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News archives 1999 2000 2001 2002


17th November

Gigs confirmed

Witness are now confirmed to play Bristol and London dates. See Tour page for more info.



14th October

Contact details

I am unable to retrieve any of my email from the past 6 months, so anyone who has been trying to contact me regarding info on Witness, please mail me on my new address: dylan_harris @ (for anti-spam purposes remove spaces)



2nd October

New gig announced

Witness are to play their first London gig of the year, at the Borderline on the 3rd December. More news and updates will follow shortly.



13th April

EP details to be released shortly

The release of the highly anticipated EP of new material is back on track and date details will appear here soon.

The new album is also being planned and recorded at present. Three tracks highly likely to appear on there will be One is What One Is, Numbers and The Recovery.

Recent updates to the site include:

- Scars tab

- Mill at the Pier review

- More photos from the Wigan gig

- article from this months "Fly" magazine


7th April

Witness perform triumphant hometown show

Witness have returned back to Bristol after performing to a packed out Mill at the Pier in Wigan on Saturday night. Photos and reviews of the night will appear on the site later this week.

They will no concentrate on pushing ahead with the release of the new EP. Release date will appear here as soon as it is confirmed. Two tracks from the new EP (Numbers and The Script) were previewed on Saturday night.

For anyone looking for a copy of Before The Calm, WH Smith Online are selling it for a bargain 4.99...less than half the price of any other Online retailer. Buy it here

Just added: -  Bristol review and Wigan setlist.


30th March

Witness to preview new material

In an interview earlier this week, Gerard stated that they will be previewing brand new material at the forthcoming Wigan gig. He also said they'll be dipping into their back catalogue for older songs that they've never done live before. He also mentions the new album and when they hope to release it. For the full story, go to the Articles section.

For anyone who has not yet got tickets - have a limited amount left and an extra 100 tickets went on sale in Wigan last week. The last few should still be available from both the Tudor House and the Mill at the Pier box office. Also, remember that Witness play the LOUISIANA in Bristol the night before the Wigan gig.


25th February

Wigan support announced

Support for the forthcoming Wigan gig has been confirmed as highly tipped local acts AMBER WOOD and THE ATOMIC HOUND DOG.


12th February

2nd gig announced

Witness will play Bristol Louisiana on the 4th April, the night before the Wigan gig. Tickets are not yet on sale.



4th February

Publicity pictures added

6 promo photos from the Under A Sun picture sessions have been added to the images section.

Also, several people have emailed me as of late asking when will the band be touring the US. At the moment they are just concentrating on writing and recording new material. The Wigan gig will just be a one off. Once this is finished, and if touring outside of the UK becomes viable then I'm sure the band will tour elsewhere,



31st January

Wigan gig update

Tickets finally went on sale today. People wanting to buy tickets that have not already ordered are advised to book them as soon as possible due to huge demand.

Postal allocations have now SOLD OUT, whilst the Wigan outlets only have a limited supply left. Ticketline still have a fair number left, so please use these if you can't get any from the other outlets.


The broken mp3 links have now been fixed.


26th January

Advance ticket sales going well

Advance ticket sales are now over one hundred for the Mill at The Pier gig in April. Tickets can still be pre-ordered all this week using the postal address on the gig page.

Those wishing to buy tickets in person, will need to wait until Friday before tickets become available. See the gig page for a list of outlets.


Interview with John Langley

Go to the interviews page to read Johns thoughts on the past year and Witness' plans for the coming year.


20th January

Ticket details announced

Tickets for the forthcoming Wigan show will go on sale nationally on Friday 31st January. However, visitors to this site can pre-order your tickets now and avoid paying a booking fee. Tickets will be sent out from Monday 27th January. See the gig section for more details. 


15th January

Witness announce homecoming gig

Witness return to Wigan on the 5th April to play a hometown show to promote their new EP.

The gig will take place at Mill at the Pier with tickets priced at 6. Tickets go on sale at the end of the month through as well as other various independent ticket outlets.

You will also be able to buy tickets through this website, a week before they go on general sale.

Further details will appear over the next few days.


2nd January

Witness plans for the coming year

The EP that Witness have been busy recording over the past few weeks has now been mixed, and will be released independently in March/April.

The four tracks that will appear are; Numbers, The Script, Hide Out and The Ending. Hide Out is taken from the 8 track demo they recorded early last year while Numbers is a reworking of a song also on said demo.  Reviews and audio clips of the tracks will appear here soon.

Work is soon to start on a new album which will consist of almost entirely new tracks. The only track to be used from the demo CD is likely to be "One Is What One Is", with the other tracks being used as future b sides.

The gig set for 29th March has hit a slight hitch and is now likely to be rescheduled for the 5th April. Tickets will be on sale on the 27th January.

Thanks for your continued support of both the band and website during 2002, which will be rewarded with new material and gigs this year!

JUST ADDED: Before the Calm tab