by MythofRock

Legendary rock band Wishbone Ash has just signed to Steamhammer/SPV, so their upcoming album will be released via the German label in January 2020. These days we are expecting the band’s lead single off the new record and the beginning of its extensive world tour, which will celebrate the band’s 50 year anniversary. Below you read the official press release: 

“Wishbone Ash, with their legendary twin lead guitars among the most important and influential rock bands in music history, have signed with Steamhammer/SPV in summer 2019. January 2020 will see the arrival of a brand-new studio album; the lead single ‘We Stand As One’ has been scheduled for release in October/November 2019, exactly fifty years after the band’s foundation and on time for the start of their global anniversary tour. Founder member, guitarist and vocalist Andy Powell promises “a real heavy rock anthem in the spirit of Wishbone Ash classics such as ‘The Warrior’, featuring awesome guitar sounds that our fans will love.” A video clip, scheduled to be shot during the group’s show at London’s O2 Academy, is also in the pipeline. Andy Powell and his three comrades-in-arms, guitarist Mark Abrahams and longstanding band members Bob Skeat (bass) and Joe Crabtree (drums), are currently at the studio in the US to apply the finishing touches to their latest material. Wishbone Ash have recorded eleven new numbers, at least ten of which will feature on their yet untitled album. Both Andy Powell and Steamhammer/SPV A&R manager Olly Hahn are delighted with the signing. Powell: “Germany has always been one of our most important markets, so it makes a lot of sense to sign with a record company such as SPV, which has a strong network of partners, knows Wishbone Ash really well and also has its stylistic focus on classic rock music. We look forward to a fruitful collaboration”. Olly Hahn adds: “Wishbone Ash have written music history not only with classics such as Argus, Live Dates and There´s The Rub, but also with tougher numbers such as on Twin Barrels Burningthey have consistently released outstanding albums for the past fifty years. So we’re proud and happy to accompany and support this unique band during their anniversary year“. 

Tour Dates


Wishbone Ash Headliner-UK-Tour

11 OCTOBER Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury 

12 OCTOBER Ropetackle Arts Centre Shoreham by sea

15 OCTOBER Princess Theatre Hunstanton

16 OCTOBER J2, Cambridge Junction Cambridge 

17 OCTOBER O2 Academy Islington London 

18 OCTOBER O2 Institute2 Birmingham Digbeth

19 OCTOBER The Roses Tewkesbury 

20 OCTOBER Coliseum Theatre Aberdare 

22 OCTOBER Dorking Halls Dorking 

23 OCTOBER The Haymarket Basingstoke 

24 OCTOBER The Brook Southampton 

25 OCTOBER Tivoli Theatre Wimborne 

26 OCTOBER Cheese & Grain Frome 

27 OCTOBER Exeter Phoenix Exeter 

29 OCTOBER Swindon Arts Centre Swindon 

30 OCTOBER The Stables Milton Keynes 

31 OCTOBER The Flowerpot Derby 

1 NOVEMBER The Met Bury 

2 NOVEMBER Floral Hall at the Waterfront Southport 

3 NOVEMBER The Grand Clitheroe 

5 NOVEMBER Bootleggers Music Bar Kendal 

6 NOVEMBER Sage Gateshead 

7 NOVEMBER The Ferry Glasgow 

8 NOVEMBER Old Fire Station Carlisle 

9 NOVEMBER Jamhouse Edinburgh 

10 NOVEMBER The Lemon Tree Aberdeen 

12 NOVEMBER ARC Stockton-on-tees 

13 NOVEMBER The Welly 2 Hull 

14 NOVEMBER Brudenell Social Club Leeds 

15 NOVEMBER The Picturedrome Holmfirth 

16 NOVEMBER The Y Theatre Leicester 



with Uriah Heep and Nazareth

10 JANUARY MHP Arena Ludwigsburg, Germany

11 JANUARY Haus Auensee Leipzig, Germany

12 JANUARY Sparkassen Arena Aurich, Germany

14 JANUARY Posthalle Würzburg, Germany

15 JANUARY Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt, Germany

17 JANUARY Jurahalle Neumarkt In Der Oberpfalz, Germany

18 JANUARY Saarlandhalle Saarbrücken, Germany

19 JANUARY Muffathalle Munich, Germany

21 JANUARY Tempodrom Berlin, Germany

22 JANUARY Stadthalle Chemnitz, Germany

24 JANUARY Swiss Life Hall Hannover, Germany

25 JANUARY Sporthalle Hamburg, Germany

28 JANUARY bigBOX Allgäu Kempten, Germany

29 JANUARY Warsteiner Music Hall Dortmund, Germany


Wishbone Ash Headliner-European-Tour

30 JANUARY Rosenhof Osnabrück, Germany

31 JANUARY Music Hall Worpswede, Germany

1 FEBRUARY De Boerderij Zoetermeer, Netherlands

3 FEBRUARY Harmonie Bonn, Germany

4 FEBRUARY Alte Mälzerei Regensburg, Germany

5 FEBRUARY Spectrum Club Augsburg, Germany

6 FEBRUARY Z7 Konzertfabrik Pratteln, Switzerland

7 FEBRUARY Sudhaus Tübingen, Germany

8 FEBRUARY Kulturladen E.v. Konstanz, Germany


Wishbone Ash Headliner-US-Tour

 15 FEBRUARY King Center Melbourne, FL

16 FEBRUARY Skipper’s Smokehouse Tampa, FL

18 FEBRUARY Vinyl Music Hall Pensacola, FL 

19 FEBRUARY House of Blues New Orleans, LA 

20 FEBRUARY Dosey Doe The Big Barn The Woodlands, TX 

21 FEBRUARY The Guitar Sanctuary Music & Event Center McKinney, TX

22 FEBRUARY Sam’s Burger Joint San Antonio, TX 

23 FEBRUARY One World Theatre Austin, TX 

26 FEBRUARY Rhythm Room Phoenix, AZ 

27 FEBRUARY Boulder Station Las Vegas, NV

28 FEBRUARY Ramona’s Mainstage Ramona, CA

29 FEBRUARY Arcadia Blues Club Arcadia, CA

1 MARCH The Coach House San Juan Capistrano, CA

4 MARCH Yoshi’s Oakland, CA

5 MARCH The Fox Redwood City, CA
11 MARCH Aladdin Theater Portland, OR

12 MARCH Jazzbones Tacoma, WA

13 MARCH Triple Door Seattle, WA

14 MARCH Bellingham Performing Arts Center Bellingham, WA

01-08 APRIL Miami, FL US/St. Maarten, AQ /St. Thomas, VI/Great Stirrup Cay, BS




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