Newly-formed punk rock supergroup WINGMEN have announced a string of dates in support of their self-titled debut album.
As previously announced, Baz Warne (The Stranglers), Paul Gray (The Damned), Marty Love (Johnny Moped) and Leigh Heggarty (Ruts DC) came together during the course of the Covid pandemic to collaborate on the album through file-sharing, only meeting up at the mixing stage.
The album Wingmen is now set for release through Cadiz on 27 Jan, around which they've lined up a series of UK dates.
“It's funny how these things turn out,” observes Gray. “We had no idea where this project might take us; an idea born out of frustration became a full band within 24 hours, words and riffs and much tuneage followed, beers and jolly banter ensued when we finally met up to mix the results, a record company said "yes please!" and now we find ourselves taking the results off on tour! And we'll be joined by Rob Coombes from Supergrass on keys - it's gonna be an absolute blast!”
“I just can't wait for this line up to hit the stage and play these songs to the public,” adds Love. “It's all about getting your hard work heard and getting a real live reaction. And having Rob Coombes onboard will make this band sparkle.”
Full dates are...
18 Jan - Colchester Arts Centre
20 Jan - Milton Keynes Crauford Arms
21 Jan - London Islington Academy*
22 Jan - Bristol The Fleece
24 Jan - Newcastle The Cluny
25 Jan - Leeds Old Woollen Mill
26 Jan - Liverpool Academy 2*
28 Jan - Birmingham Academy 2*
29 Jan - Brighton Concorde 2
*featuring Desperate Measures
Wingmen is available to pre-order here.