British India Announce Farewell Tour For Departing Guitarist Nic Wilson

Aussie rockers British India have announced a 2018 national tour to farewell their founding guitarist Nic Wilson, who will soon retire from music.

Wilson’s final tour with the band — affectionately dubbed the ‘Nic The Poet’ tour — will see the group play 24 shows across Australia between November and January.

In a statement, Wilson has thanked the band’s fans and revealed he has other things he wants to try his hand at.

“British India is something we started as snotty-nosed high school kids, that became something much bigger and more important to people than we could have ever expected. The three lads in the band were the three best men at my wedding and the three best men to play a part in in my life,” he said.

“We decided on everything together as children to adults and proved that democracy can prevail when done right.

“I was lucky to share every terrible Tarago road trip with them laughing hysterically as the road disappeared behind us. I was lucky to share the stage at first playing to nobody and then playing to thousands.

“And I was lucky to live out the dream a 12-year-old version of myself pined for daily. To play music to people who cared. For that – I thank you. But time moves on and I have other things I want to try my hand at and I am ready to see what else I can do.

“Thank you for the memories everybody. Rock n Roll, I gave you the best years of my life.”

British India released their sixth studio album Forgetting The Future in 2017, and are currently working on new material.

Catch all the tour dates and ticket details for the band’s ‘Nic The Poet’ tour, below.

British India 2018 ‘Nic The Poet’ National Tour

Tickets on sale 9am Wednesday, 26th September

Friday, 2nd November

The Basement, Canberra

Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, 3rd November

SS&A Club, Albury

Tickets: SS&A Club

Thursday, 8th November

North Shore Tavern, Hillarys

Tickets: Oztix

Friday, 9th November

Settlers Tavern, Margaret River

Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, 10th November

Amplifier, Perth

Tickets: Oztix

Sunday, 11th November

Newport Hotel, Fremantle

Tickets: Oztix

Friday, 16th November

Stirling Arms Hotel, Guilford

Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, 17th November

Prince Of Wales, Bunbury

Tickets: Oztix

Sunday, 18th November

Indi Bar, Scarborough

Tickets: Oztix

Friday, 23rd November

The Office, Townsville

Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, 24th November

Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns

Tickets: Tanks Arts Centre

Friday, 30th November

Tap House, Bendigo

Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, 1st December

Barwon Club, Geelong

Tickets: Oztix

Thursday, 6th December

Highfield Hotel, Caringbah,

Tickets: Moshtix

Friday, 7th December

Tattersall’s Hotel, Penrith

Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, 8th December

Narrabeen RSL, Narrabeen

Tickets: Oztix

Friday, 14th December

The Zoo, Brisbane

Tickets: Oztix

Friday, 21st December

The Corner, Melbourne

Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, 12th January

Hastings Foreshore, Hastings (Under The Southern Stars)

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Saturday, 19th January

Broadwater Entertainment Precinct (Under The Southern Stars)

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Sunday, 20th January

Sunshine Coast Stadium, Sunshine Coast (Under The Southern Stars)

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Friday, 25th January

Harts Mill, Port Adelaide (Under The Southern Stars)

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Saturday, 26th January

Shoalhaven Turf Club, Shoalhaven (Under The Southern Stars)

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Sunday, 27th January

Westport Park, Port Macquarie (Under The Southern Stars)

Tickets: Ticketmaster

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