New York’s Wheatus confirmed to play at their second LeeStock festival in 2017. We hope you’re as excited to see them again as we are.
Originally formed in 1995 by Brendan B. Brown, Wheatus from Northport, NY, rose to fame in 2000 with their hit single ‘Teenage Dirtbag’. The song has featured on the soundtrack to films including ‘Loser’ and HBO’s television series ‘Generation Kill’. The second single from their first album, an Erasure cover of ‘A Little Respect’, made the top 5 in the UK charts and became another huge worldwide hit.
Upon the release of their second album ‘Hand Over Your Loved Ones’, the band suffered from a lack of exposure and promotion due to a dispute with their record label. The 2003 disagreement meant the album was never released in the USA and was barely publicised in the UK and other parts of the world. In 2004 the band broke from their record contract and re-released their second album in 2005 as ‘Suck Fony’. Since 2007 the album has been available for download via iTunes and Amazon MP3.
Their third album ‘Too Soon Monsoon’ was released in 2005 and made available for download on the bands website. A host of line-up changes, tours, EP’s and album releases over the last 10 years saw the band embark on a successful 15th anniversary tour in 2015, including 30 shows in the UK, along with seven in Ireland and several more across Europe and the US.
In 2016 the band toured as main support for Busted during their ‘Pigs Can Fly’ Arena Tour. A seventh album is now being recorded, which is due for release in early 2017.