Crisscrossing the nation from A to Z, evergreen rock stars ASH promote their mould breaking A-Z Singles Collection with a 26 date UK tour. Visiting some of the country’s live music back waters…

Working alphabetically through the towns and cities of the British Isles from Aldershot to Zennor, Ash will be dropping in on the UK’s lesser-visited concert venues. Exotic locations like Ventnor (that’s on the Isle of Wight), The Havana Club (in Jersey), Upper Norwood (South London of course…) and the Devonshire seaside town of ‘eXmouth’, will be among those experiencing a rare visit from a major touring act; and who better to ‘bring the rock’ then the acclaimed live act and hit factory that is Ash?

The tour provides the launch pad for the bands unique A-Z Series, kicking off with the electro-ballad True Love 1980 on October 12th. The A-Z series will see a collection of 26 limited edition 7” and digital download singles, released fortnightly over the coming year.

Rising to the challenge of the creative Everest that is a 26 single campaign, with ‘True Love’ Tim Wheeler has delivered a typically monumental piece of pop; tapping into Ash's trademark hooks and three piece dynamism, while reveling in the possibilities of their groundbreaking studio project. True Love 1980 follows the critically acclaimed free download single Return Of White Rabbit dropped earlier this summer… Where Return of the White Rabbit showcased angular guitars and growling basslines, True Love 1980 delivers a perfect slice of Back-To-The-Future synth pop balladry from Ash's hit writing engine room.

THE A TO Z TOUR – Dates in full:

19th OCTOBER - ALDERSHOT West End Centre (01252 330040 / https://kiosk.iristickets.co.uk/k?WestEnd&ASH )
20th OCTOBER - BRADFORD The Gasworks (01132454650 / www.lunatickets.co.uk)
21st OCTOBER - CARLISLE The Brickyard (08700600100 / www.ticketweb.co.uk)
23rd OCTOBER - DUNDEE Fat Sam’s (08444771000 / www.ticketweb.co.uk)
24TH OCTOBER - EAST GRANGE The Loft (0844 4999990 / www.gigsinscotland.com)
25TH OCTOBER - FALKIRK Behind The Wall (08444999990 / www.gigsinscotland.com)
27th OCTOBER - GLOUCESTER Guildhall (01452503050 / www.gloucesterguildhall.com)
28th OCTOBER - HASTINGS Crypt (01424201159 / www.ticketweb.co.uk)
30th OCTOBER - IPSWICH Corn Exchange (www.gigsandtours.com)
31st OCTOBER - JERSEY, St.Helier Havana Club (01534887786 / www.ticketline.co.uk)
2ND NOVEMBER - KINGSTON The Peel (02085495871 / www.banquetrecords.com/shows)
3RD NOVEMBER - LOUGHBOROUGH University (01509635000 / www.gigantic.com)
4th NOVEMBER - MILTON KEYNES Pitz Club (01908660392 / www.wegottickets.com)
6TH NOVEMBER - NEWPORT Tjs (01633216608 / www.seetickets.com)
7TH NOVEMBER - OLDHAM Castle (08448889991 / www.ticketline.co.uk)
8TH NOVEMBER - PLYMOUTH Hippo (08700600100 / www.ticketweb.co.uk)
10th NOVEMBER - QUEENS PARK Corrib Rest (08712200260 / www.gigsandtours.com)
11th NOVEMBER - ROTHERHAM The Vault (08444775775 / www.gigantic.com/gigantic/event_gce_13941a.html)
12th NOVEMBER - SWANSEA Sin City (01792654226 / www.seetickets.com)
14TH NOVEMBER - TUNBRIDGE WELLS Forum (08712777101 / www.wegottickets.com)
16th NOVEMBER - UPPER NORWOOD Gipsy Hill Tavern (08712200260 / www.gigsandtours.com)
17TH NOVEMBER - VENTNOR Winter Gardens (01983857581 / www.seetickets.com)
19TH NOVEMBER - WORCESTER Dive Bar (01905740800 / www.worcsu.com/events/)
21ST NOVEMBER - EXMOUTH Pavilion (08712200260 / www.gigsandtours.com)
22nd NOVEMBER - YEOVIL Orange Box (08712200260 / www.gigsandtours.com)
23RD NOVEMBER - ZENNOR Village Hall (08712200260 / www.seetickets.com)


Photo: © Dan Aitch

Added on 26/08/2009 by jedisteve