An Evening of Wishbone Ash music… and beyond – MARTIN TURNER 2017 TOUR DATES

Martin Turner Band by Manny Manson 3322Martin Turner, founder of the legendary Wishbone Ash, one of Britain’s most enduring and best loved melodic rock acts, announces his 33-date The Beauty of Chaos 2017 UK tour, which will include rare performance of the seminal Wishbone Ash album, ARGUS, in it’s entirety.

It is 45 years since Argus, Wishbone Ash’s third and most popular album was released when it reached No. 2 in the UK album charts and was named Album of the Year by UK music press. Vocalist & bassist Martin Turner, was the main composer, lyricist and creative force behind this critically acclaimed album, which remains one of the most enduring works of the classic rock era.

Martin Turner’s The Beauty of Chaos tour will also feature classic album tracks and stage favourites from the extensive Wishbone Ash repertoire, as well as material from the recent “Written in the Stars” album that remains true to the original Wishbone Ash blueprint.
 
Three dates on this tour (Bath, Uttoxeter & Hornchurch) will see Martin & his band perform a select series of intimate un-plugged concerts. With its melodic nature, the classic Wishbone Ash material lends itself ideally to the stripped-down acoustic format. All other shows will be performed in the band’s usual electric format.

Turner says: “My band – Danny, Tim and Misha – and I are looking forward to the upcoming tour. As always fans can expect a mix of songs from various albums – further exploration of the extensive Wishbone Ash catalogue and selected cuts from the more recent “Written in the Stars” album. This time around we will also be including full performance of “Argus”. I’m constantly being made aware how this album still resonates with people and holds a special place in their hearts, some 45 years after its release. This I believe is due to the strong melodic content of the music and the universal themes – everyone can relate to the lyrical references to time, space, war, etc. The album marked a creative peak of the original band, with inspired contributions from all. In 2017 I feel my band has a great empathy for the music and the ability to reproduce the album faithfully onstage in a way that is fresh and exciting.”

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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.

 

Full tour dates and festival appearances are: –

Date  Town  Venue  Ticket  Price
APRIL      
21 Lowdham Village Hall https://goo.gl/7tUI6Z £15
22 Hartlepool Supporters Club http://goo.gl/TrHQV9 £15
29 Fletching Trading Boundaries http://goo.gl/WlBSw3 £15
30 Ferndown Barrington Theatre https://goo.gl/IAGAUY £16
MAY      
5 Ilminster Square and Compass https://goo.gl/kCY6A2 £15
6 East Prawle Pigs Nose Inn https://goo.gl/g972nO £15
11 Glasgow Ferry http://goo.gl/oh9cfB £16.50
12 Kinross Greens Hotel http://goo.gl/5cT1lM £22
13 Sheffield Greystones https://goo.gl/PULGiu £15
14 St Helens Citadel http://goo.gl/Yffm3m £15
18 Chislehurst Beaverwood Club https://goo.gl/IzQh8u £13
19 Maidenhead Norden Farm Centre https://goo.gl/z4D0Jh £15
20 Havant The Spring Arts Centre http://thespring.co.uk/ £18, £16.20
31 Bath Chapel Arts Centre (unplugged) https://goo.gl/ABjylD £16
JUNE      
2 Uttoxeter Acoustic Festival of Britain (unplugged) https://goo.gl/KtYIHZ £17.60
3 Hornchurch Fairkytes Arts Centre (unplugged) http://goo.gl/saOKfw  
JULY      
30 Maidestone Ramblin’ Man Fair https://goo.gl/0uaaie  
AUGUST      
26 Faversham  A New Day Festival https://goo.gl/SvDtuN  
SEPTEMBER      
16 Newbury Arlington Arts Centre https://goo.gl/wJzKOS £16
17 Oswestry Lions Quays Hotel http://goo.gl/i7JEUg £25
22 Hull Fruit Space https://goo.gl/HUkTQf £15
23 Knaresborough Frazer Theatre https://goo.gl/jznaZk £17
OCTOBER      
 4 Bilston Robin 2 https://goo.gl/3wuxtk £15
5 Runcorn The Brindley http://goo.gl/lTV2U5 £17
6 Newcastle The Cluny http://goo.gl/Kafhmt £16.50
12 Worthing Pier http://goo.gl/c6gI2K £22
13 Hertford Corn Exchange http://goo.gl/tsXjSY £16
14 London 100 Club https://goo.gl/KUIEZH £17.50
20 Cardiff The Globe http://goo.gl/qzghHt £16.50
21 Worcester  Huntingdon Hall https://goo.gl/Qyidiw £18
26 Birmingham St.Paul’s  https://goo.gl/F2gd22 £16
27 Hockley Touchline Live https://goo.gl/bYh9Mu £15
NOVEMBER      
3 Wokingham Music Club https://goo.gl/nxdVkJ £15

 

Martin Turner is also delighted to announce that The Beauty of Chaos CD & DVD, recorded live in 2016, will be released later this year… more info will follow.

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