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.