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Wilko Johnson announces Dublin date

1 of 1 Wilko with Dylan Howe (left) and Norman Watt Roy (right) set to hit Dublin in May
Wilko with Dylan Howe (left) and Norman Watt Roy (right) set to hit Dublin in May

Machine-gunning Dr. Feelgood guitar legend Wilko Johnson is set to play Dublin's Academy on May 30.

66-year-old Johnson was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer last year but has continued to play and record with a renewed vigour, winning rave reviews for his current tour and the release of Going Back Home, his recent album with Who frontman Roger Daltry.

The Canvey Island man, who made his acting debut in 2011 as mute executioner Ilyn Payne in Game of Thrones, began his career as one of the most distinctive guitarists in the world with Pigboy Charlie band which evolved into Dr. Feelgood, a mainstay of the 1970s' pub rock movement.

His style formed the essential force behind Dr. Feelgood during their initial years, including the band’s first four albums, Down by the Jetty, Malpractice, Stupidity and Sneakin’ Suspicion, all released between 1975 and 1977.

Following a stint with Ian Dury & The Blockheads in the 80s he formed The Wilko Johnson Band. An acclaimed film about Dr. Feelgood titled Oil City Confidential was released in 2010.

TIckets for the Academy show are priced €26 including booking fee and go on sale this Friday, March 14 at 10am.

For more www.wilkojohnson.com

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