Wheatus celebrate Dirtbag no longer being a teen with tour, coming to Portsmouth in October

Wheatus celebrate Dirtbag no longer being a teen with tour, coming to Portsmouth in October

Image by  Max Skaff. 

 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.

 The much-loved New York act have also added extra shows (as well as upgrading a number of venues due to demand) to their fast-selling autumn 2023 UK and Ireland headline tour, which brings them to Portsmouth Moonshine on October 5th. 

 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”.

 Remaining tickets for the tour are available now via https://wheatus.com/shows


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