Martin Turner prepares for autumn dates and confirms collaboration with former Wishbone Ash colleagues for 32-disc CD boxed set

martin-turner-1-lo-res-photo-by-scott-choucino-copyFounder 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.”

Tour dates are:-

Date   Town Venue
 2nd, Wed Bilston Robin 2
4th, Fri Bathgate Dreadnought Rock
5th, Sat Aberdeen Krakatoa
6th, Sun Carlisle Old Fire Station
10th , Thurs Bristol The Tunnels
11th, Fri Dartmouth The Flavel
12th, Sat Great Torrington Plough Arts Centre
13th, Sun Penzance Acorn
16th, Weds Worthing Pier
17th, Thurs Dagenham Roundhouse
18th, Fri Deal Astor
19th Sat Farncombe Music Club
22nd, Tues Bromsgrove Artrix
24th, Thurs Southport The Atkinson
25th, Fri Grimsby Yardbirds
26th, Sat Doncaster Leopard
1st, Thurs Twickenham Eel Pie Club
3rd, Sat Porthcawl Planet Rockstock
10th, Sat  Leicester Y Theatre

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.