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Ash returned to live action last night with a free show in Brooklyn, NY. The short set included a few surprises including a return for ‘Numbskull’ for the first time since 2011 and the long awaited return of ‘Detonator’ played for the first time since 2005. The full set was as follows:
A Life Less Ordinary
Detonator (First performance since April 18 2005)
Jack Names the Planets
Numbskull (First performance since December 5 2011)
Girl From Mars
Burn Baby Burn
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 | Comments Off
Ash Wednesday 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Ash’s debut single ‘Jack Names the Planets’. To celebrate the band are the offering a special re-recorded version of the song as a free download for one day only.
Originally written in 1992, ‘Jack Names the Planets’ first featured on Ash’s second demo tape ‘Shed’ and later on demo compilation tape ‘Pipe Smokin’ Brick’. After the demos were picked up by Stephen Taverner ‘Jack Names the Planets’ was released on his new formed La La Land records 20 years ago. With the single picking up play on Radio One and impressing influential DJs Steve Lamacq, John Peel and Mark Radcliffe the band’s fate was sealed and they signed to Infectious Records.
Ash re-recorded ‘Jack Names the Planets’ for their mini-album debut Trailer released in October 1994 but the La La Land recording later featured alongside b-side ‘Don’t Know’ as hidden tracks on the first 50,000 copies of ’1977′ and as bonus extras on the deluxe edition of 1977. The version of ‘Jack Names the Planets’ available today as a free download was recorded in 2011 and featured on the ‘The Best Of Ash’ CD/DVD release.
Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 | Comments Off
Tim Wheeler and Emmy The Great are set to play Club NME’s This Is Christmas party at London’s KOKO on December 13.
The duo will once again be playing tracks from their 2011 festive album ‘This Is Christmas’ as well as a host of seasonal cover versions. Doors for the event are at 9.30pm and you can buy tickets online now.
UPDATE: Tim and Emmy have announced another date at Belfast Limelight on the 15th December.
Thursday, October 24th, 2013 | Comments Off
Ash have announced that they will be heading back out on the road in the US next year and this time, as promised, on the west coast. Support will come from Deaf Havana bringing their UK top 10 album to the US for the first time. The dates coincide with the previously announced Weezer cruise taking place from 13-17 of February.
The dates are as follows:
27/01/14: Seattle WA, Tractor Tavern
28/01/14: Portland OR, Doug Fir Lounge
30/01/14: San Francisco, Popscene @ Rickshaw Stop
31/01/14: Los Angeles CA, The Echo
01/02/14: San Diego CA, The Casbah
02/02/14: Phoenix AZ, Obsura @ Rips
04/02/14: Dallas TX, Cambridge Room
05/02/14: Austin TX, Stubbs Bar-B-Q
06/02/14: Houston TX, Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
07/02/14: New Orleans LA, One Eyed Jacks
08/02/14: Little Rock AR, Juanita’s Cafe & Bar
10/02/14: Nashville TN, Mercy Lounge
11/02/14: Birmingham AL, The Bottletree
Thursday, June 20th, 2013 | Comments Off
Ash have announced that they will be heading to Australia this August to play a series of very special ’1977′ themed shows. Tickets are sale on from metropolistouring.com. The full list of shows is as follows:
20/08/2013: Sydney – Metro Theatre, Australia
21/08/2013: Brisbane – Hi Fi, Australia
22/08/2013: Melbourne – Corner Hotel, Australia
27/08/2013: Perth – Rosemount Hotel, Australia
28/08/2013: Adelaide – The Gov, Australia
29/08/2013: Melbourne – Corner Hotel, Australia
UPDATE: Due to demand 3 more shows on the 27th, 28th and 29th have been added.
Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 | Comments Off
Details of support acts for Ash’s upcoming UK tour have been announced.
23/07/2013: Bedford – Corn Exchange
Violet Bones + Dolomite Minor
24/07/2013: Buckley – Tivoli
Violet Bones + The Uninvited
28/07/2013: Holmfirth – Picturedrome
Violet Bones + Mother Black Caps
29/07/2013: Hull – Welly Club
Violet Bones + Dolomite Minor
31/07/2013: Falmouth – Pavilion
Bleech + Special Guests
01/08/2013: Plymouth – DBS Live
Bleech + Adam Isaac
Friday, March 8th, 2013 | Comments Off
Ash’s summer touring schedule is beginning to fill up. So far the following summer festivals have been confirmed:
19/07/13: Truck Festival, Hill Farm, Oxford
20/07/13: Super Bock Super Rock, Meco, Portugal
27/07/13: Kendal Calling, The Lake District
02/08/13: Camp Bestival, Dorset
03/08/13: Y Not Festival, Pikehall, Derbyshire
Sunday, February 24th, 2013 | Comments Off
Ash have announced they are heading back to Austin, TX next month to mark their return to SXSW after a seven year absence coupled with several US headlining dates around the annual music festival. The full dates are as follows:
12/03/2013: Cambridge Room @ House Of Blues, Dallas TX
13/03/2013: Buffalo Billards / KROX show, Austin TX
15/03/2013: Irish Full Breakfast showcase, Austin TX
17/03/2013: Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL
18/03/2013: Varsity Theater, Minneapolis MN
20/03/2013: Magic Stick Lounge, Majestic Cafe, Detroit MI
21/03/2013: Southgate House, Newport KY
22/03/2013: Radio Radio, Indianapolis IN
23/03/2013: Altar Bar, Pittsburgh PA
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