The Beauty of Chaos Tour 2017 - Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash


Martin Turner, founder of the legendary Wishbone Ash, one of Britain’s most enduring and best loved melodic rock acts, announces his 33-date The Beauty of Chaos 2017 UK tour, which will include a rare performance of the seminal Wishbone Ash album, ARGUS, in it’s entirety.

It is 45 years since Argus, Wishbone Ash’s third and most popular album was released when it reached No. 2 in the UK album charts and was named Album of the Year by UK music press.  Vocalist & bassist Martin Turner, was the main composer, lyricist and creative force behind this critically acclaimed album, which remains one of the most enduring works of the classic rock era.

Martin Turner’s The Beauty of Chaos tour will also feature classic album tracks and stage favourites from the extensive Wishbone Ash repertoire, as well as material from the recent “Written in the Stars album that remains true to the original Wishbone Ash blueprint.

Three dates on this tour (Bath, Uttoxeter & Hornchurch) will see Martin & his band perform a select series of intimate un-plugged concerts.  With its melodic nature, the classic Wishbone Ash material lends itself ideally to the stripped-down acoustic format.  All other shows will be performed in the band’s usual electric format.





Turner says: “My band – Danny, Tim and Misha – and I are looking forward to the upcoming tour. As always fans can expect a mix of songs from various albums – further exploration of the extensive Wishbone Ash catalogue and selected cuts from the more recent “Written in the Stars” album. This time around we will also be including full performance of “Argus”. I’m constantly being made aware how this album still resonates with people and holds a special place in their hearts, some 45 years after its release. This I believe is due to the strong melodic content of the music and the universal themes – everyone can relate to the lyrical references to time, space, war, etc. The album marked a creative peak of the original band, with inspired contributions from all. In 2017 I feel my band has a great empathy for the music and the ability to reproduce the album faithfully onstage in a way that is fresh and exciting.”

Full tour dates and festival appearances are: -


21  April    Lowdham   Village Hall (£15)
22  April    Hartlepool  Supporters Club  (£15)
29  April    Fletching  Trading Boundaries  (£15)
30  April    Ferndown   Barrington Theatre  (£16)
5 May  Ilminster  Square and Compass (£15)
6 May  East Prawle,  Pigs Nose Inn   (£15)
11 May Glasgow   Ferry (£16.50)
12 May Kinross    Greens Hotel  (£22) 
13 May   Sheffield Greystones  (£15)
14 May   St Helens   Citadel  (£15)
18 May  Chislehurst   Beaverwood Club   (£13)
19 May  Maidenhead     Norden Farm Centre    (£15)
20 May Havant       The Spring Arts Centre   (£18, £16.20)
31 May  Bath  Chapel Arts Centre (unplugged) (£16)
2 June  Uttoxeter   Acoustic Festival of Britain (unplugged)
3 June  Hornchurch       Fairkytes Arts Centre (unplugged)    (17.60)
30 July  Maidestone    Ramblin’ Man Fair
26 Aug   Faversham    A New Day Festival
16 Sept Newbury   Arlington Arts Centre (£16)
17 Sept  Oswestry     Lions Quays Hotel    (£25)
22 Sept  Hull     Fruit Space      (£15)
23 Sept Knaresborough,  Frazer Theatre  (£17)
4 Oct   Bilston,   Robin 2      (£15)
5 Oct   Runcorn  The Brindley      (£17)
6 Oct  Newcastle  The Cluny      (£16.50)
12 Oct  Worthing  Pier        (£22)
13 Oct  Hertford   Corn Exchange (£16)
14 Oct London   100 Club  (£17.50)
20 Oct Cardiff  The Globe   (£16.50)
21 Oct Worcester  Huntingdon Hall    (£18)
26 Oct Birmingham,   St.Paul’s   (£16)
27 Oct Hockley   Touchline Live   (£15)
3 Nov Wokingham  Music Club  (£15)


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