Friday, March 12, 2010

Classic British Rockers Wishbone Ash Announce U.S. Tour Dates

Classic rock legends Wishbone Ash will be performing a select number of US dates on their current major world tour that began this past October. Wishbone Ash embarked on an intensive 6-month tour plan, a 'final fling' taking the band 'round to next July in celebration of the 40th anniversary of its long career.

The October tour of the UK began on the 2nd and ended the first week of November. Then in January 2010 the band hit the road again for the Netherlands, Germany and Scandinavia. Canada's blues prodigy, Jimmy Bowskill, opened for the band on this 6-week tour.

After playing Finland and France, the USA east coast tour begins on March 24th in Annapolis, MD and ends April 3rd in Milwaukee, WI. The band will then proceed to Switzerland and Italy just prior to the usual spring UK tour. A US west coast tour, plus a possible Far East visit in conjunction with a two night confirmed Tokyo appearance, is being discussed for June. Also confirmed for June are 3 stadium shows in South Africa with Deep Purple. In addition the band will be revisiting Warsaw and Poznan in Poland plus Prague in the Czech Republic.

Wishbone Ash's US tour dates are as followed:

March 24 - Ramshead Tavern - Annapolis, MD
March 25 - Sellersville Theater - Sellersville, PA
March 26 - Bull Run - Shirley, MA
March 27 - Boulton Theater - Bay Shore, NY
March 28 - Moondog's - Blawnox, PA
March 29 - Winchester Music Hall - Lakewood, OH
March 30 - Callahan's - Auburn Hills, MI
April 1 - Voodoo Cafe and Lounge - Maryland Heights, MO
April 2 - Fitzgerald's - Berwyn, IL
April 3 - Shank Hall - Milwaukee, WI

Founded in England in 1969, Wishbone Ash has released over 30 albums to date, and has been touted as one of the first dual-guitar rock bands, influencing the likes of Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

The group’s 1972 classic release Argus, which was voted ‘Album Of The Year’ by readers of UK’s Melody Maker and NME, was remixed and reissued in 2002 as a special 30th anniversary edition and consequently was Universal / MCA’s fastest selling reissue in the label’s history. In April there will be a new archive box set compilation 'Sometime World' on release from Universal / Island plus re-released versions of the band’s first 4 albums with deluxe artwork and additional liner notes.

Wishbone Ash "Blowin' Free" 2010 :

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