Martin Turner Talks Wishbone Ash Tour


Founder of the legendary Wishbone Ash, one of Britain’s most enduring and best loved melodic rock acts, Martin Turner takes to the road with his 19-date UK ‘Written in the Stars Tour’ during November/December 2016.   

 Vocalist & bassist Martin Turner, who was the main composer and creative force of Wishbone Ash, and his band, will perform tracks from his 2015 album release “Written in the Stars” as well as a selection of much-loved 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 says, “We had such a great reception from audiences at our recent “Written in the Stars” shows in the UK, Poland and Germany, we can’t wait to return to UK stages next months. I’m overwhelmed by the emotional connection audiences continue to make with the classic Wishbone Ash music which has been a backdrop to so many people’s lives – mine included. The material from the recent “Written in the Stars” album, which is in the same ballpark melodically and musically, has been very well received wherever we have played.”

Watch Martin chat about the tour here:

Tour dates are:-

Date                           Town                          Venue

 Nov 2nd, Wed             Bilston                       Robin 2

Nov 4th, Fri                 Bathgate                    Dreadnought Rock

Nov 5th, Sat                Aberdeen                  Krakatoa

Nov 6th, Sun              Carlisle                      Old Fire Station

Nov 10th , Thurs        Bristol                        The Tunnels

Nov 11th, Fri               Dartmouth                 The Flavel

Nov 12th, Sat             Great Torrington      Plough Arts Centre

Nov 13th, Sun            Penzance                  Acorn

Nov 16th, Weds         Worthing                    Pier

Nov 17th, Thurs         Dagenham               Roundhouse

 Date                           Town                          Venue

 Nov 18th, Fri               Deal                           Astor

Nov 19th Sat              Farncombe               Music Club

Nov 22nd, Tues         Bromsgrove              Artrix

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.



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