Wheatus plan Doncaster date thanks to One Direction

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Much-loved New York rock-pop guitar band Wheatus are heading for the UK for a headline tour – including a show in Doncaster in no small way thanks to Doncaster’s One Direction star Louis Tomlinson.

And as well as their own tour, the band – famous for top-five hits Teenage Dirtbag and a cover of Erasure’s A Little Respect – have also been invited to support Busted on the British trio’s comeback arena tour.

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A Wheatus spokesman said: “In a beautiful piece of boy-band cosmic serendipity, Wheatus’ forthcoming UK jaunt will be mostly funded by royalties received via One Direction’s recent cover version of the band’s 2000 worldwide mega-hit Teenage Dirtbag.

“And, boy, does every little help for rock bands in these straitened 21st Century times – money was so tight for Wheatus following their UK tour of autumn 2015 that, unbelievably, the band were forced to sell much of their equipment on e-Bay on their return to the US in order to try and make ends meet.”

Wheatus play Doncaster’s Diamond Live Lounge on May 9. For tickets, priced £15, visit www.diamondlive.co.uk

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