Wheatus Add Extra Dates – Jolly Farmer, Newton Abbot 6th October!







 It’s hard to believe it’s now well over 20 years since Wheatus released their million-selling eponymously titled debut album as well as their still ubiquitous single “Teenage Dirtbag”.  Yes, that’s right – “Dirtbag” is no longer a teenager.  In honour of this milestone, Wheatus will release a new specially expanded 20-track edition of their now classic debut long-player ‘Wheatus’ on 1st December 2023.

And to further celebrate the debut album’s imminent expanded release, the much-loved New York act have just added extra shows (as well as upgrading a number of venues due to demand) to their fast-selling autumn 2023 UK & Irish headline tour.

Pandemics notwithstanding, the six-piece 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 on our shores in more than four years.

Commenting on the new UK & Irish tour, Wheatus frontman Brendan B Brown says, “We toured the UK, Ireland and Europe eighteen 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”.

Last few remaining tickets for the following UK & Irish live shows are on-sale now via https://wheatus.com/shows

14 September                   Stockport Glitch *NEW DATE*
15 September                   Manchester Gorilla *SOLD OUT*
16 September                   Mexborough Imperial Music Venue *SOLD OUT*
17 September                   Leeds Brudenell Social Club *SOLD OUT*
18 September                   York – The Crescent *SOLD OUT*
19 September                   Nottingham Rescue Rooms
21 September                   Wolverhampton KK’s Steel Mill
22 September                   Blackpool – The Waterloo Music Bar *SOLD OUT*
23 September                   Newcastle – The Grove
24 September                   Aberdeen – The Tunnels *SOLD OUT*
26 September                   Tarbert Village Hall *SOLD OUT*
27 September                   Glasgow Saint Luke’s *VENUE UPGRADED DUE TO DEMAND*
28 September                   Dunfermline PJ Molloys *SOLD OUT*
29 September                   Buckley – The Tivoli Venue
30 September                   Hull – The Welly *VENUE UPGRADED DUE TO DEMAND*
1 October                            Leicester – The Soundhouse *SOLD OUT*
3 October                            Bridgwater – The Palace Theatre
4 October                            Cardiff – The Globe *SOLD OUT*
5 October                            Portsmouth Moonshine
6 October                            Newton Abbot – The Jolly Farmer *NEW DATE*
7 October                            Perranporth – The Watering Hole
8 October                            Falmouth Princess Pavilion
10 October                         Milton Keynes – The Craufurd Arms *SOLD OUT*
11 October                         Gloucester Guildhall
12 October                         Grimsby Docks Academy *SOLD OUT*
13 October                         Stoke On Trent – The Sugarmill
14 October                         Hertford Corn Exchange *SOLD OUT*
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 *SOLD OUT*
22 October                         Swansea – The Bunkhouse *SOLD OUT*
24 October                         Belfast Limelight *VENUE UPGRADED DUE TO DEMAND*
25 October                         Killarney – Gleneagle INEC Club *NEW SHOW*
26 October                         Cork – Cyprus Avenue *NEW SHOW*
27 October                         Galway – Monroes *NEW SHOW*
28 October                         Castlederg – The Townhouse Venue *NEW SHOW*
29 October                         Dublin – Whelan’s *NEW SHOW*
31 October                         Lincoln – The Drill *NEW SHOW*
2 November                      Rossendale – St. Mary’s Chambers *SOLD OUT*
3 November                      Huddersfield – The Parish *NEW SHOW* 
4 November                      Corby – The Clubhouse *NEW SHOW*
5 November                      Cambridge – Junction *NEW SHOW*
6 November                      Norwich – Epic Studios *NEW SHOW*
7 November                      Royal Tunbridge Wells – The Forum *SOLD OUT*

The brilliant promo video for “Teenage Dirtbag,” featuring clips of Mena Suvari & Jason Biggs from the 2000 teen rom-com movie ‘Loser’, is fast closing in on an incredible 250million views.

Watch the “Teenage Dirtbag” video HERE

The fiercely independent New York act has 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 twenty-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 hugely viral across social media, with more than two billion views in less than a month.  The song has been shared and celebrated recently by Lil Nas X, Madonna, Paris Hilton, Lady Gaga, Chevy Chase, Jon Bon Jovi, Victoria Beckham, Alice Cooper, Millie Bobby Brown, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brooke Shields, Mark Ruffalo, Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, Heidi Klum, Mark Ronson, LL Cool J, Tony Hawk, Sammy Hagar, Nick Kroll, Lupita Nyong’o, Machine Gun Kelly, Anderson Paak, Jessica Alba, Mick Fleetwood, Sheryl Crow, Chris Pratt and Jamie Lee Curtis, amongst countless others all pushing the hashtag #teenagedirtbag 

Against all odds, this newfound frenzy around the now 23-year-old anthem has led the band to recently perform on some of the most prestigious stages of their career:  they’ve supported Everclear, Hoobastank, Living Colour, Phantom Planet, The Wallflowers, Eve 6 and Dashboard Confessional at various dates around the United States, as well as performing at high-profile American music festivals such as Audacy Beach Festival (also featuring Muse, Jack White, The 1975, Machine Gun Kelly, etc.), Adjacent Festival (also featuring Blink-182, Coheed & Cambria, Turnstile, Jimmy Eat World, with Wheatus taking the stage just before Paramore), and the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball (where Brendan sang “Teenage Dirtbag” at Madison Square Garden alongside rising pop star Jax).

Wheatus were also the surprise musical guests on the 2023 series finale of ITV’s Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway – filmed live at Universal Studios Orlando & watched by millions.

And if all that wasn’t enough, a brand new remix of “Teenage Dirtbag” was used as part of an enormous marketing campaign to promote Season 2 of the hugely popular Disney Freeform/Hulu series ‘Cruel Summer.’

As the band rightly conclude, “Teenage years may be fleeting, but it seems ‘Teenage Dirtbag’ is for life!”

Wheatus are;

Brendan B Brown / Guitar & Vocals

Matthew Milligan / Bass

Brandon Ticer / Keyboards

KC Marotta / Drums

Joey Slater / Backing Vocals

Gabrielle Sterbenz / Backing Vocals

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