|Wishbone Ash, whose legendary twin lead guitar line-up warrants them one of the important and influential rock bands in music history, have signed to Steamhammer / SPV to release their upcoming new studio album in January 2020.
The lead single, 'We Stand As One', is set to be released in conjunction with their extensive 50th Anniversary October / November 2019 UK tour. Founder member, guitarist and vocalist Andy Powell promises "A real heavy rock anthem in the spirit of Wishbone Ash classics such as 'The Warrior', featuring awesome guitar sounds that our fans will love." A video clip, scheduled to be shot at the band's Islington 02 Academy concert on October 17th, is also in the pipeline.
Andy Powell, alongside guitarist Mark Abrahams and long-standing band members Bob Skeat (bass) and Joe Crabtree (drums), are currently in the studio in the US applying the finishing touches to the new album.
Both Andy Powell and Steamhammer/SPV A&R manager Olly Hahn are delighted with the signing.
Powell; "Germany has always been one of our most important markets, so it makes a lot of sense to sign with a record company such as SPV, which has a strong network of partners, knows Wishbone Ash really well and also has its stylistic focus on classic rock music. We look forward to a fruitful collaboration."
Olly Hahn adds; "Wishbone Ash have written music history not only with classics such as 'Argus', 'Live Dates' and 'There's The Rub', but also with tougher numbers such as on 'Twin Barrels Burning'; they have consistently released outstanding albums for the past fifty years. So we're proud and happy to accompany and support this unique band during their anniversary year."
UK Tour dates are:-
11 OCTOBER Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury
12 OCTOBER Ropetackle Arts Centre Shoreham-By-Sea
15 OCTOBER Princess Theatre Hunstanton
16 OCTOBER J2, Cambridge Junction Cambridge
17 OCTOBER O2 Academy Islington London
18 OCTOBER O2 Institute2 Birmingham Digbeth
19 OCTOBER The Roses Tewkesbury
20 OCTOBER Coliseum Theatre Aberdare
22 OCTOBER Dorking Halls Dorking
23 OCTOBER The Haymarket Basingstoke
24 OCTOBER The Brook Southampton
25 OCTOBER Tivoli Theatre Wimborne
26 OCTOBER Cheese & Grain Frome
27 OCTOBER Exeter Phoenix Exeter
29 OCTOBER Swindon Arts Centre Swindon
30 OCTOBER The Stables Milton Keynes
31 OCTOBER The Flowerpot Derby
1 NOVEMBER The Met Bury
2 NOVEMBER Floral Hall at the Waterfront Southport
3 NOVEMBER The Grand Clitheroe
5 NOVEMBER Bootleggers Music Bar Kendal
6 NOVEMBER Sage Gateshead
7 NOVEMBER The Ferry Glasgow
8 NOVEMBER Old Fire Station Carlisle
9 NOVEMBER Jamhouse Edinburgh
10 NOVEMBER The Lemon Tree Aberdeen
12 NOVEMBER ARC Stockton-on-tees
13 NOVEMBER The Welly 2 Hull
14 NOVEMBER Brudenell Social Club Leeds
15 NOVEMBER The Picturedrome Holmfirth
16 NOVEMBER The Y Theatre Leicester