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Ash say “Oh Yeah” to peace

Published: October, 2001
Source: NME

Ash dedicated a track to the Irish peace process last night (October 25) during a secret show in London.

The Northern Irish four-piece dedicated “Oh Yeah” to ongoing peace in the light of IRA promises to put some of their arsenal of weapons beyond use.

It is not the first time Ash have commented of the ongoing peace process. In May 1998 they joined with U2 to play a landmark gig in Belfast’s Waterfront Hall In support of the “Yes” vote in the referendum to accept the Good Friday Agreement. The show is viewed by some as a catalyst that brought many first time voters to the ballot box and helped ease the “Yes” vote through.

Last night’s show, in the limited capacity Camden Monarch, saw Ash work through a Greatest Hits set including “Girl From Mars”, “Kung Fu” and current single “Candy”. They also covered Ween’s “What Deaner Was Talking About” and Weezer’s “Only in Dreams”.

Coldplay’s Chris Martin was amongst those watching the show.