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Kablammo! launch celebrated at Rough Trade East

Ash celebrated the launch of new album Kablammo! last night playing a special instore show at Rough Trade East in London. You can view footage of the band plaing “Cocoon” above. The set list ran as follows:

  1. Evel Knievel
  2. Go! Fight! Win!
  3. Cocoon
  4. Free
  5. Shutdown
  6. Machinery
  7. Moondust
  8. Let’s Ride
  9. Girl from Mars
  10. Burn Baby Burn

Kablammo! secret launch show

Ash played a secret Kablammo! launch show yesterday afternoon at the Sebright Arms in Bethnal Green, London. The band gave live debuts to several tracks from the new album. The set list ran as follows:

  1. Go! Fight! Win!
  2. Free
  3. Cocoon
  4. Shutdown
  5. Machinery
  6. Evel Knievel
  7. Moondust
  8. Let’s Ride
  9. Burn Baby Burn

Ash play back garden in Ash

Ash finally stopped off for a gig in their spiritual Surrey home – of Ash. The band played a short acoustic set yesterday morning in the back garden of competition winner Tom Coleman. The show was broadcast live on The Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show as part of Absolute Radio’s Brekfest 2015. The band played “Girl from Mars” and “Shining Light”, you can view the short set above.

Ash Wednesday live shows

Ash at The Barfly, Feb 19, 2015
Ash at The Barfly

Ash celebrated Ash Wednesday in true style yesterday playing two shows in one day. The first was at RAK Studios in London where the band played a short acoustic set followed by a Meet & Greet for fans who pledged on Pledge Music. The band, who are in London this week finishing up their new album Kablammo! recording strings at British Grove Studios, gave fans an exclusive playback of their comeback single “Cocoon”.

Later that evening the band took to the stage at The Barfly in London where they tore through a greatest hits set that included four tracks from Kablammo! including the live debut of “Cocoon”, “Evel Kinevel” and “Shut Down”. The set lists for both shows were as follows:

RAK Studios, London
Jack Names the Planets
What Deaner Was Talking About (Ween cover)
Lost in You
Shutdown (Live debut)
Sometimes

The Barfly, London
Fortune (later retitled Go! Fight! Win!)
A Life Less Ordinary
Wild Surf
Goldfinger
Evil Eye
Evel Knievel (Live debut)
Kung Fu
Cocoon (Live debut)
Oh Yeah
Shutdown
Shining Light
Orpheus
Girl from Mars

Encore
Joy Kicks Darkness
Petrol
Burn Baby Burn

Ash debut new song “Fortune”

Ash live at Northern Soul, Hoboken
Ash live at Northern Soul, Hoboken

Ash returned to the live arena this past weekend playing two shows in New York and New Jersey and gave a live debut to a new song with the working title “Fortune”. The set list for both shows was as follows:

Sept 26 - Terminal 5, New York, NY, USA

  • A Life Less Ordinary
  • Oh Yeah
  • Kung Fu
  • Shining Light
  • Orpheus
  • Girl from Mars
  • Burn Baby Burn

Sept 27 - Northern Soul, Hoboken, NJ, USA

  • Jack Names the Planets
  • A Life Less Ordinary
  • Oh Yeah
  • Goldfinger
  • Walking Barefoot
  • Joy Kicks Darkness
  • Kung Fu
  • Evil Eye
  • Girl from Mars
  • Orpheus
  • Angel Interceptor
  • Shining Light
  • Fortune (live debut)

Encore

  • Uncle Pat
  • Teenage Kicks
  • Burn Baby Burn
  • Lose Control

Brooklyn Bazaar Set list

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:

  1. Kung Fu
  2. A Life Less Ordinary
  3. Goldfinger
  4. Shining Light
  5. Wild Surf
  6. Walking Barefoot
  7. Detonator (First performance since April 18, 2005)
  8. Jack Names the Planets
  9. Oh Yeah
  10. Angel Interceptor
  11. Numbskull (First performance since December 5, 2011)
  12. Girl from Mars
  13. Burn Baby Burn

Tunbridge Wells review & photos

Ash played at The Forum, Tunbridge Wells in Kent on November 14th. Lauren Towner has some excellent photos of the show on her flickr account as well as a review. The band played the following songs:

  • Lose Control
  • A Life Less Ordinary
  • Meltdown
  • Shining Light
  • True Love 1980
  • Joy Kicks Darkness
  • Kung Fu
  • You Can’t Have It All
  • Oh Yeah
  • Space Shot
  • Starcrossed
  • Jack Names the Planets
  • Goldfinger
  • Walking Barefoot
  • Orpheus
  • Girl from Mars
  • Return of the White Rabbit

Encore

  • Arcadia
  • Twilight of the Innocents
  • Burn Baby Burn

Kerrang Radio Acoustic Set

Ash played a short acoustic set for Kerrang Radio today. The band stopped off at Kerrang’s Birmingham studio before their gig at Loughborough University tonight. The short set contained a mixture of new and old songs including a rare acoustic rendition of debut single “Jack Names the Planets”. The full set list was as follows:

  1. Joy Kicks Darkness
  2. True Love 1980
  3. Shining Light
  4. Jack Names the Planets
  5. Girl from Mars
  6. Burn Baby Burn

Ash Dundee Fat Sams Set List

Ash played at Fat Sams in Dundee, Scotland on Friday night (October 23rd). You can download the show on the Ash Files website. The full set list for the show ran as follows:

  • Joy Kicks Darkness
  • A Life Less Ordinary
  • Meltdown
  • Shining Light
  • True Love 1980
  • Kung Fu
  • Arcadia
  • Wild Surf
  • You Can’t Have It All
  • Oh Yeah
  • Renegade Cavalcade
  • Space Shot
  • Sometimes
  • Jack Names the Planets
  • Goldfinger
  • Walking Barefoot
  • Orpheus
  • Girl from Mars
  • Return of White Rabbit

Encore

  • Lose Control
  • Petrol
  • Twilight of the Innocents
  • Burn Baby Burn

Thanks to Ralph Seaton for the set list.

A-Z Tour Kicks Off In Aldershot

Ash kicked off the A-Z tour in Aldershot last night. Opening with new song “Arcadia”, the band then launched into a set packed full of classics. The set also included next single “Joy Kicks Darkness” and potential future single “Space Shot”. Unfortunately the band had to cut the set short due to a strict 11pm curfew so “Jack Names the Planets”, “Sometimes” and “Walking Barefoot” were not played despite being on the set list. The full set list was as follows:

  • Arcadia
  • A Life Less Ordinary
  • Meltdown
  • Shining Light
  • Joy Kicks Darkness
  • True Love 1980
  • Kung Fu
  • Wild Surf
  • You Can’t Have It All
  • Oh Yeah
  • Space Shot
  • Goldfinger
  • Orpheus
  • Girl from Mars
  • Return of White Rabbit

Encore

  • Lose Control
  • Twilight of the Innocents
  • Burn Baby Burn

Bloomsbury Ballroom Set List

Ash played the first of two shows at London’s Bloomsbury Ballroom last night. The set included two new songs “True Love 1980” and “Spaceshot”. The full set ran as follows:

  • Walking Barefoot
  • Girl from Mars
  • A Life Less Ordinary
  • Goldfinger
  • Spaceshot
  • You Cant Have It All
  • Petrol
  • Sometimes
  • Wild Surf
  • Oh Yeah
  • Ritual
  • Kung Fu
  • True Love 1980
  • Orpheus
  • Twilight of the Innocents
  • Shining Light
  • Return of White Rabbit

  • Vampire Love
  • Jack Names the Planets
  • Burn Baby Burn

Good Times In Tennessee

Tim Wheeler has written a mini blog post on Ash-official.com about his recent solo show at Jack Daniels birthday party in Lynchburg, Tennessee. Part of the blog entry runs as follows:

Just got back from the JD Set show at the Jack Daniels distillery in Lynchburg. It was a great experience. I got to play with a nine piece band including two drummers. These were some serious musicians with incredible histories. Wayne Jackson, the horn player, has played on 52 number 1 records!

It was also great getting to hang out with Hugh, Roisin and Tom (Aka House Of Lords). Roisin and Hugh’s version of ‘Peaches’ was a real musical highlight for me.

It was interesting stepping out of the Ash world for a moment. I left my 2 brothers behind in NYC that I’ve played with for the last 16 years. They’ve been working away in the studio on five new songs while I was away galavanting and I’m looking forward to getting back in the studio and hearing the work they’ve done.

Mind you I always get a bit of a nervous feeling leaving them to their own devices. One time I left the studio in Spain to have a weekend back in London when we were recording Free All Angels. They were meant to have done a bunch of work, but when I got back they were all destroyed after partying for three days and there were bullet hole in my 1961 Gibson Les Paul SG. But I know that had a lot to do with our producer Owen Morris.

Tim played the following seven songs in his set

  1. Goldfinger
  2. Running Back (Thin Lizzy Cover)
  3. Dark & Stormy
  4. Always the Sun (Stranglers Cover with Hugh Cornwell)
  5. Shining Light
  6. Starry Eyes (Roky Erickson Cover)
  7. Whole Wide World (Wreckless Eric Cover)

Ash Rock London with Two 1977 Shows

Ash played two shows in London earlier this month to promote the deluxe edition re-release of their debut album 1977 which comes out in November. The band played the whole album in its entirety on both nights alongside a few B-sides from that era and a greatest hits encore to finish. You can find set lists, reviews, interviews and photos for both shows below.

London Roundhouse Set List - 5th September
Lose Control, Goldfinger, Girl from Mars, I’d Give You Anything, Gone the Dream, Kung Fu, Oh Yeah, Let it Flow, Innocent Smile, Angel Interceptor, Lost in You, Darkside Lightside

Encore 1
Sneaker, Get Ready, Petrol, Does Your Mother Know, Cantina Band, Jack Names the Planets, A Life Less Ordinary

Encore 2
Twilight of the Innocents, Shining Light, Orpheus, Ichiban, Burn Baby Burn

London Astoria Set List - 6th September
Lose Control, Goldfinger, Girl from Mars, I’d Give You Anything, Gone the Dream, Kung Fu, Oh Yeah, Let it Flow, Innocent Smile, Angel Interceptor, Lost in You, Darkside Lightside

Encore 1
T-Rex, I Only Want To Be With You, Uncle Pat, Punk Boy, Cantina Band, Jack Names the Planets, A Life Less Ordinary

Encore 2
Orpheus, Teenage Kicks, Shining Light, Ichiban, Burn Baby Burn, Twilight of the Innocents.

Reviews

Interviews & Articles

Photos

Glasgowbury Set List

Ash played a storming set at Glasgowbury yesterday (26th July). The full set list ran as follows:

Meltdown
Burn Baby Burn
You Can’t Have It All
A Life Less Ordinary
Shining Light
Kung Fu
Ichiban
Orpheus
Renegade Cavalcade
Teenage Kicks
End of the World
Blacklisted
Oh Yeah
Girl from Mars
Twilight of the Innocents.

Encore
Lose Control
Jack Names the Planets

Z008 festival Hit by Problems

Ash performed at a trouble hit Z008 festival on Saturday despite problems with promoters and bands canceling. Dizzee Rascal, Athlete, The Rascals and Wiley were among the bands who scrapped sets at the Zoo8 event. Mark Ronson, The Cribs, The Hives and Ash were among the acts who did appear. There were also issues with the facilities, while the second stage was closed for much of the festival after its tent became unstable.

Ash’s performance was also in doubt with bassist Mark Hamilton quoted as saying “We didn’t know if it was going to go ahead earlier on. There were a lot of issues with the promoters.”

It is understood the band were meant to be paid half of their fee before the performance and half after. When this wasn’t the case the park’s managing director Bob O’Connor had to step in to pay the band and their performance went ahead as planned.

The band did eventually play a 12 song set, which ran as follows:

Meltdown
Burn Baby Burn
A Life Less Ordinary
Orpheus
Shining Light
Ichiban
Kung Fu
You Can’t Have It All
Orpheus
Oh Yeah
Girl from Mars
Twilight of the Innocents.

Loughborough University Set List

Ash played another triumphant UK show at Loughborough University last night. The set list ran as follows:

Lose Control
Orpheus
You Can’t Have It All
A Life Less Ordinary
Shining Light
Angel Interceptor
Walking Barefoot
Goldfinger
Ritual
Kung Fu
Ichiban
Sometimes
Renegade Cavalcade
Blacklisted
Oh Yeah
Girl from Mars
Twilight of the Innocents

Encore
Meltdown
End of the World
Burn Baby Burn

Many thanks to Charlie for sending this in.

Ash Make their Download Festival Debut

Ash made their debut appearance at the Download Festival yesterday (June 14). The band took to the Tuborg Stage at 19.30 (BST), and played a selection of songs spanning their entire career. The full setlist ran as follows:

Orpheus
Burn Baby Burn
You Can’t Have It All
A Life Less Ordinary
Shining Light
Clones
Kung Fu
Renegade Cavalcade
Blacklisted
Girl from Mars Twilight of the Innocents

Tim and Mark spoke to NME before the gig and you can see the video below.

Ash Rock Middlesbrough

Ash rocked into Middlesbrough last night, headlining the Middlesbrough Music Live event. The band performed a shorter set than the previous night which ran as follows:

Lose Control
You Can’t Have It All
Orpheus
A Life Less Ordinary
Shining Light
Walking Barefoot
Goldfinger
Ichiban
Kung Fu
Oh Yeah
Burn Baby Burn
Renegade Cavalcade
Blacklisted
Girl from Mars
Twilight of the Innocents

The band will now head back to New York to spend the next two weeks working on and recording more new material.

Ash Debut New Song

Ash debuted a new song last night as the band returned to live action in Bradford at St George’s Hall. The new song “Ichiban” (formerly “Survivor”) featured in a greatest hits set.

The full set ran as follows:

Lose Control
You Can’t Have It All
Orpheus
A Life Less Ordinary
Shining Light
Angel Interceptor
Walking Barefoot
Goldfinger
Kung Fu Ichiban
Oh Yeah
Renegade Cavalcade
Blacklisted
Jack Names the Planets
Twilight of the Innocents
Girl from Mars

Encore
Meltdown
End of the World
Burn Baby Burn

Ash Go Cover Crazy

Ash performed covers of “Teenage Kicks” and “Whiskey in the Jar”, the Irish traditional tune made famous by Thin Lizzy, in New York on March 17th. The trio played an intimate show in honour of St. Patrick’s Day at the Music Hall Of Williamsburgin Brooklyn, making their way through a lengthy set comprising of a selection of material from their back catalogue as well as their latest album Twilight of the Innocents, which Tim Wheeler said he hoped will come out on in North America soon.

“We’re just back from Japan and are totally jet-lagged and tripping,” cheery frontman Wheeler told the crowd “but that seems appropriate for St. Patrick’s Day.” Acknowledging the vast Irish contingent in the crowd, Wheeler said “It’s nice to be among our own today.” Returning for a five-song encore, he told the crowd “We’re from a town called Downpatrick in Northern Ireland where Saint Patrick is buried,” before playing “Uncle Pat”. The full set was as follows:

Lose Control
Orpheus
A Life Less Ordinary
Ritual
Shining Light
Kung Fu
Renegade Cavalcade
Vampire Love
Goldfinger
You Can’t Have It All
Walking Barefoot
Evil Eye
Blacklisted
Oh Yeah
Girl from Mars
Twilight of the Innocents

Encore
Meltdown
Uncle Pat
Whiskey in the Jar
Teenage Kicks
Burn Baby Burn

Ash Kick Off Japan Tour

Ash kicked off their tour of Japan on Tuesday night and played a 22 song set spanning their entire career including a rare outing for “Wild Surf” at their second night at the Shiuya-O-East, Tokyo last night. The set list ran as follows:

Lose Control
Orpheus
A Life Less Ordinary
Wild Surf
Ritual
Polaris
Kung Fu
Renegade Calvacade
Shining Light
Vampire Love
Walking Barefoot
You Can’t Have It All
Evil Eye
Oh Yeah
Petrol
Blacklisted
Girl from Mars
Twilight of the Innocents

Encore
Meltdown
End of the World
Angel Interceptor
Burn Baby Burn

Ash Wrap Up the Year in Belfast

Ash finished their final show of 2007 in emphatic style in Belfast on Friday night, playing a 24 song set in front of a home crowd packed with their friends and families. The band were joined on stage for the encore by friend Barry Peak, frontman of Laser Gun Nun and more recently Backwater, for a cover of their anthem, and “Sometimes” B-side, “Melon Farmer”.

They ended the night with Nathan Connelly from Snow Patrol on guitar for “Goldfinger” and “Burn Baby Burn”. The set list ran as follows:

Meltdown
Orpheus
You Can’t Have It All
A Life Less Ordinary
Shining Light
Clones
Ritual
Angel Interceptor
There’s a Star
Walking Barefoot
Evil Eye
Polaris
Kung Fu
Renegade Cavalcade
Blacklisted
Oh Yeah
Girl from Mars
Twilight of the Innocents

Encore
End of the World
Jack Names the Planets
Uncle Pat
Melon Farmer (With Barry Peak on guitar and lead vocals)
Goldfinger (With Nathan Connelly on guitar)
Burn Baby Burn (With Nathan Connelly on guitar)

Brixton Academy Set List

Ash finished their UK tour in style last night at London’s Brixton Academy. The set ran as follows:

Lose Control
Orpheus
You Can’t Have It All
A Life Less Ordinary
Clones
Shining Light
I Started a Fire
Jesus Says
Walking Barefoot
Evil Eye
There’s a Star
Ritual
Wild Surf
Jack Names the Planets
Polaris
Kung Fu
Renegade Cavalcade
Blacklisted
Oh Yeah
Girl from Mars
Twilight of the Innocents

Encore
End of the World
Meltdown
Goldfinger
Burn Baby Burn

UK Tour Statistics

Now that Ash’s UK tour has finished we have compiled a complete statistical guide to all the songs played on the tour. The list is compiled from various set lists found around the web, as we were not at all the shows we may have missed a few. This list was knocked together very quickly so if you spot any mistakes please feel free to send them to us. All percentage figures are rounded up or down.

Basic Information
Shows played 12
Total songs played 287
- different songs: 43
- covers: 1
Average songs per show 23.9
Album statistics (number of songs from each album)
Trailer 4
1977 9
Nu-Clear Sounds 4
Free All Angels 8
Meltdown 6
Twilight of the Innocents 9
Song Statistics (by play count)
Orpheus 12 (100%)
You Can’t Have It All 12 (100%)
A Life Less Ordinary 12 (100%)
Clones 12 (100%)
Shining Light 12 (100%)
I Started a Fire 12 (100%)
Walking Barefoot 12 (100%)
Kung Fu 12 (100%)
Renegade Cavalcade 12 (100%)
Blacklisted 12 (100%)
Oh Yeah 12 (100%)
Girl from Mars 12 (100%)
Twilight of the Innocents 12 (100%)
Burn Baby Burn 12 (100%)
End of the World 11 (92%)
Goldfinger 10 (83%)
Polaris 10 (83%)
Lose Control 9 (75%)
Ritual 9 (75%)
Angel Interceptor 8 (67%)
Jack Names the Planets 7 (58%)
Evil Eye 6 (50%)
There’s a Star 5 (42%)
Sometimes 4 (33%)
Pacific Palisades 4 (33%)
Vampire Love 4 (33%)
Meltdown 4 (33%)
Darkside Lightside 3 (25%)
Numbskull 3 (25%)
Jesus Says 3 (25%)
Cherry Bomb 2 (17%)
Dark and Stormy 2 (17%)
Lost in You 2 (17%)
Candy 2 (17%)
Uncle Pat 2 (17%)
Wild Surf 2 (17%)
Princess Six 1 (8%)
Folk Song 1 (8%)
Petrol 1 (8%)
Season 1 (8%)
Melon Farmer 1 (8%)
I’d Give You Anything 1 (8%)
Halloween 1 (8%)

Southampton Guildhall Set List

Ash hit Southampton Guildhall last night for the penultimate show of the bands UK tour. The band added Nu-Clear Sounds duo “Jesus Says” and “Wild Surf” as well as 1977 rocker “I’d Give You Anything”. The set ran as follows:

Lose Control
Orpheus
You Can’t Have It All
A Life Less Ordinary
Clones
Shining Light
I Started a Fire
Jesus Says
Walking Barefoot
Evil Eye
There’s a Star
Ritual
Wild Surf
Pacific Palisades
Polaris
Kung Fu
Renegade Cavalcade
Blacklisted
Oh Yeah
Girl from Mars
Twilight of the Innocents

Encore
End of the World
Vamipre Love
I’d Give You Anything
Burn Baby Burn

Norwich U.E.A Set List

Ash added “Sometimes” B-side and Backwater cover “Melon Farmer” to the set last night at Norwich U.E.A. The set ran as follows:

Lose Control
Orpheus
You Can’t Have It All
Shining Light
A Life Less Ordinary
Clones
I Started a Fire
Goldfinger
Walking Barefoot
Evil Eye
There’s a Star
Ritual
Jack Names the Planets
Polaris
Kung Fu
Renegade Cavalcade
Blacklisted
Oh Yeah
Girl from Mars
Twilight of the Innocents

Encore
End of the World
Darkside Lightside
Melon Farmer
Burn Baby Burn

Leeds University Set List

Ash continued their UK tour last night as they rocked Leeds University to its foundations with a special halloween show and as a special surprise the band played “A Life Less Ordinary” B-side “Halloween” in the encore. The set list ran as follows:

Lose Control
Orpheus
You Can’t Have It All
Shining Light
A Life Less Ordinary
Clones
I Started a Fire
Goldfinger
Walking Barefoot
Evil Eye
There’s s Star
Ritual
Angel Interceptor
Polaris
Kung Fu
Renegade Cavalcade
Blacklisted
Oh Yeah
Girl from Mars
Twilight of the Innocents

Encore
End of the World
Vampire Love
Halloween
Burn Baby Burn

Manchester Academy Set List

Ash’s UK tour rolled in Manchester last night as the band played at the Manchester Academy. The show saw the band add “There’s a Star” to the set. “Cherry Bomb” and “End of the World” were both on the set list but were not played as Tim was suffering from a bad throat, the band played “Jack Names the Planets” instead. The set list ran as follows:

Lose Control
Orpheus
You Can’t Have It All
Shining Light
A Life Less Ordinary
Clones
I Started a Fire
Goldfinger
Walking Barefoot
Evil Eye
There’s a Star
Ritual
Angel Interceptor
Polaris
Kung Fu
Renegade Cavalcade
Blacklisted
Oh Yeah
Girl from Mars
Twilight of the Innocents

Encore
Jack Names the Planets
Darkside Lightside
Burn Baby Burn

Glasgow Barrowlands Set List

Ash continued their trek around the UK last night stopping at Glasgow Barrowlands. The band once again mixed the set list round playing “Season” as well as old favourites “Darkside Lightside” and “Evil Eye”.

Meltdown
Orpheus
You Can’t Have It All
Shining Light
A Life Less Ordinary
Clones
I Started a Fire
Goldfinger
Walking Barefoot
Evil Eye
Sometimes
Ritual
Angel Interceptor
Polaris
Kung Fu
Renegade Cavalcade
Blacklisted
Oh Yeah
Girl from Mars
Twilight of the Innocents

Encore
End of the World
Darkside Lightside
Season
Uncle Pat
Burn Baby Burn

Birmingham Academy Set List

Ash rocked the Birmingham Academy last night, the bands set list ran as follows:

Meltdown
Cherry Bomb
Orpheus
You Can’t Have It All
Shining Light
A Life Less Ordinary
Clones
I Started a Fire
Goldfinger
Walking Barefoot
Sometimes
Ritual
Angel Interceptor
Polaris
Kung Fu
Renegade Cavalcade
Blacklisted
Oh Yeah
Girl from Mars
Twilight of the Innocents

Encore
End of the World
Pacific Palisades
Numbskull
Burn Baby Burn

Sheffield Octagon Set List

Ash’s current UK tour rolled in Sheffield last night as the bands ever changing set list saw the return of “Meltdown” and “Cherry Bomb”. The set list ran as follows:

Meltdown
Cherry Bomb
Orpheus
You Can’t Have It All
Shining Light
A Life Less Ordinary
Clones
I Started a Fire
Goldfinger
Walking Barefoot
Ritual
Lost in You
Angel Interceptor
Kung Fu
Polaris
Renegade Cavalcade
Blacklisted
Oh Yeah
Girl from Mars
Twilight of the Innocents

Encore
End of the World
Jack Names the Planets
Vampire Love
Burn Baby Burn

Newcastle Academy Set List

Ash’s UK tour continued last night as the band rocked the Newcastle Academy. The band once again mixed up the set list with “Ritual”, “Vampire Love” and “Petrol” all returning. Many thanks to Stuart Redgrave who has provided us with the set list. The set list ran as follows:

Lose Control
You Can’t Have It All
Orpheus
A Life Less Ordinary
Shinning Light
Clones
Goldfinger
I Started a Fire
Walking Barefoot
Sometimes
Ritual
Angel Interceptor
Polaris
Kung Fu
Renegade Cavalcade
Blacklisted
Oh Yeah
Girl from Mars
Twighlight Of The Innocents

Encore
End of the World
Petrol
Vampire Love
Burn Baby Burn

The tour continues tonight as the band play at the Sheffield Octagon, if you’re going be sure to send us your reviews, set lists and pictures.

Nottingham Rock City Set List

We just this moment got back from seeing Ash at Nottingham Rock City. The band played “Princess Six” live for the first time as well as old classics “Sometimes” and “Folk Song” which Tim introduced as “one of his favourite songs”.

The band were plagued with a few technical problems most notably at the end of “Orpheus” when Tim’s guitar cut out but Rick was on hand to fill the gap with some drum solo’s which gained wide-spread applause. The band were in good spirits and played on regardless of the technical problems. The band played the following songs:

Lose Control
You Can’t Have It All
Orpheus
A Life Less Ordinary
Shining Light
Clones
Goldfinger
I Started a Fire
Polaris
Walking Barefoot
Princess Six
Jack Names the Planets
Folk Song
Kung Fu
Renegade Cavalcade
Sometimes
Blacklisted
Oh Yeah
Girl from Mars
Twilight of the Innocents

Encore
End of the World
Angel Interceptor
Numbskull
Burn Baby Burn

Bristol Academy Set List

Ash continued their UK Autumn tour last night at the Bristol Academy, Ash continued to mix up the set adding 1977 track “Lost in You”. The band play at Nottingham’s Rock City tomorrow, we’ll be in attendance and will hopefully see you there. The set list last night was as follows:

Lose Control
You Can’t Have It All
Orpheus
A Life Less Ordinary
Shining Light
Clones
Goldfinger
I Started a Fire
Walking Barefoot
Dark and Stormy
Jack Names the Planets
Candy
Kung Fu
Renegade Cavalcade
Numbskull
Blacklisted
Oh Yeah
Girl from Mars
Twilight of the Innocents

Encore
End of the World
Angel Interceptor
Lost in You
Pacific Palisades
Burn Baby Burn

Ash Kick Off UK Tour

Ash kicked off their UK tour last night at the Liverpool Academy. The show marked the first ever live performance of “Dark and Stormy” and also saw “Shining Light”, “Jesus Says”, “Candy” and “Clones” return to the bands set. The full set ran as follows:

Lose Control
You Can’t Have It All
Orpheus
A Life Less Ordinary
Shining Light
Clones
I Started a Fire
Oh Yeah
Walking Barefoot
Dark and Stormy
Jesus Says
Candy
Kung Fu
Renegade Cavalcade
Blacklisted
Girl from Mars
Burn Baby Burn

Encore
End of the World
Jack Names the Planets
Pacific Palisades
Uncle Pat
Twilight of the Innocents

The band play at Bristol Academy tonight, be sure to send us your pictures, set lists and reviews.

Ash Rock Reading Festival

Ash played a headline set to a rammed NME/Radio 1 Stage at the Reading Festival on Friday night (August 24). Ash delighted a packed crowd with a series of greatest hits and a spattering of songs from their recent and last, album, Twilight of the Innocents.

Taking the stage at 22:30 GMT, the band induced a mass singalong to “Burn Baby Burn”, during which the band cut out their instruments half-way through, allowing the crowd to sing the chorus back to them in unison.

After leading his band through a frenetic “Kung Fu”, Wheeler asked the crowd, “So, you’re not too bothered about seeing Razorlight, then?”, referring to the headline act on the other side of the festival site playing at the same time as Ash. Most of the crowd booed as Johnny Borrell’s band were mentioned.

A rapturously-received Twilight of the Innocents marked the end of the bands scheduled set, but after a brief interval they returned to the stage to play their first ever single, “Jack Names the Planets” to close their headline set.

The set list ran as follows:

Lose Control
Burn Baby Burn
You Can’t Have It All
Orpheus
A Life Less Ordinary
Renegade Cavalcade
End of the World
Kung Fu
Blacklisted
Oh Yeah
Girl from Mars
Twilight of the Innocents
Jack Names the Planets

You can view Ash’s interview with NME at the Reading Festival below:

Also BBC’s special Reading and Leeds page has a page devoted to Ash including an studio acoustic version of “End of the World” and a backstage interview with Tim Wheeler.