ASH WINTER UK TOUR AND NEW SINGLE


Blazing a trail this summer with festival appearances around the globe, Ash announce an extensive UK tour for December.

Tim, Mark and Rick will play eleven dates in the UK and Ireland with a London show at Shepherds Bush Empire. Tickets are on sale from Friday August 7th. Full list of dates as follows:

DECEMBER

2 – BRISTOL, Bierkeller

3 – LONDON, Shepherds Bush Empire

5 – NEWCASTLE, Riverside

6 – GLASGOW, ABC

8 – MANCHESTER, Ritz

9 – WOLVERHAMPTON, Wulfrun Hall

10 – SHEFFIELD, Leadmill

12 – NORWICH, Waterfront

13 – BRIGHTON, Concorde 2

14 – CARDIFF, Y Plas Cardiff University

15 – DUBLIN, Olympia

The trio released their latest album Kablammo! in May and a new single Machinery is set for release on October 9th. Described by Tim as “probably the most indie pop tune on the record” it’s “essentially a song about someone in modern times trying to find a real connection” he explains. “It was one of the final ones we worked on” says Mark “it’s just a beautiful melody.”

Kablammo, released to a fanfare of positive reviews, marks eight years since the release of Ash’s last studio album ‘Twilight Of The Innocents’, the album they vowed would be their last. The ensuing years saw the band embark on the ambitious A-Z singles series and its accompanying A-Z tour taking them from Aldershot to Zennor. Putting the album format to one side allowed Ash to explore a different dynamic to their sound across 26 tracks released over a year.

On ‘Kablammo!’ they set out to capture the live essence of Ash, the closest sonic predecessor being 2004's 'Meltdown', they say, with the songwriting of the 'Free All Angels' singles. “We've stripped away the electronic overtones of the A-Z series and made a streamlined blazing guitar record.”

In addition to their December tour Ash will play Reading & Leeds festival making their 9th appearance at the event. AUG 28-30 – Reading and Leeds Festival

Added on 03/08/2015 by jedisteve