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
21 Lowdham Village Hall £15
22 Hartlepool Supporters Club £15
29 Fletching Trading Boundaries £15
30 Ferndown Barrington Theatre £16
5 Ilminster Square and Compass £15
6 East Prawle Pigs Nose Inn £15
11 Glasgow Ferry £16.50
12 Kinross Greens Hotel £22
13 Sheffield Greystones £15
14 St Helens Citadel £15
18 Chislehurst Beaverwood Club £13
19 Maidenhead Norden Farm Centre £15
20 Havant The Spring Arts Centre £18, £16.20
31 Bath Chapel Arts Centre (unplugged) £16
2 Uttoxeter Acoustic Festival of Britain (unplugged) £17.60
3 Hornchurch Fairkytes Arts Centre (unplugged)  
30 Maidestone Ramblin’ Man Fair  
26 Faversham  A New Day Festival  
16 Newbury Arlington Arts Centre £16
17 Oswestry Lions Quays Hotel £25
22 Hull Fruit Space £15
23 Knaresborough Frazer Theatre £17
 4 Bilston Robin 2 £15
5 Runcorn The Brindley £17
6 Newcastle The Cluny £16.50
12 Worthing Pier £22
13 Hertford Corn Exchange £16
14 London 100 Club £17.50
20 Cardiff The Globe £16.50
21 Worcester  Huntingdon Hall £18
26 Birmingham St.Paul’s £16
27 Hockley Touchline Live £15
3 Wokingham Music Club £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.