Martin Turner Autumn 2016 tour dates

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.”

Tour dates are:-

Date                       Town                         Venue

2 Nov, Wed            Bilston                        Robin 2
4 Nov, Fri               Bathgate                    Dreadnought Rock
5 Nov, Sat              Aberdeen                  Krakatoa
6 Nov, Sun             Carlisle                      Old Fire Station
10 Nov, Thurs        Bristol                         The Tunnels
11 Nov, Fri             Dartmouth                 The Flavel
12 Nov, Sat           Great Torrington       Plough Arts Centre
13 Nov, Sun           Penzance                  Acorn
16 Nov, Weds         Worthing                    Pier
17 Nov, Thurs         Dagenham                Roundhouse
18 Nov, Fri              Deal                            Astor
19 Nov Sat              Farncombe                Music Club
22 Nov, Tues         Bromsgrove               Artrix
24 Nov, Thurs         Southport                  The Atkinson
25 Nov, Fri              Grimsby                     Yardbirds
26 Nov, Sat             Doncaster                  Leopard 
1 Dec,  Thurs           Twickenham             Eel Pie Club 
2 Dec, Fri                Porthcawl                  Planet Rockstock
3 Dec, 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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