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Wishbone Ash – Argus Live 50th Anniversary Tour
Selected shows to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historical album “Argus”
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina, USA, Feb. 16, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Wishbone Ash’s US tour kicks off February 23 and runs through May 24. The tour, with stops in the Northeast/Midwest and South/West, will continue the band’s 50th anniversary celebrations and also mark the golden anniversary of their landmark album, “Argus.”
“Fortunately, before Covid-19 shut down live music around the world, we managed to celebrate our 50th anniversary by touring Europe and other territories in support of our new album, ‘Coat of Arms'” , says founding member Andy Powell (guitar, lead vocals). “The United States wasn’t so lucky they missed the party, so we’ll be resuming the celebration for our friends and fans who missed out due to the pandemic.”
Formed in October 1969, Wishbone Ash pioneered a melodic two-track guitar style that inspired bands such as Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden. Influenced in equal measure by British folk traditions, American jazz and R&B, the group has won critical and public acclaim.
‘Argus’ (1972), their third double-platinum album, is interwoven with witty imagery, featuring classics such as ‘The King Will Come’, ‘Throw Down the Sword’ and ‘Blowin’ Free’ – all three are always staples of Wishbone Ash’s regular gigs. The iconic album cover design is one of the legendary works of Hipgnosis – a sentinel watching over a misty landscape – encapsulating the title of the album, which was taken from the one-eyed watcher of Greek mythology.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of “Argus”, the band will perform the album in its entirety at select shows on the tour.
Slated for release later this year is a special limited-release “Argus” box set containing the remastered album as well as historic, previously unreleased live albums from the original band, at the time.
The quintessential road band, Wishbone Ash have achieved worldwide recognition, firmly based on a regimen of relentless touring and recording. The power and melody made Ash a hard act to follow, as they are currently being discovered by new generations of loyal rock fans.
Powell exchanges licks with Yorkshire’s Mark Abrahams, who has been playing Wishbone Ash tunes since he was young. Bob Skeat keeps the rock low end, working the grooves with new band member Mike Truscott on drums. Mike is also from Yorkshire, England, like Mark Abrahams.
In the past few years alone, tours have taken place in North America, Europe and the UK, as well as Japan and South Africa. Each year, approximately 30,000 actual road miles are travelled, taking the band’s special brand of double guitar-based rock around the planet.
“Everyone now knows that Wishbone Ash are one of the hardest working rock bands today and so it was a real blow to be ripped out of our comfort zone – to be on tour” , Powell said. “A lot of personal, financial and physical adjustments went into taking this enforced break, for all of us, but we got busy. I worked on my gear and worked on songs. I also launched my site in line patreon.com/andypowell where I dispense road stories, guitar tips and songwriting ideas This kind of thing has kept us individually focused and creative, but there’s nothing like only a lifetime on the road, especially if you’ve been living this way for 50 years!
For tour dates and more information, visit:
www.wishboneash.com or follow the group on Facebook (@wishbone.ash.official), Instagram (@wishboneashofficial) and Twitter (@wishboneash_com).
WISHBONE ASH US TOUR SPRING 2022
FEBRUARY 23 – BULL RUN – SHIRLEY, MA
FEBRUARY 24 – DARYL’S HOUSE CLUB – PAWLING, NY
FEBRUARY 25 – MAUCH CHUNK OPERA – JIM THORPE, PA
FEBRUARY 27 – CLUB CAFE – PITTSBURGH, PA
MARCH 1 – TOKEN LOUNGE – WESTLAND, MI
MARCH 2 – THE LUDLOW GARAGE – CINCINNATI, OH
MARCH 3 – DES PLAINES THEATER – DES PLAINES, IL*
MARCH 4 – ARCADA THEATER – ST. CHARLES, IL
MARCH 5 – THE WILDEY THEATER – EDWARDSVILLE, IL
MARCH 6 – THE WILDEY THEATER – EDWARDSVILLE, IL*
MARCH 8 – RIVER MUSIC EXPERIENCE – DAVENPORT, IA
MARCH 9 – ON PROSPECT COLECTIVO – MILWAUKEE, WI
MARCH 10 – IRVING THEATER – INDIANAPOLIS, IN
MARCH 12 – FUR PEACE RANCH – POMEROY, OH
MARCH 13 – FUR PEACE RANCH – POMEROY, OH*
MARCH 14 – KENT STADIUM – KENT, OH
MARCH 15 – SPORTSMENS TAVERN – BUFFALO, NY
MARCH 16 – SWYER HALL – ALBANY, NY
MARCH 17 – TUPELO MUSIC HALL – DERRY, NH
MARCH 18 – WALL STREET THEATER – NORWALK, CT
MARCH 19 – SELLERSVILLE THEATER – SELLERSVILLE, PA
MARCH 20 – RAMS HEAD – ANNAPOLIS, MD
MARCH 22 – TIN PAN – RICHMOND, VA
MARCH 23 – NEIGHBORHOOD THEATER – CHARLOTTE, NC*
APRIL 21 – KING CENTER STUDIO – MELBOURNE, FL
APRIL 22 – FUNKY COOKIE – BOCA RATON, FL
APRIL 23 – LYRIC THEATER – STUART, FL*
APRIL 24 – SKIPPER’S SMOKER – TAMPA, FL*
APRIL 26 – VINYL MUSIC HALL – PENSACOLA, FL*
APRIL 27 – HOUSE OF BLUES – NEW ORLEANS, LA*
APRIL 28 – DOSEY DOE – WOODLANDS, TX*
APRIL 29 – THE GUITAR SANCTUARY – MCKINNEY, TX
APRIL 30 – SAM’S BURGER JOINT – SAN ANTONIO, TX*
MAY 2-6 – SHOREBOARD CRUISE – Port Canaveral/Labadee/Coco Cay
MAY 7 – THE CANYON – AGOURA HILLS, CA*
MAY 8 – THE COACH HOUSE – SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA
MAY 9 – BELLY UP – SOLANA BEACH, CA*
MAY 10 – RIALTO THEATER – TUCSON, AZ*
MAY 11 – RHYTHM ROOM – PHOENIX, AZ
MAY 14 – YOSHI’S – OAKLAND, CA*
MAY 15 – LITTLE FOX THEATER – REDWOOD CITY, CA
MAY 17 – WOW MUSIC HALL – EUGENE, GOLD*
MAY 18 – TOWER THEATER – BEND, OR
MAY 19 – JAZZBONES – TACOMA, WA
MAY 21 – BING CROSBY THEATER – SPOKANE, WA*
MAY 22 – ALADDIN THEATER – PORTLAND, GOLD*
MAY 23 – TRIPLE DOOR – SEATTLE, WA
MAY 24 – TRIPLE DOOR – SEATTLE, WA*
* Perform the album “Argus” in its entirety!
North American Reservation: Steve Ozark, Ozark Talent (785)-760-3143, OzarkTalent@gmail.com
Kate Goldsmith, email@example.com
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