Wilko Johnson will perform four farewell concerts in the UK in March, it was announced today.

This news follows the statement made last week that the guitarist and founding member of band Dr. Feelgood has been diagnosed with terminal cancer of the pancreas and has opted not to undergo chemotherapy.

His manager, Robert Hoy explains, "The four UK dates represent an opportunity for Wilko to express his sincere thanks to his fans for all the support he has had over his long career."

According to his website, the four UK dates represent a series of farewell concerts for Wilko. After returning from a tour of Japan, Wilko plans to record a new studio album, and will also release a live DVD from 2012's UK tour.

He is also planning a short tour of France.

Tickets will go on sale on Monday 21 January.

London Koko (March 6)
Bilston Robin 2 (March 7)
Holmfirth Picturedrome (March 8)
Glasgow o2 ABC (March 9)

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