Wilko Johnson says thanks

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After being diagnosed with terminal cancer of the pancreas and choosing not to undergo chemotherapy,

Wilko Johnson is taking to the road for a series of farewell concerts to thank fans for their support.



The guitarist, songwriter and founding member of Dr Feelgood sold out tickets for his London Koko concert on March 6 in less than an hour.

A second concert there will take place on March 10.

He’ll also play sold out shows in Bilston, Holmfirth, Glasgow, Sheffield and at the Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea tomorrow.

His manager, Robert Hoy, says: ‘Wilko is currently in good spirits.

‘He is not yet suffering any physical effects and can expect to enjoy at least another few months of reasonable health and activity.

‘He wishes to offer his sincere thanks for all the support he has had over his long career, from those who have worked with him to, above all, those devoted fans and admirers who have attended his live gigs, bought his recordings and generally made his life such an extraordinarily full and eventful experience.’

Since his diagnosis, Wilko has toured Japan and France.