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October 1, 2006

Connecticut – Legendary British rockers Wishbone Ash, who for over 30 years has been hailed by concert-goers and reviewers alike as one of the best bands ever to grace a stage, is gearing up for an extensive tour of the UK and USA. Hot on the heels of their latest CD release Clan Destiny, which has been receiving rave reviews worldwide, Wishbone Ash will support the new album with a series of exclusive concerts beginning in October.

The tour dates are as followed:
Oct. 4 – Huntingdon Hall – Worcester, UK
Oct. 5 – Mr Kyps – Poole, UK
Oct. 7-8 – Redstack Playhouse – Bexhill On Sea, UK
Oct. 9 – Theatr Brycheiniog – Brecon, UK
Oct. 10 – The Stables – Milton Keynes, UK
Oct. 11 – The Standard – London, UK
Oct. 12 – The Brook – Southampton, UK
Oct. 13 – Pontardawe Arts – Swansea, UK
Oct. 14 – The Wharf – Tavistock, UK
Oct. 15 – The Fleece – Bristol, UK
Oct. 16 – Glee Club – Cardiff Bay, UK
Oct. 18 – Chiddingfold Club – Chiddingfold, UK
Oct. 19 – Brindley Arts Centre – Runcorn, UK
Oct. 20 – Picturedome – Holmfirth, UK
Oct. 21 – Wilbarston Hall – Wilbarston, UK
Oct. 22 – Robin 2 – Wolverhampton, UK
Oct. 24 – Irish Centre – Leeds, UK
Oct. 25 – Academy 2 Newcastle – Newcastle, UK
Oct. 26 – Perth Concert Hall – Perth, UK
Oct. 27 – Lochgelly Centre – Lochgelly, UK
Oct. 28 – Lemon Tree – Aberdeen, UK
Oct. 30 – Cox’s Yard -Stratford Upon Avon, UK
Oct. 31 – The Limelight Club – Crewe, UK
Nov. 1 – Festival Hall at The Albert Halls – Bolton, UK
Nov. 2 – The Renfrew Ferry – Glasgow, UK
Nov. 3 – The Platform – Morecambe, UK
Nov. 4 – AshCon 2006 – Chesterfield, UK
Nov. 15 – Sellersville Theater – Sellersville, PA – USA
Nov. 16 – Bank Street – New London, CT – USA
Nov. 17 – Bull Run – Shirley, MA – USA
Nov. 18 – ? – Saranac Lake, NY – USA
Nov. 19 – Infinity – Buffalo, NY – USA
Nov. 20 – Moondog’s – Blawnox, PA – USA
Nov. 21 – Thirsty Ear – Columbus, OH – USA
(Nov. 22 – Dec. 2 dates TBA)

Founded in England in 1969, Wishbone Ash has released over 30 albums to date, and has been touted as one of the first dual-guitar rock bands. Rolling Stone magazine boasts that Ash guitarists Andy Powell and Ted Turner are amongst the world’s top 20 best of all time! The group’s 1972 classic release Argus, which was voted ‘Album Of The Year’ by readers of UK’s Melody Maker and NME , was remixed and reissued in 2002 as a special 30th anniversary edition and consequently was MCA’s fastest selling reissue in the label’s history.

Wishbone Ash’s current line-up features original founding member Andy Powell , whose name is synonymous with the Gibson Flying V (and he has probably done more to influence its use than any other guitarist!) Through the years, Powell has been prominently featured in such notable publications as Guitar, Guitarist and most recently Vintage Guitar . He has also recorded with the likes of George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Stewart Copeland and Renaissance. Adding to the quartet is guitarist Jyrki “Muddy” Manninen, who brings a blues-y style to the band with his hot slide playing. Bassist Bob Skeat has worked with everyone from Colin Blunstone, Gilbert O’Sullivan and Chris Farlowe to Princess Stephanie of Monaco! Lastly, drummer Ray Weston ‘s impressive credits include Del Shannon, Bjork, Tom Jones, Peter Green, Robert Palmer, Steve Howe, Ultravox, Katrina and the Waves, Andy Summers, The Bay City Rollers and Bill Wyman amongst many others.

While the band prepares for the upcoming tour, a full night of classic Wishbone Ash is promised, including band hits “The King Will Come”, “Warrior”, “Blowin’ Free” and “Jailbait”. Most recently the band’s seminal track “Throw Down The Sword” was voted #14, in the list of top 40 guitar solos by listeners of Planet Rock Radio in the UK.

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Courtesy of Glass Onyon PR