrones. His autobiography Looking Back At Me was published in June 2012.