Martin Turner co-founder of Wishbone Ash hits the road for a 19 date UK winter tour in support of his latest album, Written in the Stars Tour.
“We had such a great reception from audiences at our recent Written in the Stars shows in the UK, Poland and Germany; we can’t wait to return to UK stages next month,” said the vocalist and bass player. The tour will be followed in Spring 2017 by a live DVD/CD recording filmed earlier in 2016 at the Citadel, St.Helens.
Martin Turner also confirms his involvement in the compilation of Wishbone Ash: The Vintage Years – A definitive 32 disc CD boxed set spanning the period 1970 – 1991, scheduled for release by Snapper Music during 2017/18.
Formed in 1969 by Turner and drummer Steve Upton, Wishbone Ash’s unique blending of rock, folk music, blues and early prog gave them a unique musical identity that resulted in album sales in their millions and influencing bands like Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden along the way.
Wishbone Ash: The Vintage Years is being compiled with full co-operation and involvement from all the key members of the definitive classic line-ups – Martin Turner, Steve Upton, guitarists Andy Powell and Ted Turner, and his replacement Laurie Wisefield. The content is said to dig deep into the archives and already many live and studio multi-track masters have been uncovered, largely from Martin Turner’s own personal archive.
“I’m overwhelmed by the emotional connection audiences continue to make with the classic Wishbone Ash music which has been a backdrop to so many people’s lives – mine included,” Turner commented, adding: “The material from the recent Written in the Stars album, which is in the same ballpark melodically and musically, has been very well received wherever we have played.” Martin Turner fans will get the chance to hear both on his UK tour this November and December.
Martin Turner UK Tour Dates.
Nov 2nd Wed: Bilston, Robin 2
Nov 4th Fri: Bathgate, Dreadnought Rock
Nov 5th Sat: Aberdeen, Krakatoa
Nov 6th Sun: Carlisle, Old Fire Station
Nov 10th Thur: Bristol, The Tunnels
Nov 11th Fri: Dartmouth, The Flavel
Nov 12th Sat: Great Torrington, Plough Arts Centre
Nov 13th Sun: Penzance, Acorn
Nov 16th Wed: Worthing, Pier
Nov 17th Thur: Dagenham, Roundhouse
Nov 18th Fri: Deal, Astor
Nov 19th Sat: Farncombe, Music Club
Nov 22nd Tue: Bromsgrove, Artrix
Nov 24th Thur: Southport, The Atkinson
Nov 25th Fri: Grimsby, Yardbirds
Nov 26th Sat: Doncaster, Leopard
Dec 1st Thur: Twickenham, Eel Pie Club
Dec 2nd Fri: Porthcawl, Planet Rockstock
Dec 3rd Sat: Leicester, Y Theatre