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Guitarist Wilko to play farewell tour

Guitarist Wilko Johnson has lined up a handful of farewell concerts after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.

The Dr Feelgood founder, who found new fame with a regular role in TV series Game Of Thrones, has set four dates in March to thank his fans for their support.

His manager announced last week that the musician has cancer of the pancreas and has chosen not to undergo chemotherapy.

Johnson, noted for his exuberant performances, is continuing to tour, and is said to be planning further new recordings.

The 65-year-old developed a choppy style during which he plays both rhythm and lead guitar, and taught himself to play a right-handed instrument despite being left-handed.

He will play London on March 6 followed by Bilston in the West Midlands and Holmfirth in West Yorkshire before ending at the O2 ABC in Glasgow on March 9.

Johnson's manager Robert Hoy said: "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."

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