Ash confirm summer 2012 tour and festival appearances
Posted: 13th April 2012
Being an alt-rock trio from Northern Ireland isn't always about being conventional - just look at Ash's history since 1992.
For a kick-off, they named their 1996 debut platinum album, '1977', as a nod to the roots of their kick-ass pogo-pop influences. In 1998 they soundtracked the Diaz/McGregor film 'A Life Less Ordinary' and then promptly imploded, both critically and creatively, with the album 'Nu-Clear Sounds'. They returned with a number 1 album, 'Free All Angels', filled the airwaves with a string of excellent hit-singles in 'Shining Light', 'Sometimes' and the Walker Brothers-sampling 'Candy'.
In 2004, Ash released an album called 'Meltdown', a portent of later events which included Charlotte Hatherley's departure. In 2009, the band issued no less than 26 singles entitled 'A to Z' which resulted in 26 shows being played in towns beginning with each corresponding letter of the alphabet. Even 2011 brought about the unusual - a split-stereo digital release with We Are Scientists (one stereo channel) and Ash (the other stereo channel) performing 'Washington Parks' by Robert Manning for an MS charity fundraiser (head to Ash's website http://www.ash-official.com for more details).
Live-wise for 2012, there is the small matter of supporting global rock-gods Coldplay at the Emirates Stadium on 1st June, followed by the more modest Norfolk surroundings of this year's cracking PlayFest 2012 on 2nd June and a show at Crewe's Volume Festival on the 3rd. But Ash just wouldn't be Ash without performing a headline tour - first stop on the pre-Isle of Wight Festival jaunt is Exeter on 5th June, followed by Gloucester on the 6th and Derby on the 7th. Tickets for all three shows are available now and cost from £15 plus fees.
They return to the festival trail on 9th June at Longford's Helium Festival in Ireland and the big one on 24th June, the Isle of Wight Festival.
- Wed 10th Mar 2021 Ash O2 Academy Newcastle (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) Buy Tickets
- Thu 11th Mar 2021 Ash Beckett University (Leeds) Buy Tickets
- Fri 12th Mar 2021 Ash : 25 Years of Ash O2 Academy (Bristol) Buy Tickets
- Sun 14th Mar 2021 Ash O2 Ritz (Manchester) Buy Tickets
- Mon 15th Mar 2021 Ash SWG3/ Galvanizers (Glasgow) Buy Tickets
- Wed 17th Mar 2021 Ash Rock City (Nottingham) Buy Tickets
- Thu 18th Mar 2021 Ash Pyramids Centre (Portsmouth) Buy Tickets
- Fri 19th Mar 2021 Ash, Indoor Pets Roundhouse (Camden) Buy Tickets
- Sun 23rd May 2021 Ash Roisin Dubh (Galway) Buy Tickets
- Wed 30th Jun 2021 Ash The Arts Club (Liverpool) Buy Tickets
- Fri 2nd Jul 2021 Ash Concorde 2 (Brighton) Buy Tickets
- Sun 11th Jul 2021 TRNSMT, Lewis Capaldi, Snow Patrol, Rita Ora, Amy MacDonald, Declan McKenna, Jay1, Sea Girls, Loyle Carner, Joesef, Ash, Ryan McMullan, Ms Banks, Kawala, Saint PHNX Glasgow Green (Glasgow) Buy Tickets
- Tue 13th Jul 2021 Ash Holmfirth Picturedrome (West Yorkshire) Buy Tickets
- Wed 14th Jul 2021 Ash The Sugarmill (Stoke-on-Trent) Buy Tickets