Classic album to be played in full
Martin Turner, Founder of the legendary Wishbone Ash, one of Britain’s most enduring and best loved melodic rock acts, has just announced that he will perform seminal Wishbone Ash album ARGUS in it’s entirety at the final UK show on his Written in the Stars Tour on 10th December in Leicester.
Vocalist & bassist Martin Turner, who was the main composer and creative force of Wishbone Ash, and his band, will also perform tracks from his 2015 album release “Written in the Stars” and a selection of 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’s band is Misha Nikolic on guitars, together with Leicester based musicians Danny Willson Guitars/vocals and Tim Brown on drums. (See Notes to Editors below for more information on both Leicester musicians).
Martin says: “We very much look forward to performing the whole Argus album during the show in Leicester as the last gig before the new year which celebrates the 45th anniversary of the albums release. Hope to see you there.”
Tour dates still to go are:-
Date Town Venue
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.