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Ash to Receive ‘Oh Yeah’ Award

Ash to Receive ‘Oh Yeah’ Award
Ash to Receive ‘Oh Yeah’ Award

Ash are to be recognised for their contribution to music at a special awards ceremony in Belfast in the autumn. The three-piece will be presented with the ‘Oh Yeah’ legend award at Mandela Hall on November 11.

Charlotte Dryden, the chief executive of the city’s Oh Yeah Music Centre, said:

“Ash have played a major part in the story of Northern Irish music, and in the story of Oh Yeah too. Our centre is named after the very song that features on their debut album, 1977. How brilliant to honour and celebrate the band with an Oh Yeah Legend Award. It’s going to be a momentous evening.”

After being given the award, Ash will perform their 1977 album in full at the centre.

Previous recipients of the Oh Yeah Legend Award include Neil Hannon’s Divine Comedy, Therapy, Stiff Little Fingers and The Undertones.

1977 20th Anniversary Tour

1977 was released May 6th, 1996
1977 was released May 6th, 1996

Ash have announced details of the 20th anniversary tour of their debut album 1977. The shows will see the band play the album in full at shows in the UK, Europe, US and Canada. Tickets are on sale now, the full list of dates are as follows:

Update: August 1st, 2016 - Ash have added a show in Belfast on November 11th and two shows in Scotland on December 14th & 15th. See below for more details.

21.09.16 - Roxy, Los Angeles, CA
22.09.16 - Independent, San Francisco, CA
23.09.16 - Soda Bar, San Diego, CA
24.09.16 - Rips, Phoenix, AZ
26.09.16 - Stubb’s Jr, Austin, TX
28.09.16 - Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL
30.09.16 - Shelter, Detroit, MI

01.10.16 - Mod Club, Toronto, Ont
03.10.16 - The Middle East, Boston, MA
04.10.16 - Rock n Roll Hotel, Washington, DC
05.10.16 - Foundry, Philadelphia, PA
06.10.16 - Music Hall of Williamsburg, New York, NY

10.11.16 - Olympia, Dublin
11.11.16 - Mandela Hall, Belfast

03.12.16 - MOD, Hasselt, Belgium
04.12.16 - Luxor, Cologne, Germany
05.12.16 - Knust, Hamburg, Germany
07.12.16 - Lido, Berlin, Germany
08.12.16 - Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam, Netherlands
10.12.16 - Roundhouse, London
11.12.16 - Ritz, Manchester
12.12.16 - Rock City, Nottingham
14.12.16 - The Garage, Aberdeen
15.12.16 - The Garage, Glasgow

See the shows section for ticket details and a full list of all upcoming dates and festival appearances.

Festival Appearances Announced

Kendal Calling, 2016
Ash return to Kendal Calling Festival

Ash have announced details of their first festival appearances of 2016. The band will appear at Kendal Calling on July 28th alongside their buddies We Are Scientists. Rudimental, The Charlatans, and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds headline. The band will also play the Victorious Festival in Portsmouth on August 28th, Manic Street Preachers and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds headline.

The band kick of their tour of Australia and Japan next month. See shows for full details.

Kablammo! Irish Shows Announced

Ash have announced new Irish tour dates for December. The dates follow the already announced show at the Olympia on the 15th and are as follows:

15.12.15 - Dublin - Olympia Theatre
17.12.15 - Galway - Roisin Dubh
18.12.15 - Cork - Cyprus Avenue
19.12.15 - Limerick - Dolans Pub
20.12.15 - Belfast – The Belfast Empire

In addition the band have added two shows to their upcoming North America tour at Brighton Music Hall in Allston, MA on September 22nd and at The Music Box in San Diego, CA on October 10th. See the shows section for full details.

North America Tour Details

Following last weeks UK and European tour annoucements, Ash have today announced details of a North America tour for September and October. The full list of dates are as follows:

23.09.15 - Johnny Brenda’s - Philadelphia, PA, US
25.09.15 - Jammin’ Javan - Washington, DC, US
26.09.15 - Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY, US
28.09.15 - Subterranean - Chicago, IL, US
29.09.15 - Majestic Theatre - Madison, WI, US
30.09.15 - The Nether Bar - Minneapolis, MN, US

03.10.15 - The Crocodile - Seattle, WA, US
04.10.15 - Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC, Canada
06.10.15 - Lola’s Room - Portland, OR, US
08.10.15 - Rickshaw Stop - San Francisco, CA, US
09.10.15 - Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA, US

For ticket details see the shows section.

Masters of the Euroverse Tour with We Are Scientists

Masters of the Euroverse Tour, 2015
Masters of the Euroverse Tour, 2015

Ash have today announced a co-headline tour of Europe with We Are Scientists. The Masters of the Euroverse tour will start in November and run until early December taking the band to Germany, Italy, France, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Denamrk, Austria and Switzerland.

The full list of dates are as follows:

16.11.15 - Melkweg Oude Zaal, Amsterdam, Netherlands
17.11.15 - Bürgerhaus Stollwerck, Cologne, Germany
19.11.15 - Debaser Strand, Stockholm, Sweden
20.11.15 - John Dee, Oslo, Norway
21.11.15 - Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
23.11.15 - Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany
24.11.15 - C-Club, Berlin, Germany
26.11.15 - Backstage halle, Munich, Germany
27.11.15 - Il Covo, Bologna, Italy
28.11.15 - Flex, Vienna, Austria
29.11.15 - Plaza, Zürich, Switzerland

01.12.15 - Le Petit Bain, Paris, France

For tickets details see the shows section.

Winter UK Tour and New Single “Machinery”

Kablammo! Fall UK Tour, 2015
Kablammo! Fall UK Tour, 2015

Ash have announced an extensive UK tour for December. The band will play eleven dates in the UK and Ireland with a London show at Shepherds Bush Empire. The band will be supported on all dates by Asylums.

Tickets are on sale from Friday August 7th. Full list of dates as follows:

02.12.15 – Bristol, Bierkeller
03.12.15 – London, Shepherds Bush Empire
05.12.15 – Newcastle, Riverside
06.12.15 – Glasgow, ABC
08.12.15 – Manchester, Ritz
09.12.15 – Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
10.12.15 – Sheffield, Leadmill
12.12.15 – Norwich, Waterfront
13.12.15 – Brighton, Concorde 2
14.12.15 – Cardiff, Y Plas Cardiff University
15.12.15 – Dublin, Olympia

The trio have also announced details of new single “Machinery”, set for release on October 9th. Described by Tim as “probably the most indie pop tune on the record”, it’s “essentially a song about someone in modern times trying to find a real connection” he explains.

Update: The band will play an acoustic instore show at Pie & Vinyl in Portsmouth on August 28th at 4pm.

Ash to headline Chase Park Festival

Chase Park Festival 2015

Ash have been confirmed as the headliners of Chase Park Festival in Wickham, Gateshead on August 8th 2015. Turin Brakes, Beth Macari, Blizzard and Gallery Circus will also appear. Tickets are on sale now.

The band have also announced a special warm up show for Reading and Leeds Festival at the Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms on 28th August 2015. Tickets will be on sale shortly.

In other news the bands show in Belfast on June 8th has been upgraded to Limelight 1 due to demand, Bad Cavalier will support.

Kablammo! instore appearances

Ash, Kablammo! promo shoot 2015

Ash have announced a series of free instore appearances to coincide with the release of new album Kablammo!. The band will be signing copies of the album and playing live, their appearance at Tower will also be followed by a Q&A session hosted by 2FM DJ Dan Hegarty.

Monday 25th May: 7pm
Rough Trade East (Electric)

Wednesday 27th May: 3pm
Rise, Bristol (Acoustic)

Thursday 28th May: 5:30pm
HMV, Belfast (Acoustic)

Friday 29th May: 1pm
Tower, Dublin (Acoustic)

Ash to support Foo Fighters at Slane Castle

US rockers Foo Fighters
US rockers Foo Fighters

Ash have today been confirmed as one of the opening acts for the Foo Fighters show at Slane Castle on May 30, 2015. Ash join The Strypes, Hozier and Kaiser Chiefs on the bill. Tickets are on sale now.

Kablammo! UK tour and Summer festivals

Ash have announced they’ll be heading out on a UK tour in June to promote new album Kablammo!. Tickets on sale from 9am on February 20th.

The band have also been confirmed for the MBC festival in Spain in April and the Long Division and Isle of Wight festivals in June. The dates are as follows:

April 03/05 - MBC Festival, Puerto de Sagunto, Spain
June 07 - Whelan’s, Dublin, Ireland
June 08 - The Limelight 2, Belfast, United Kingdom
June 09 - The Liquid Room, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
June 11 - Scala, London, United Kingdom
June 12 - Sound Control, Manchester, United Kingdom
June 13 - Long Division Festival, Wakefield, United Kingdom
June 14 - Isle of Wight Festival, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

Tim to tour Europe with Andy Burrows

Tim to support Andy Burrows
Tim to support Andy Burrows

Tim Wheeler will be heading out on a solo tour of Europe this November supporting Andy Burrows. The dates are as follows:

Nov 14 - Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov 16 - Botanique, Brussels, Belgium
Nov 17 - Privatclub, Berlin, Germany
Nov 18 - Strom Linienclub, Munich, Germany
Nov 19 - La Cave du Bleu Lezard, Lausanne, Switzerland

Tim Wheeler announces UK Shows

Tim Wheeler announced UK tour

Tim Wheeler has today announced a small selection of UK solo tour dates to support the release of his debut album Lost Domain, released on 3rd November. The live dates are as follows;

November 4th
Bush Hall, London

November 5th
Deaf Institute, Manchester

November 6th
ABC2, Glasgow

November 7th
Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast

Tickets go on sale on Friday (5th) morning at 9am.

Ash to play US Shows in September

Ash have announced they will be playing two US shows in September. They will be joining The Boomtown Rats, The Stunning and Mundy for The Big Session at Terminal 5 in New York on September 26, tickets are available now. They will also be playing Northern Soul in Hoboken New Jersey as part of Smithwick’s Sessions. This gig is on a first come first served basis, once venues are full no one else will be let in.

September 26
Terminal 5, New York, NY

September 27
Northern Soul, Hoboken, NJ

Tim Wheeler & Emmy The Great to play Christmas show

Tim Wheeler and Emmy The Great
Tim Wheeler and Emmy The Great

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.

2014 US tour dates announced

Ash to tour US

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

Ash to take 1977 show to Australia

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 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 the popular demand 3 more shows on the 27th, 28th and 29th have been added.

Support acts for UK shows announced

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

Summer Festivals Announced

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

Ash Announce US Tour

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

Ash to play US shows with Weezer

US rockers Weezer
US rockers Weezer

Ash have today announced they’ll be playing four shows with Weezer in the US this November. The dates are as follows:

November 8th – Seminole Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, FL
November 9th – Mahaffrey Theater, St Petersburg, FL
November 10th – Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
November 11th – Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL

Ash Announce UK Summer Shows

Ash have announced their first live shows and festival appearances of 2012 including a support slot with Coldplay at Arsenal’s emirates Stadium. See below for a full list of dates:

May 26 - BBC 5 Live Fighting Talk’s Big Day, Stoke-On-Trent, UK
May 31 - The Kings Hall, Herne Bay, UK
June 01 - Emirates Stadium, London, UK
June 02 - Play Fest, Norfolk, UK
June 03 - The Box (Volume Festival), Crewe, UK
June 05 - Phoenix, Exeter, UK
June 06 - Guildhall, Gloucester, UK
June 07 - The Venue, Derby, UK
June 09 - Helium Festival, Longford, Ireland
June 10 - RockNess Festival, Inverness, UK
June 24 - Isle of Wight Festival, Newport, UK

Ash to play The Garage

Ash will headline a special show at The Garage on December 3rd, 2011. This landmark gig will also be the final instalment of 2011’s Energy Sessions, sponsored by Relentless Energy Drink, and will be curated by acclaimed music mag, The Fly.

Doors open at 7pm, tickets are priced at £5 and available from

Ash have also announced some UK warm up shows in the UK preceding the show, check the tour news for full details.

‘The Best of Ash’ signings

Ash have announced they will be doing signings in both Birmingham and Bristol this week before the Free All Angels/Best Of gigs. No tickets/wristbands are required. Details below:

Thursday 20 October, 6.00pm
HMV Birmingham High St. - 38 High Street, Birmingham, B4 7SL- tel: 01216 433 884

Friday 21 October, 6.00pm
Fopp Bristol - 27-29 College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TD – tel: 01179 377 110

Ash to play ‘Alzheimer’s Society’ benefit show

Ash will perform at a special ‘Alzheimer’s Society’ benefit show at the Ulster Hall, Belfast on November 3, 2011, also featuring The Divine Comedy, The Undertones and support from John D’Arcy. The three main acts will each perform one of their classic albums in sequence.

Ash will present their first album 1977, The Divine Comedy, featuring Neil Hannon and a string quartet will play their Promenade album while The Undertones will perform their debut self-titled album from 1979.

Tim Wheeler from Ash explains his involvement in the event:

"My Dad passed away in January this year. He’d been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2008 and lived the last 6 months of his life in the Psychiatry Of Old Age Ward at Downe Hospital. I spent a lot of time in the hospital with him and saw many other patients and families going through exactly the same thing as we were going through.

“As my Dad’s condition deteriorated I felt very helpless as there was nothing I could do except visit him as much as possible. When I heard that Neil’s father had also been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s I thought that we could actually do something using our music to help fight Alzheimer’s. It is a growing worldwide problem and as yet there is no cure. The main hope seems to be in prevention and a lot of funding for research is needed.

“So using the uplifting power of great music we are going to make a contribution. It’s going to be a wonderful and emotional night for me. The Undertones have been a big influence on Ash, they are Northern Irish music legends and it’s going to be a real treat hearing them play their first album.

“I’ve been a friend and massive fan of Neil for years too and always love being on the same stage as The Divine Comedy. With Ash, we’re really excited to be playing our debut album ‘1977’ in full, something that we’ve only ever done twice before. My Dad loved music, playing piano was one of his joys and he would never miss an Ash gig in Belfast. I know he’ll be there in spirit.

“As well as raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society I’d like to use our gig to say how important a service the Health Service is and that we can’t let it be taken away. I’d also like to say how grateful my family and I are for the Health Service and the kindness of the staff at The Downe Hospital for the care my father received.”

Doors at 7pm. Tickets, £20 and £22 will go on sale on Thursday 22nd September at 9am at the Ulster Hall box office: Tel. 02890 334455.

You can donate to the Alzheimer’s Society by visiting or by texting ULST77 to 70070 for £5 donation.

Charlotte Hatherley to tour with Ash

Former Ash guitarist Charlotte Hatherley
Former Ash guitarist Charlotte Hatherley

Former Ash guitarist Charlotte Hatherley will be performing with the band once more for a special series of Free All Angels shows in the UK this October. Ash will be playing the special live shows to mark the release of a new compilation album The Best Of Ash and to celebrate 10 years since the initial release of Free All Angels. The shows will include the four piece playing the seminal Free All Angels album in its entirety. Details of the shows are as follows:

20/10/11 - HMV Institute, Birmingham
21/10/11 - O2 Academy, Bristol
22/10/11 - O2 ABC, Glasgow
23/10/11 - The Ritz, Manchester
25/10/11 - HMV Forum, London

Ash to play Ulster Hall for Arthur’s Day

Ash will be playing the Ulster Hall in Belfast as part of the Guinness Arthur’s Day celebrations on September 22nd. Ash will be on stage at 17:59, 1759 being the year Guinness was born! They will be followed by The Enemy, DJ Fresh, Cashier No.9 plus very special guests!

Now in it’s third year the Arthur’s Day festivities will be taking place across the islands of Ireland including Dublin, Cork, Belfast and Limerick, as well as worldwide in Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Carribean and throughout Europe.

Tim Wheeler and Emmy The Great to play Willowstone Festival

Tim and Emmy the Great will join forces to perform an acoustic set including a mix of Ash and Emmy the Great songs as well as a few covers. The pair will headline the new acoustic tent at the tiny Willowstone Festival in Killyleagh, Co. Down on the Friday night, July 1.

Also appearing over the weekend are Shlomo, Not Squares, Pocket Billiards, The Vals, The Minutes, More Than Conquerors, Inishowen Gospel Choir, Robyn G Shiels as well as plenty of family-friendly non-music attractions. For more details, check out

Ash confirmed for Ben & Jerry’s Sundae

Ash have confirmed to play the Ben & Jerry’s Sundae in London’s Clapham Common on 23rd July and Manchester’s Heaton Park on 24th before heading up to Sheffield for the Tramlines festival! The 24th July will see Ash play two UK festivals in one day!

Sat 23/07 - London, Ben & Jerry’s Sundae
Sun 24/07 - Manchester, Ben & Jerry’s Sundae
Sun 24/07 - Sheffield, Tramlines Festival

Ash to play Nano-Mugen Festival 2011

Ash With Asian Kung Fu Generation
Ash With Asian Kung Fu Generation

Ash will be heading back to Japan this July to play the Asian Kung-Fu Generation presents Nano-Mugen Festival 2011 at the Yokohama Arena on July 16th! The band will be joined on stage by a very special guest - Ken from Asian Kung-Fu Generation as their second guitarist for the day!

For more details see and for tickets (English)

First live shows of the summer announced!

Ash have announced details of their first live shows of 2011. See below for a full list of currently confirmed dates:

03 June: - Germany, Rock Im Park Festival
04 June: - Germany, Rock Am Ring Festival
06 June: - Ireland, Dublin, Whelans
07 June: - N Ireland, Portrush, Playhouse
08 June: - N Ireland, Belfast, Empire
10 June: - Ireland, Sligo, Temple House Festival
11 June: - Netherlands, Pinkpop Festival
12 June: - Netherlands, Club Mezz, Breda
14 June: - Switzerland, Abart Zurich
16 June: - Italy, Rome, Circolo Degli Artisti
17 June: - Italy, Ravenna, Rock Planet In Pinarella Di Cervia
18 June: - Italy, Milan, Trouble Festival

16 July: Japan, Asian Kung-Fu Generation Presents Nano-Mugen Festival
24 July: UK, Tramlines Festival, Sheffield (Free Festival)

UPDATE: Ash will be joined by special guest guitarist Ken from Asian Kung-Fu Generation for the Nano-Mugen Festival. Find out more.

Tim Wheeler to honour Pixies at JD set

Rock legends ‘Pixies’
Rock legends ‘Pixies’

Tim Wheeler will honour The Pixies at the 10th JD Set which will take place at XOYO in London on 24th March 2011. Tim will be joined by Emmy The Great, And So I Watch You From Afar, Ma Mentor and The Crookes. Between them they will be performing a complete set of Tim’s favourite The Pixies tracks. Tim said of his decision to pick The Pixies:

"I’ve chosen to cover Pixies for The JD Set for a few reasons. The first being that they’re one of my favourite bands of all time and had a especially big influence during the years when we were starting Ash. My introduction to alternative rock happened when I was 13, some kids older than us played a school concert of Stooges, Mudhoney and Pixies songs.

I remember sitting in a friends car a couple of weeks later, simultaneously baffled and excited, listening to "Bone Machine" at the start of "Surfer Rosa". The weirdness, coolness, backwards drum beats, discordant guitar notes, tortured lead vocals, sweet female backing vocals. Surreal biblical and sexual lyrics. So many strange and interesting elements, it was like nothing I’d heard before and opened up a whole new world to me.

They were a massive influence on my songwriting and the Ash sound. I became obsessed with the ‘Trompe Le Monde’ album when I was 16, the sci-fi lyrics kickstarted my own sci-fi phase when I wrote songs like ‘Girl from Mars’ and ‘Angel interceptor’".

You can register for tickets now.

End of A-Z series shows announced

Ash will be playing three shows this November to mark the completion of the A-Z Series and the release of A-Z Vol. 2 on CD. Ash will start with two Scottish shows at Edinburgh Liquid Room (11th Nov) and Dundee Fat Sams (12th Nov) before a very special show at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Saturday 13th Nov.

Ash are also offering fans the chance to purchase a strictly limited VIP ticket to the Shepherd’s Bush Empire gig and attend both the ‘Soundcheck Party’ and meet the band at the ‘Aftershow A-Z Party’, plus an exclusive VIP T-shirt!

VIP Tickets available on a first come first serve basis and whilst stocks last. Aftershow A-Z Party until 2am. T-shirt size of choice: Mens S-XL and Ladies S-L.

UPDATE: VIP tickets have sold out. Standard tickets still available

Ash to headline Headstock Festival

Ash will head the line up at this year’s new Headstock Festival held on September 11th at the Newstead and Annesley Country Park, 9 miles north of Nottingham. Headstock is being put on by the community of Newstead Village as part of the Big Lottery Fund and BBC’s Village SOS initiative which is being filmed for a major new prime time BBC One television series.

Other acts already confirmed for the Main Stage and Muzika! Big Top are The Beat, Field Music, Penguin Café Orchestra, and Edward II. Headstock Festival will also feature top DJ’s in two dance arenas – the DIY/Smokescreen Soundsystem playing a range of deep and underground house music and UDS/Desert Storm featuring cutting edge DJ’s playing drum and bass, gabba, techno, jungle and breakcore. The music line up is completed by the Orange Tree chill out tent which will feature regional bands and acoustic acts in a chilled out environment.

The Newstead and Annesley Country Park is a 220 acre site of exceptional natural beauty, currently being developed as a sustainable eco-sensitive public park, located on what was formerly the villages coal mine. The Park is conveniently located 200 yards from Newstead train station and 15 minutes from Junction 27 of the M1. East Midlands Trains will be running late trains during the evening of the 11th.

Early bird tickets are priced at £20. Camping is also available overlooking the main arena and is priced at £5. Further details can be found on and tickets are on sale via

Support band competition winners announced!

Ash have announced the winners of the support band competition they have been running. Each act will support the band for one show on their upcoming UK tour. The support acts are as follows:

28/06: Falmouth – Pavilion
Ice Cold Idiots / The Panicstruck

30/06: Cardiff – Barfly
The Undivided

01/07: Buckley – Tivoli

04/07: York – Duchess
Red Chevrons

05/07: Middlesborough – Empire
3 Foot Ninja

06/07: Barrow in furness – The Nines
Switchboard Spectacular

08/07: Preston – 53 Degrees

12/07: Whitehaven – Civic Hall
With Lights Out

14/07: Derby – The Venue
Max Raptor

15/07: Wimbledon – Watershed
Young Husband

Win the chance to support Ash

Ash are looking for great up and coming bands to support them at one of the following shows.

28/06/10 - Falmouth, Pavilion
30/06/10 - Cardiff, Barfly
01/07/10 - Buckley, Tivoli
04/07/10 - York, Duchess
05/07/10 - Middlesbrough, Empire
08/07/10 - Preston, 53 Degrees
12/07/10 - Whitehaven, Civic Hall
14/07/10 - Derby, The Venue
15/07/10 - Wimbledon, Watershed

If you think you’ve got what it takes to win over a venue full of Ash fans the send the following to with the words "ASH SUPPORT" in the subject line:

  • A link to your band’s MySpace
  • A list of all the gigs your band has performed in the last 12 months
  • Your band’s home town or city

Deadline for entries is 7th June 2010. Judging will take place the following week. Good luck!

Ash have also announced a series of UK shows and European festival appearance. Check the live shows section for a detailed list of dates.

European tour postponement

Ash have unfortunately had to postpone their upcoming European tour. The band released the following statement:

It is with regret that for personal reasons we have had to make the very difficult decision to postpone our European tour. Currently three shows have been rescheduled and we are working to reschedule the rest of the tour when the World Cup isn’t on.

21/06/10 - Berlin, Magnet
23/06/10 - Paris, La Maroquinerie
24/06/10 - Cologne, Luxor

Anyone that has bought Paris tickets should ask for a full refund.

Anyone that has bought a ticket for a German show that isn’t rescheduled can get a full refund. Original tickets still stand for rescheduled German shows (Berlin and Cologne).

For all other shows can you can either ask for a full refund or await further information.

We’d like to offer our sincere apologises to our European fans for both the postponement and the delay in this announcement. We’ll see you all again soon.


Australian shows announced!

Ash buddies We Are Scientists
Ash buddies We Are Scientists

Ash have been confirmed to play two Splendour in the Grass sideshows with We Are Scientists this August, in Sydney and Melbourne. The band will now play three dates in Australia, the dates are as follows:

01/08/10 - Splendour in the Grass, Queensland
03/08/10 - Metro, Sydney
04/08/10 - Billboard, Melbourne

HMV & Fopp in store shows

Fopp logo

Ash have announced details of a series of HMV and FOPP in store appearance to promote the upcoming A-Z Vol 1, compilation album. The band will perform three acoustic tracks, after which they will remain in the store to meet fans and sign copies of the album, which is released on Monday 19th April 2010 through Atomic Heart Records.

The band will be at the following venues:

  • HMV Southampton, Above Bar Street - Mon 19th April 2010 - 5.00 pm
  • HMV Norwich, Gentlemans Walk - Wed 21st April 2010 -5.00 pm
  • Fopp Cambridge, Sydney Street - Tues 20th April 2010 - 5.00 pm

Russell Lissack to join for UK tour

New Ash touring guitarist Russell Lissack
New Ash touring guitarist Russell Lissack

Ash have today announced the recruitment of Russell Lissack for their forthcoming UK Tour. Russell will bolster the 3 piece on guitars and keyboards, for a tour that now includes an extra London show at Koko on 6th May.

Russell - of Bloc Party and solo project Pin Me Down - is a life long Ash fan, "I’ve always loved Ash, my first ever stage performance was part of an Ash covers band, so when they asked me to join them on their forthcoming tour I jumped at the chance!"

Tim Wheeler, "We first met at the South By South West in 2005, we’d heard he and Kele Okereke met when Russell was playing Ash songs at a party, so we’ve always felt that connection with him. We’ve loved Bloc Party since their first single and have always really admired his guitar playing."

Ash’s tour coincides with the release of their compilation A-Z Vol. 1 on 19th April. The compilation marks the halfway point in Ash’s groundbreaking 26 single campaign, the A-Z Series. Wrapping up singles A to M alongside a host of bonus material, the compilation illustrates Ash’s rejuvenated creative zeal. It is also available in a limited edition CD/DVD format featuring the 50-minute A-Z tour documentary "A is For Ash".

UK spring tour announced

Ash have announced details of a UK spring tour. Having re-invigorated the live circuit with their gruelling A-Z tour zigzagging across the UK late last year, Ash return to some more familiar venues this April and May. All tickets go on sale Tuesday 12th January 2010 priced £15 regionally and £16.50 in London. The dates are as follows:

19/04/10 - Southampton - University
20/04/10 - Cambridge - Junction
21/04/10 - Norwich - Waterfront
23/04/10 - Birmingham - Irish Centre
24/04/10 - Leeds - Metropolitan University
25/04/10 - Newcastle - O2 Academy
27/04/10 - Glasgow - O2 ABC
28/04/10 - Manchester - Academy 2
30/04/10 - Bristol - O2 Academy
01/05/10 - Brighton - Concorde 2
02/05/10 - Oxford - O2 Academy
04/05/10 - London - Electric Ballroom

‘Secret Gig’ details revealed

Ash have announced they will be playing a special show at Inside Out, Beaumont Street, Darlington on Friday 18th December. Tickets are available now priced £16.50.

Ash add special 1977 show

Due to the success of the A-Z tour and demand for tickets, Ash will follow their show at the Tunbridge Wells Forum on Saturday 14th November with a second, special 1977 show, the next day, Sunday 15th November.

The band played two successful 1977 era themed gigs in September last year and this offers fans another chance to see the band perform their debut album in full. Tickets are available now.

Irish Tour Dates Announced

Ash have today announced details of two shows taking place in Ireland in November. Tickets for both shows go on Sale on Monday 12th October at 9am.

25/11 - Dublin Button Factory
26/11 - Belfast Spring and Airbrake

A to Z Tour Dates Announced

Ash have today announced a 26 date UK tour for this autumn. Working alphabetically through the towns and cities of the British Isles from Aldershot to Zennor, Ash will be dropping in on the UK’s lesser visited concert venues.

The tour provides the launch pad for the bands unique A-Z Series, kicking off with the electro-ballad “True Love 1980” on October 12th. The A-Z Series will see a collection of 26 limited edition 7" and digital download singles released fortnightly over the coming year.

Tickets for all shows are on sale from Thursday 27th August.

October 19 - ALDERSHOT, West End Centre
October 20 - BRADFORD, The Gaswork
October 32 - CARLISLE, The Brickyard
October 22 - DUNDEE, Fat Sam’s
October 24 - EAST GRANGE, The Loft
October 25 - FALKIRK, Behind The Wall
October 27 - GLOUCESTER, Guildhall
October 28 - HASTINGS, Crypt
October 30 - IPSWICH, 77 Live
October 31 - JERSEY, St.Helier Havana Club

November 2 - KINGSTON, The Peel
November 3 - LOUGHBOROUGH, University
November 4 - MILTON KEYNES, Woughton Centre
November 6 - NEWPORT, Tjs
November 7 - OLDHAM, Castle
November 8 - PLYMOUTH, Hippo
November 10 - QUEENS PARK, Corrib Rest
November 11 - ROTHERHAM, The Vault
November 12 - SWANSEA, Sin City
November 14 - TUNBRIDGE WELLS, Forum
November 16 - UPPER NORWOOD, Gipsy Hill Tavern
November 17 - VENTNOR, Winter Gardens
November 19 - WORCESTER, Dive Bar
November 21 - EXMOUTH, Pavilion
November 22 - YEOVIL, Orange Box
November 23 - ZENNOR, Village Hall

Ash Confirmed for Splendour Festival

Ash have today been confirmed as headliners of the 2nd stage at the Splendour Festival at Wollaton Park in Nottingham on July 19th. They will be joined by around eight other bands yet to be confirmed. For the first time Splendour will feature an additional two stages, plus a comedy stage.

The main stage line-up for the event on Sunday July 19 is now complete with Madness, The Pogues, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Imelda May, The Rifles, Kid British and Dog Is Dead appearing.

Tickets are available from Rock City and the Royal Centre, and

Two Warm Up Shows Revealed!

To warm up for their two dates at the Bloomsbury Ballroom on the 6th and 7th June Ash will be playing two warm up shows:

  • Weds 3rd June - Concorde 2 Brighton
  • Thurs 4th June - Wedgewood Rooms Portsmouth

Pre-sale tickets for the warm up shows and Bloomsbury Ballroom tickets are available now. Tickets for the warm up shows go on general sale 9am Tuesday 5th May.

Hevy Music Festival Line Up Revealed

Ash have today been confirmed for a new festival called Hevy Music Festival which is taking place on Folkestone’s seafront. Feeder will headline the festival which happens on Saturday 1st August 2009, also announced are Gary Numan, Hundred Reasons, Kids In Glass Houses, Sonic Boom Six, and In Case Of Fire.

Folkestone’s seafront has recently been cleared in preparation for a redevelopment of the historic seaside town, the festival is utilizing this site before work begins.

Hevy Festival founder James said, “For our first year we’re keeping things simple with a one-day event featuring a diverse line-up of huge bands from the world of alternative music. We’re hoping to develop the event next year, with more bands on more stages, possibly over a number of days.”

“We’re unbelievably excited to be bringing these huge names to Folkestone, but our aim has always been to develop the local music scene and support the wealth of talent Kent has to offer. We’re now on the hunt for Kent’s greatest bands to play the festival’s second stage.”

Tickets for the one day event are priced at £48, and go on sale on Friday 24th April, they will be available online or in person from the Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone.

This is an age 14+ only event. The event lasts until approximately 11pm. Alcoholic and soft drinks will be available at the on-site bar, and a variety of hot and cold food will be on sale throughout the day.

Hop Farm Festival Line Up Announced

Ash have today been added to the line-up for July’s two day Hop Farm Festival. The festival will be held at the Hop Farm Country Park, Kent for two days on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th July.

Saturday’s line-up headlined by The Fratellis includes the previously announced The Pigeon Detectives, The View, Echo and the Bunnymen, Noah And The Whale, Howling Bells, and The Twilight Sad.

While Sunday’s line-up features Paul Weller, Editors, Doves, 2manydjs, Super Furry Animals, The Twang, Mystery Jets, Scratch Perverts and 65daysofstatic. There are more acts still to be announced.

Tickets are priced at £125 for a weekend ticket including camping and parking, day tickets are priced at £65 for either day. Career tickets are also available at half price but must be purchased in pairs.

Bloomsbury Ballroom Show Announced

Ash have today announced that they will be performing at the Bloomsbury Ballroom in London on Saturday 6th June 2009.

Pre-sale tickets are available from 9am Friday 17th April. General sale begins 9am Monday 20th April.

Tim & Rick Confirmed for Ulster Hall Re-opening

Belfast’s famous Ulster Hall building will be reopening in March and to mark the ocassion Across The Line have gotten Northern Ireland’s finest music acts to join forces for an unforgettable event, the “Do You Remember the First Time” concert on Monday, which takes place March 9 2009.

Among the top acts already confirmed for the “Do You Remember the First Time” concert are Ash’s Tim Wheeler and Rick McMurray who will be playing an acoustic performance, Divine Comedy, Duke Special, Foy Vance, Iain Archer, Jetplane Landing, Fighting With Wire, Lafaro, Cashier No 9, Kowlaski and Panama Kings.

Each act in the line-up will not only perform one of their own tracks but also a song from the set list of a band which they themselves saw rocking the famous old venue.

Tickets for this exclusive concert in the Ulster Hall are sold out, but the concert will also be broadcast live on BBC Radio Ulster’s Across The Line.

Wheeler to Play Jack Daniels Birthday Show

Ash frontman Tim Wheeler will be performing with House of Lords (The Young Knives), Roisin Murphy, Hugh Cornwell (formerly of The Stranglers) and The New Silver Cornet Band as part of the annual  Jack Daniels birthday Set on Saturday the 18th October in Lynchburg, Tennessee.

In previous years, Frank Black, Patti Smith and The Flaming Lips have all taken part and it promises to be a fun and unique night of music.

You can win a trip of a life time to see Tim play at the show, just head over to the Jack Daniels website and enter the competition. The winning draws will be made on Sept 18th and Sept 30th so get your entries in now!

Singapore Festival Confirmed

Ash have today announced that 10 years after their last eventful trip to Singapore, they will return on October 2nd to headline an outdoor event at Fort Canning Park during the Singapore Beer Festival.

Singapore was the inspiration behind “Singapore Song” which Tim wrote while there on the Nu-Clear Sounds tour. It was later renamed “Seventh Circle” and released as a B-side to the single “End of the World”.

Ash will also play at Festival Alaquas, a free festival in Spain on Saturday 30th August.

Ash to Play Ricoh Arena

Ash have today confirm that they will be playing a show at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. The support for this show will include The Gentlemen, The Vintones and Aunty Doubles. Radio 1’s Collin Murray will be hosting the event.

Tickets are on sale from ticketmaster on Monday (23rd June) at 9:00AM. For more info on the event and other bands playing visit Jammin Productions

Many thanks to Alex for sending this in.

Ash Announce More Summer Shows

Ash have confirmed their appearance at the Glasgowbury Festival in Draperstown, Derry, N. Ireland on 26th July. The band have also confirmed their appearance at the Raumarock Festival in Norway on August 2nd. Finally they will be headlining the Cardiff Free Music Festival on 3rd August. Check the tour dates section for a full list of upcoming shows.

Tickets for Ash’s special 1977 show at the Astoria will be available from 9am on Tuesday 10th June.

Ash to Rock Ashtoria

Following the news that the bands performance of 1977 at London’s Roundhouse has sold out, Ash have announced they will be returning to their favourite venue, London Astoria, the following night 6th September for a record breaking appearance to perform their classic album 1977 in it’s entirety.

Tickets will soon be on sale from

Ash to Headline Ben & Jerry’s Sundae

Ash are set to headline the Sunday leg of the Ben & Jerry’s Sundae festival, which takes place over the weekend of 26th - 27th July at London’s Clapham Common. Tickets are not currently on sale, but will soon be available from the Ben & Jerry’s Online Gift Shop priced at £8.75.

As well as Ash, festival goers can except sets from Slow Club, Cage the Elephant, Parka and The New York Fund and enjoy a mix of free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and fairground attractions.

The two day festival will also mark the 30th anniversary of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, with founder Jerry Greenfield set to attend.

Ash to Play 1977 Gig!

Ash have announced a special one-off show at the Roundhouse in London on September 5th. The band will be performing their classic album 1977 in its entirety as well as a few B-sides and rare gems from the same era. Tickets go on sale on the 16th May.

Ash Announce Summer Dates

Ash have sent an email to members of their mailing list detailing their current recording activities, problems with the official Ash website and upcoming tour dates for this summer. The email runs as follows:

Hey everyone, Sorry has been offline for the past 2 weeks, we hope to get the database meltdown fixed asap. Currently we’re hard at work in the studio recording loads of new material for future release, got 15 new songs on the go at the moment. We’ve got a plan and big ideas but more on that later

Between all the recording which is our main priority this year, we’re planning on flying in/out this summer and doing the odd weekend of festivals and random shows. Hopefully see you at some of these events and there will be more announced as we confirm them.

Here’s what the band have got planned so far:

  • May 30 - St Georges Hall, Bradford
  • May 31 - Reading University, Reading
  • June 01 - Middlesbrough Music Live Festival
  • June 13 - Nova Rock Festival, Austria
  • June 14 - Download festival, Donington Park
  • June 15 - Students Union, Loughborough
  • July 05 - zoo8 Festival, Kent
  • July 20 - Nano Mugen Festival, Japan
  • July 21 - Nano Mugen Festival, Japan
  • July 25 - Galway Arts Festival, Galway, Ireland

Ash to Play UK Shows? are currently selling tickets for two UK Ash shows, no official confirmation from the band yet, but the dates are as follows:

  • May 30 - St Georges Hall, Bradford
  • June 15 - Loughborough Students Union, Loughborough

Thanks to Lewis Cook for sending this in.

UPDATE: Ash have also been confirmed for the main stage of the zoo8 Festival on July 5th in Kent at the Port Lympne Wildlife Park. Don’t forget that Ash will also be playing at Nova Rock Festival in Austria on June 13th and the Download Festival in the UK on June 14th.

Ash to Headline Middlesbrough Music Live Festival

Ash are to headline this year’s Middlesbrough Music Live. Promoters Ten Feet Tall, who co-ordinate the festival on behalf of Middlesbrough Council, have also announced that the festival will see over 100 acts perform across 12 stages throughout the town centre on Sunday, June 1.

Graham Ramsay from Ten Feet Tall on Ash:

“We’re over the moon to have secured Ash as headliners. They’re one of those bands that even if you think you’re not a big fan, as soon as you hear the hits, you can’t stop singing along.”

The last time Ash played in Middlesbrough was February 29, 2004 - the day Boro won the Carling Cup final against Bolton. That day in Cardiff the teams ran out to Ash’s track “Burn Baby Burn”. The band replied in kind to their role in the legendary victory by coming on stage that night to Boro’s run-out music Pigbag!

Middlesbrough Music Live has established a reputation as a great place to see some of the biggest and best bands before they become household names, with the likes of Razorlight, Ordinary Boys, The Kaiser Chiefs, Bloc Party and Kasabian all performing in recent years.

Other acts performing this year include Helmsley rockers One Night Only who are making a name for themselves and the twin headliners of the rock stage You Me At Six and Cartel.

Ash Confirmed for Download Festival

Ash have today been announced for the Kerrang! sponsored Download festival which will be headlined by Kiss and The Offspring. Days, stage times and running order have yet to be confirmed.

The full list of other bands on the bill so far is as follows:

36 Crazy Fists, A Day To Remember, Alesana, Alter Bridge, Apocalyptica, Biffy Clyro, Bleeding Through, Bullet For My Valentine, Cavalera Conspiracy, Children Of Bodom, Chris Cornell, Coheed & Cambria, Disturbed, Elliot Minor, Fightstar, HIM, In Flames, Incubus, Jimmy Eat World, Job For A Cowboy, Jonathan Davis, Judas Priest, Kid Rock, Korn, Madina Lake, Motorhead, Pendulum, Rise Against, Seether, Simple Plan, The Black Dahlia Murder, The Devil Wears Prada, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Subways, Throwdown and Within Temptation.

The Download festival takes place the weekend of June 13 to June 15. Tickets are on sale now. Prices are as follows: a full weekend ticket: £130, standard camping: £20, camper van: £40, family zone camping: £20, lockers: £11, parking £10 in advance or £15 on the day.

For more details and up-to-the-minute news, visit

Ash Announce St. Patrick’s Day Show

Ash have today announced details of a special one off gig in New York City to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The band will be playing at The Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn on March 17th straight after their upcoming tour of Japan. The band add “We obviously love St. Patrick’s Day and what better way to celebrate than to put on a show in our new center of operations New York City.”

Support will be from Levy and another soon to be announced special guest.

Ash Announce Japan Tour Dates

Ash are very pleased to announce their first live dates of 2008, the band will be playing an eight date tour of Japan in March. Ash bassist Mark Hamilton added “After last years amazing show at Fuji Rock we’re dead excited to get back to Japan and tear the place a new one!”. The dates are as follows:

  • March 04 - Shiuya-O-East, Tokyo, Japan
  • March 05 - Shiuya-O-East, Tokyo, Japan
  • March 08 - Drum Logos, Fukuoka, Japan
  • March 09 - Club Quattro, Hiroshima, Japan
  • March 10 - Namba Hatch, Osaka, Japan
  • March 11 - Club Quattro, Nagoya, Japan
  • March 13 - Jasmac Plaza Zanadu, Sapporo, Japan
  • March 14 - Lots, Niigata, Japan

Irish Tour Dates Confirmed

Ash are heading back to Ireland this Christmas and have confirmed three Irish tour dates for December. The dates are as follow:

05.12.07 - Royal Theatre, Castlebar, Mayo
06.12.07 - Ambassador Theatre, Dublin
07.12.07 - Mandella Hall, Belfast

Aftershow Parties and DJ sets!

Bring your handbags and get ready to dance! Ash are in the mood to party. The band have announced that they will be throwing a few aftershow parties on their current UK tour as well as playing a host of DJ sets.

Here’s what the band have confirmed so far, keep checking back because the band will be adding a few more to these in the next few days.

Oct 20 - Liverpool, Krazy House
Oct 21 - Bristol, Thekla
Oct 31 - Leeds, Rio’s

Ash are hoping to make it to the venues around midnight and DJ for 90 minutes or so.

UK Tour Support Acts

The Dead 60s will be the main support act for Ash on their upcoming UK Autumn Tour which kicks off this Saturday at Liverpool’s Carling Academy. The opening support act for the tour will be Sheffield based band The Dodgems. The full dates are as follows:

20.10.07 - Liverpool, Academy
21.10.07 - Bristol, Academy
23.10.07 - Nottingham, Rock City
24.10.07 - Newcastle, Academy
25.10.07 - Sheffield, Octagon
27.10.07 - Birmingham, Academy
28.10.07 - Glasgow, Barrowland
29.10.07 - Manchester, Academy
31.10.07 - Leeds, University

01.11.07 - Norwich, U.E.A.
02.11.07 - Southampton, Guildhall
03.11.07 - London, Brixton Academy

Ash and Sportfreunde Stiller Tour Starts Today!

Today marks the beginning of a run of tour dates for the band in Germany with their close friends Sportfreunde Stiller. The band have also added in a few more European shows to fill in the gaps.

Ash will be back in Spain on the 21st for the Eutopia Festival in Cordoba, they then head off to Austria to play The Weekender Club in Innsbruck on the 22nd, swiftly followed by a return to Abart in Switzerland on the 23rd and finally they play their own show in Hamburg at The Docks as part of the Reeperbahn Festival on the 27th.

September 21 - Eutopia Festival, Cordoba - Spain
September 22 - Innsbruck, Weekender Club - Austria
September 23 - Zurich, Abart - Switzerland
September 27 - Hamburg, The Docks - Germany

UPDATE: Ash will return to Germany in November to play with Sparta and The Donnas as part of the Jagermeister Rock Liga tour. The five dates are as follows:

November 26 - Wurzburg, Soundpark Ost
November 27 - Saarbrucken, Garage
November 28 - Bielefeld, Ringlokschuppen
November 29 - Hannover, Faust
November 30 - Erfurt, Centrum

The Dead 60s Confirmed for UK Tour

Ash have today announced that The Dead 60s will be the main support act on their upcoming UK Autumn Tour. There will also be another excellent addition to the tour announced very soon, stay tuned for further details.

Ash to Play Reeperbahn Festival

Ash have been added to the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany. The band will be playing a full set on Thursday, September 27 at the D-Club. Biffy Clyro, Hard Fi and Stars are among over a 100 acts who are also playing. Here’s the lowdown.

Over 200 bands performed for more than 10,000 people at the first Reeperbahn Festival in September 2006 - three days of non-stop amazing music in Hamburg clubs on and off the Reeperbahn.

Thanks to the positive media response, the festival has made a name for itself in Germany. Over three evenings, music fans of all ages chose from a wide selection of internationally established bands as well as up-and-coming acts in a variety of musical genres.

Following this brilliant start, the 2007 festival will present more than 100 bands in clubs in close proximity. Tickets are available, just like last year, as 3-, 2- and 1- day passes. Though more concentrated, this year’s festival will still have the top-quality lineup of last year’s. There will be newcomers, of course, along with a great mix of styles and sounds. As in 2006, the 2007 festival will also feature special events in addition to live music.

So get ready to make new discoveries! From September 27 to 29 it’s one highlight after another - and the choice will be yours!

Tickets are priced as follows a three-Day-Pass is 55,00 €, a two-Day-Pass: 38,00 € and finally a one-Day-Pass: 26,00 €. More info can be found on the Reeperbahn Festival website.

Ash to Play XFM Birthday Bash

You may remember a while ago we revealed Ash had been confirmed to play a show as part of XFM’s 10th birthday celebrations, well we can now reveal the date and venue. The show will take place at London’s Water Rats on September 4.

Listen to XFM daily to get the chance to win tickets for one of these incredible shows every week for the next seventeen weeks. You can find more info at the XFM website.

Ash to Play Free XFM Gig

XFM have announced details of their birthday celebrations, which will include a live performance from Ash. They have revealed that some of the biggest bands around will be performing across London to celebrate a decade of XFM’s great broadcasting, live events and new music. Over 20 acts will take part in the celebrations over the coming months, giving XFM, the most rock and roll birthday imaginable.

The party kicks off on August 6 with The Coral and will continue with exclusive gigs from Pigeon Detectives, Biffy Clyro, CSS, The Fratellis, The Rumblestrips, Kate Nash, Babyshambles, Stereophonics, Maximo Park, Kaiser Chiefs, Klaxons, Razorlight, Ash and The Kooks.

The date and venue of Ash’s gig has yet to be announced, but we’ll let you know more details as they emerge.

Go to for further details and the chance to win tickets to the Ash gig.

UK Autumn Tour Announced

Ash have announced details of a full UK Autumn tour, their first major UK tour since 2004. The full dates are as follows:

20.10.07 - Liverpool, Academy
21.10.07 - Bristol, Academy
23.10.07 - Nottingham, Rock City
24.10.07 - Newcastle, Academy
25.10.07 - Sheffield, Octagon
27.10.07 - Birmingham, Academy
28.10.07 - Glasgow, Barrowland
29.10.07 - Manchester, Academy
31.10.07 - Leeds, University

01.11.07 - Norwich, U.E.A.
02.11.07 - Southampton, Guildhall
03.11.07 - London, Brixton Academy

Tickets go on general sale on Wednesday 4th July, you can buy on-line at or through the 24HR CC Hotline: 0871 2200 260. There is a 24 hour pre-sale for all Ash boarders and MySpace friends that starts Tuesday morning (3rd).

Album Launch Instore Gig

Ash will be doing a special album launch live performance and signing session at London’s Virgin Megastore in Oxford Street, London on Monday July 2nd at 6.00pm.

Here’s the description from the Virgin Megastore website:

Guitar wielding three-piece (and the nicest guys in rock!) Ash will be launching their new album ‘Twilight of the Innocents’ with a special live performance and signing at the Oxford Street Megastore on Monday 2nd July at 6:00pm. They wowed crowds at the recent Isle of Wight Festival with a turbo charged set so expect to be blown away by this tighter than ever trio. Don’t miss your chance to see this band live and get your copy of the album signed!

NB: This is a wristband only event. You can purchase the album and get your wristband, which is available on a first come first served basis to personal callers only, from Monday 2nd July at the Oxford St Virgin Megastore. 2 wristbands per person.

Ash to Support Sportfreunde Stiller

Ash will be returning to Germany again later this year to support their good friends Sportfreunde Stiller on their arena tour. The full dates are as follows:

17.09 - Stuttgart, Porsche-Arena
18.09 - Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle
19.09 - Köln, Palladium
26.09 - Berlin, Arena
01.10 - München, Olympiahalle