Monday, 24 October 2016

"Written in the Stars" UK Tour Nov/Dec 2016 - Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash



Founder of the legendary Wishbone Ash, one of Britain’s most enduring and best loved melodic rock acts, Martin Turner takes to the road with his 19-date UK Written in the Stars Tour during November/December 2016.   

Vocalist & bassist Martin Turner, who was the main composer and creative force of Wishbone Ash, and his band, will perform tracks from his 2015 album release “Written in the Stars” as well as a selection of much-loved Wishbone Ash classics.  Formed in 1969 by Turner and Steve Upton, Wishbone Ash forged a unique musical identity that produced some of rock music's best loved works, influenced numerous successful bands and resulted in millions of album sales.

Martin says, “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 months. 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. 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.”

Date                           Town                         Venue

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 , Thurs        Bristol                         The Tunnels
Nov 11th, Fri              Dartmouth                 The Flavel
Nov 12th, Sat             Great Torrington       Plough Arts Centre
Nov 13th, Sun           Penzance                  Acorn
Nov 16th, Weds         Worthing                    Pier
Nov 17th, Thurs         Dagenham                Roundhouse


Date                           Town                         Venue

Nov 18th, Fri              Deal                            Astor
Nov 19th Sat              Farncombe                Music Club
Nov 22nd, Tues         Bromsgrove               Artrix
Nov 24th, Thurs         Southport                  The Atkinson
Nov 25th, Fri              Grimsby                     Yardbirds
Nov 26th, Sat             Doncaster                  Leopard 
Dec 1st, Thurs           Twickenham             Eel Pie Club
Dec 3rd,  Sat               Porthcawl                  Planet Rockstock
Dec 10th, Sat            Leicester                    Y Theatre

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. This promises to be the deepest anthology of Wishbone Ash’s classic period to date and is being compiled with full co-operation and involvement of all key members of the definitive classic line-ups – Martin Turner, Steve Upton, Ted Turner, Andy Powell and Laurie Wisefield. The content will dig deep into the archives and already many live and studio multi-track masters have been uncovered, largely from Martin Turner’s personal archive.

In Spring 2017, Martin will release a live DVD/CD recording from the “Written in the Stars” tour, filmed earlier in 2016 at the Citadel, St.Helens. 

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