Wishbone Ash hit the road with eponymous debut as part of 'Vintage Album' tour
The tour is part of their itinerary which saw them on sold-out tours in 2017 and the spring this year during which they performed 1972 album 'Argus' and 1974's 'There's the Rub'
Martin Turner and his band hit the road this autumn to bring you live rendition of their classic 1970 eponymous debut 'Wishbone Ash' in its entirety. The tour is a continuation of the band's “vintage album” tours, which saw them on sold-out tours in 2017 and the spring this year during which they performed the seminal 1972 album 'Argus' and 1974’s 'There’s the Rub'.
Wishbone Ash recently released a limited edition deluxe 30-CD career retrospective boxset, The Vintage Years (1970-1991). Loaded with rarities, memorabilia, a new interview and a lavish 156-page hardback book, a third of this new collection features previously unheard & unreleased material. Formed in 1969, Wishbone Ash has over the years created a musical sound that was rich in texture and melody.
More than four decades later, Wishbone Ash would become one of the most enduring and best loved British rock acts - its name synonymous with high quality guitar-driven melodic rock music.
Classic album releases such as Wishbone Ash, Argus, Pilgrimage, There’s the Rub, New England and Live Dates defined the Wishbone Ash sound and have touched the hearts of several generations of music fans.
As lead vocalist and key creative force, founding original member Martin Turner was central to the critical and commercial success of the band's most revered albums, and continues to perform the band’s best loved works with his current line-up, which features guitarists Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic, and drummer Tim Brown.
In recent years Martin Turner has delighted audiences worldwide with his performances of material from the classic periods of Wishbone Ash’s history. Martin’s 2018 touring continues his exploration of the Wishbone Ash catalogue.
The Autumn 2018 tour will feature classic tracks from the extensive Wishbone Ash repertoire, as well as new music that remains true to the original Wishbone Ash style plus, of course, a full performance of Wishbone Ash.
Released in December 1970, the debut Wishbone Ash album contained an eclectic mix of progressive rock, hard-rock, blues, jazz and folk influences with the band’s pioneering twin guitar harmonies resplendent throughout.
Featuring stage favourites such as “Blind Eye”, “Lady Whiskey” and album-closing tour-de-force “Phoenix”, the album received rave reviews from the music media with legendary broadcaster John Peel proclaiming “I haven't been so impressed with a relatively new band for a long time. Their music is original, exciting and beautifully played."
The album’s appeal has endured five decades of musical change and remains a firm favourite with fans of the band and the classic rock genre.
Further vintage album tours are likely in the future – a genuine last opportunity to hear these much-loved works performed live and in full.
UK Tour Dates:
Thurs 13th Chislehurst Beaverwood Club
Fri 14th Worthing Pier Southern Pavilion,
Sat 15th Maidenhead Norden Farm Centre for the Arts
Fri 21st Buckley Tivoli
Sat 22nd St. Helens Citadel Arts Center
Sat 29th Deal The Astor
Sun 30th Colchester Arts Centre
Fri 5th London Boom Boom Club @ Sutton FC
Sat 6th Pocklington Arts Centre
Sun 7th Sutton in Ashfield The Diamond
Sun 21st Cardiff The Globe
Thurs 25th Bilston Robin 2
Fri 26th Darlington The Forum Music Centre
Sat 27th Rotherham Cutlers Arms
For tickets go here or check venue websites.