British India founding member and guitarist will “retire” from the band he helped start in 2004.
British India are Wilson, Declan Melia, Will Drummond and Matt O’Gorman. Until this announcement, the line-up had been stable since day one.
Wilson was with the band for their six albums, four of which went Top 10 on the ARIA Album Chart. The most recent album ‘Forgetting The Future’ (2017) peaked at no 12.
Wilson issued a statement saying:
“British India is something we started as snotty nosed high school kid 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.
“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 will farewell Nic Wilson with one final tour.
British India dates
Friday 2 November
The Basement | Canberra, ACT
Saturday 3 November
SS&A Club | Albury, NSW
Thursday 8 November
Northshore Tavern | Hillarys, WA
Friday 9 November
Settlers Tavern | Margaret River, WA
Saturday 10 November
Amplifier | Perth, WA
Sunday 11 November
Newport Hotel | Fremantle, WA
Friday 16 November
Stirling Arms Hotel | Guilford, WA
Saturday 17 November
Prince Of Wales | Bunbury, WA
Sunday 18 November
Indi Bar | Scarborough, WA
Friday 23 November
The Office | Townsville, QLD
Saturday 24 November
Tanks Arts Centre | Cairns, QLD
Friday 30 November
Tap House | Bendigo, VIC
Saturday 1 December
Barwon Club | Geelong, VIC
Thursday 6 December
Highfield Hotel | Caringbah, NSW
Friday 7 December
Tattersall’s Hotel | Penrith, NSW
Saturday 8 December
Narrabeen RSL | Narrabeen, NSW
Friday 14 December
The Zoo | Brisbane, QLD
Friday 21 December
The Corner | Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 12 January
Hastings Foreshore | Hastings, VIC
Saturday 19 January
Broadwater Entertainment Precinct | Southport, QLD
Sunday 20 January
Sunshine Coast Stadium | Sunshine Coast, QLD
Friday 25 January
Harts Mill | Port Adelaide, SA
Saturday 26 January
Shoalhaven Turf Club | Shoalhaven, NSW
Sunday 27 January
Westport Park | Port Macquarie, NSW