The Saw Doctors to Headline Wickham Festival
The Saw Doctors will headline the Wickham Festival in England along with
The Waterboys, Levellers, The Undertones and Sharon Shannon. Tickets
for this exclusive UK Festival appearance by The Saw Doctors on August 5th
The Saw Doctors will celebrate 30 years touring the UK with shows in London, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow November/December 2022
Tickets go on sale at 10am on Thursday 17th March from: https://gigst.rs/TSD
Celebrating 30 years of touring the UK, The Saw Doctors will play four major concerts in London, Leeds, Manchester and Glasgow in November/December this year.
Due to Covid restrictions, these 2022 shows will be the Irish band’s first visit to the UK in five years. Back in 2017 The Saw Doctors played sell out shows at London Shepherd’s Bush, Manchester Apollo and Glasgow Academy as part of a fifteen date UK tour.
“It’s a Blues Brothers moment here in The Saw Doctors camp” says band guitarist Leo Moran.
“To quote John Belushi’s character Jake – ‘We’re putting the band back together’. What a relief it is to go playing live again after two years of Covid restrictions”, Leo added.
Last summer The Saw Doctors scored a surprise chart success when the vinyl release of the band’s debut
album “If This Is Rock And Roll, I Want My Old Job Back’ landed at No. 3 in the Irish Album Charts. The Saw Doctors debut album, featuring the hit single ‘N17’, was first released in 1991, going straight to No.1 in the Irish Charts.
Starting out playing in Galway pubs, The Saw Doctors were invited to tour with Mike Scott of The Waterboys, spending six weeks on the ‘Fisherman’s Blues’ tour in the UK in 1989. The Saw Doctors went from strength to strength when their second single ‘I Useta Lover’ spent nine weeks at Number One and became Ireland’s best-selling single of all time, outselling U2 and Sinéad O’Connor.
Over the years, The Saw Doctors have built up a reputation as an unmissable live band with sold out tours and an abundance of festival appearances, including Glastonbury & T in the Park. Famed for their unrelenting energy, a Saw Doctors live show is performed with as much passion and fervour today as at their small-town pub gigs 30 years ago.
“If The Saw Doctors could bottle the sort of bonhomie that can make an entire concert hall feel better, they would have the medicine show to end them all”. Paul Sexton, The Times
“The Saw Doctors are one of the great live bands” – Chris Evans