- 04 Apr 23
Wheatus will release a new, expanded 20-track edition of their classic debut long-player Wheatus on 1st December 2023.
Wheatus have announced their first Irish and UK shows in over four years today to mark 20 years of their debut album and ubiquitous single 'Teenage Dirtbag'.
The New York-formed band will release a new 20-track edition of their debut album Wheatus on December 1st December this year to celebrate the accolade.
To further celebrate the debut album’s imminent expanded release, the six-piece are embarking on a huge tour on UK and Irish shores - stopping at Whelan's at the end on October 29th. They'll also perform at Limelight Belfast on October 24th.
The rockers have kept busy these past few years with a seemingly endless run of shows across the globe, but this new autumn 2023 run of dates will be Wheatus’ first gigs here in more than four years.
Commenting on today’s tour announcement, Wheatus frontman Brendan B Brown says, “We toured the UK, Ireland and Europe 18 years in a row from 2001-2019, some years more than once. The pandemic has paused that tradition since 2020. This opportunity to return is more precious to us than all the other years combined and we're gonna throw the kitchen sink at it”.
The promo video for 'Teenage Dirtbag' - featuring clips of Mena Suvari and Jason Biggs from the 2000 teen rom-com movie Loser - is fast closing in on an incredible 250 million views.
The fiercely independent band have now released six studio albums and two live albums across their career. Talking of the new 20-track expanded version of debut album ‘Wheatus’, Brendan B Brown says, “We found demos of ten more songs from throughout the band’s history that had such an album-one vibe that they never made it onto our more recent records. So now we’re giving them a proper chance to be heard. The new 20-song expanded version of the album will feature the originally conceived tracklisting and sequence, plus the extra ten songs that have finally found a home on a record.”
The past twelve months have seen Wheatus explode back into the mainstream with the 'Teenage Dirtbag photos' TikTok trend going viral across social media, with more than two billion views in less than a month.
@wheatusofficialTeenage Dirtbag is featured on this @applemusic Viral Hits playlist and SERIOUSLY, CHECK OUT THE OTHER NAMES ON THIS PLAYLIST. Mega “we are not worthy” vibes over here. If anyone needs us we’ll be over here bathing in a pool of our own gratitude tears. https://apple.co/3SzCnfU
Tickets for the following UK & Irish live shows go on-sale Thursday, 6th April at 10am here.
WHEATUS Tour Dates:
15 September - Manchester Gorilla
16 September - Mexborough Imperial Music Venue
17 September - Leeds Brudenell Social Club
18 September - York – The Crescent
19 September - Nottingham Rescue Rooms
21 September - Wolverhampton KK’s Steel Mill
22 September - Blackpool, The Waterloo Music Bar
23 September - Newcastle, The Grove
26 September - Tarbert Village Hall
27 September - Glasgow King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
28 September - Dunfermline PJ Molloys
29 September - Buckley, The Tivoli Venue
30 September - Hull, The Welly
1 October - Leicester,The Soundhouse
3 October - Bridgwater, The Palace Theatre
4 October - Cardiff, The Globe
6 October - Liskeard After Hours SW
7 October - Perranporth, The Watering Hole
10 October - Milton Keynes – The Craufurd Arms
11 October - Gloucester Guildhall
12 October - Grimsby Docks Academy
13 October - Stoke On Trent, The Sugarmill
14 October - Hertford Corn Exchange
15 October - Bristol Thekla
17 October - Margate Olby’s Creative Hub
18 October - Southend Chinnery’s
19 October - Worthing, The Factory Live
20 October - London,The Garage
21 October - Guildford, The Boileroom
22 October - Swansea, The Bunkhouse
24 October - Belfast Limelight 2
29 October - Dublin Whelan’s