Yorkshire’s Wildhearts Prepare for October Tour
by Victoria Holdsworth
The hardest working rock band in Yorkshire are back with yet another tour in 2019. Hitting the road in October, The Wildhearts will be performing ‘The Renaissance Men Tour Part II’.
Two Yorkshire dates have been put aside, so make a note in your diary and having already seen the first half of this tour, all I can say is that you are in for a rocking good time.
From their classic debut album Earth Vs – voted number one album of the year in Kerrang! back in 1993, and number 20 in the best rock albums of all time in a Kerrang! special in 2006 – through to now with the release of their first full-length studio album in 10 years, Renaissance Men, The Wildhearts’ creative output and legendary live shows have been second to none.
“Retooled classic rock”
The band’s classic line up recorded the energetic and diverse Renaissance Men at the Treehouse Studio with Jim Pinder. It finds The Wildhearts at their full creative tilt delivering hard-hitting, retooled classic rock with a modern and urgent twist. Bristling riffs and jagged, riotous hooks are their poison and the 10 songs are the perfect manifestation of the band’s immutable wit, charm and righteous anger.
This honest and irresistible new album is an unequivocal triumph, which encapsulates and distils perfectly The Wildhearts’ live energy.
To celebrate the release of ‘Renaissance Men’ The Wildhearts played an intimate 8 date UK headline tour, alongside packed HMV signing sessions and have further live plans throughout the year including festivals, short runs internationally and tiny warm-ups across the UK. Creatively brilliant, The Wildhearts helped change the landscape of British rock through the 90’s, and to this day, they have not shown any sign of slowing down. Here’s to the next decade.
October dates: Tue 8th – Welly, Hull / Thu 10th – Picturedome, Holmfirth