Band to reunite for just four farewell shows in March 2013
Ashley Clements

14:16 18th January 2013

Former Dr. Feelgood guitarist, Wilko Johnson has announced plans to reunite with the band for four farewell gigs in March of this year.

The announcement follows the news that Johnson has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer of the pancreas and has chosen not to undergo chemotherapy.

Johnson's manager, Robert Hoy said: "The four UK dates represent an opportunity for Wilko to express his sincere thanks to his fans for all the support he has had over his long career."

When the news of Johnson's illness was released, Hoy had this to say: "Wilko is currently in good spirits, is not yet suffering any physical effects and can expect to enjoy at least another few months of reasonable health and activity."

Wilko Johnson will perform four farewell shows with Dr. Feelgood

Johnson was a member of Dr. Feelgood from 1971 to 1977 and was the guitarist for their No.1 UK live album, Stupidity.

The group were renowned for their energetic performances and best-known for early hits 'Back in the Night' and 'Roxette'.

Tickets for the farewell gigs will go on sale from Monday, January 21 2013. For more information, visit Gigwise Gig Tickets.

The date of the farewell concerts are as follows:

London Koko (March 6)
Bilston Robin 2 (March 7)
Holmfirth Picturedrome (March 8)
Glasgow o2 ABC (March 9)

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