English rockers THE WILDHEARTS have scheduled the following dates:
Mar. 10 - New York, NY @ The Rebel
Mar. 11 - Farmingdale, NY @ The Crazy Donkey (supporting BUCKCHERRY)
Mar. 17 - Austin, TX @ South By Southwest (The Dirty Dog Bar)
THE WILDHEARTS began mixing the new album, which will be self-titled, on February 1 and will release the effort later this year on the band's own label, Round Records, in the United Kingdom and Universal Records in Japan. Round Records is currently seeking distribution in the United States.
"The Wildhearts" was recorded partly at London's Strongroom Studios, partly at a country house in Ipswich, and at a haunted castle in the Midlands. "This album is going to surprise a lot of people who considered the last WILDHEARTS album too poppy," says mainman Ginger of the new record. "There will not be any similar accusations this time around, that's for sure."
THE WILDHEARTS' new lineup sees the return of original drummer Ritch Battersby and the addition of Scott Sorry (AMEN, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION) on bass. Frontman Ginger regards Sorry as "the most energetic performer I've ever shared a stage with. His youth certainly keeps us older bastards on our toes." Ginger and guitarist CJ round out the lineup, which judging by reactions from a recent holiday show is the most solid ever.
THE WILDHEARTS are looking forward to seeing the fruits of their labor in 2007 and the band's attitude says it all. "The vibe within the group is so positive right now it's sickening!" says Ginger, "We are back and hungrier than ever."