One of this country’s best known rock bands, the Wildhearts, are opening their UK tour this September with a concert in aid of Huggard, Wales’ leading centre for people who are sleeping rough.
The gig at the Tramshed in Cardiff on Friday 3 September, is the start of an 18-date schedule taking the band from Wales to venues in England and Scotland. It’s also the launch date of their new album “21st Century Love Songs”.
The concert comes a year after the Wildhearts released their album, “30 Year Itch”, which was recorded during The Renaissance Men and Diagnosis tours in 2019 – the last to happen before the COVID Pandemic.
Huggard provides specialist support for people who are homeless. Individuals who often live complicated lives in traumatic circumstances.
Richard Edwards is Chief Executive of the Cardiff based charity. “The past 18 months have been hard on us all. The COVID pandemic has impacted on every part of society, including the music industry, and we are very grateful to the Wildhearts for staging a concert in aid of us.
“Not only will it bring in much needed funds, it will also give us the opportunity to raise awareness about the work we do in helping people who are sleeping rough or are at risk of becoming homeless.”
The Wildhearts were formed in 1989 and the band’s sound is a mixture of hard rock and melodic pop music.
CJ, one of the founding members of the Wildhearts, said: “It will be a rather special concert and all the profits will go to Huggard. It is going to be a really good night, the first of the UK tour. It’ll be a party, so come and join us.”