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The Wildhearts Announce Double Live Album '30 Year Itch'

Friday, 23 October 2020 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Tony Wooliscroft

The Wildhearts have announced a new live record.

'30 Year Itch' was mastered by longtime producer Dave Draper and will arrive as a double album on December 4. It'll contain 17 tracks recorded during the band's 2019 tours behind 'Renaissance Men' and 'Diagnosis'. Frontman Ginger Wildheart said:

"There are a few authorised bootleg live albums of The Wildhearts doing the rounds, but as soon as Danny rejoined the band I knew I had to capture the classic Wildhearts line up on record. There were a few reasons for this, the main one being that we're still alive, which is a situation that could change at any second with this group.

"I also wanted people to hear how insanely powerful The Wildhearts are as a live band. Pounding drums, chainsaw bass and bombastic guitar riffs, all underpinning harmony vocals and huge anthemic songs that every member of the audience sings like a football crowd. It's a surprisingly emotional blend of noise, passion and unity.

"As far as I'm concerned this is a classic album by a unique band playing timeless songs that don't fit into any established genre. Is it rock? Is it punk? Who cares, it's The Wildhearts."

Originally intended to land prior to the coronavirus pandemic, the record will be available as an exclusive limited coloured vinyl and a CD with four exclusive postcards. Head below to view its artwork and tracklist.

The quartet will embark on a rescheduled UK tour in February and play a rescheduled Cardiff show in September. Original tickets remain valid.

'30 Year Itch' tracklist:

1. Dislocated
2. Everlone
3. Suckerpunch
4. Anthem
5. Diagnosis
6. TV Tan
7. The Jackson Whites
8. Let Em Go
9. Vanilla Radio
10. Urge
11. Mazel Tov Cocktail
12. Sick Of Drugs
13. Someone Who Won’t Let Me Go
14. The Revolution Will Be Televised
15. Caffeine Bomb
16. Love U Til I Don’t
17. I Wanna Go Where The People Go

The Wildhearts Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Wed February 03 2021 - WOLVERHAMPTON KKs Steel Mill
Thu February 04 2021 - GLOUCESTER Gloucester Guildhall
Fri February 05 2021 - BARNSTAPLE Factory
Sat February 06 2021 - BOURNEMOUTH Madding Crowd
Sun February 07 2021 - SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms
Tue February 09 2021 - FROME Cheese and Grain
Wed February 10 2021 - SHEFFIELD Foundry
Fri February 12 2021 - SOUTH SHIELDS Hedworth Hall
Sat February 13 2021 - GALASHIELS MacArts
Sun February 14 2021 - ABERDEEN Lemon Tree
Mon February 15 2021 - STIRLING Tolbooth
Fri September 03 2021 - CARDIFF Tramshed

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