25 years of Ash: UK dates in March 2020

news: Monday 4th November 2019

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Having successfully outlasted their self-described 'guaranteed real teenagers' tagline when they first burst in earshot in 1994, ASH have today announced the release of Teenage Wildlife: 25 Years Of Ash released on 14th February 2020. 

The release of Teenage Wildlife will be accompanied by extensive live itinerary throughout Europe and Scandinavia, re-visiting many of the towns, cities and venues they have previously played over the years. 

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 8th November, available from here.

The UK dates are:-
Tue 17 Mar - Leeds, Stylus Leeds University 
Wed 18 Mar - Newcastle, O2 Academy 
Fri 20 Mar - Glasgow, SWG3 TV Studio 
Sat 21 Mar - Manchester, O2 Ritz 
Sun 22 Mar - Nottingham, Rock City 
Tue 24 Mar - Bristol, O2 Academy 
Wed 25 Mar - Portsmouth, Pyramids 
Fri 27 Mar - London, Roundhouse 

Curated by the band, Teenage Wildlife:25 Years Of Ash features Tim Wheeler (vocals, guitar), Mark Hamilton (bass), Rick McMurray (drums) and Charlotte Hatherley (guitar).

Teenage Wildlife traces the band's recording career from exuberant debut Jack Names The Planets through to the likes of BuzzKill from 2018's top twenty album Islands whilst also including a brand new offering Darkest Hour Of The Night alongside thirteen Top 40 singles such as Girl From Mars, Gold Finger, Oh Yeah amid an array of the band's recorded history. Teenage Wildlife also comes in a limited lenticular three CD set that will include a nineteen-track collection of rarities including a version of The Buzzcocks' classic Everybody's Happy Nowadays (featuring Coldplay's Chris Martin), the eternal Teenage Kicks and the collection's infamous title track.

From their mini-album Trailer, a volley of intent with Jack Names The Planets, Uncle Pat and Petrol recorded whilst still at school debut album proper, 1996's Number One album 1977, almost imploding with the follow-up Nu-Clear Sounds, the addition of teenage guitarist Charlotte Hatherley, 1998's historic Northern Irish Referendum show in Belfast before a return to the number one spot with the universally acclaimed Free All Angels seeing Tim Wheeler awarded with an Ivor Novello for Shining Light, consolidating a reputation for a run of extraordinary singles.

Whether the original trio or expanded four-piece with the multi-talented Hatherley, ASH have continually excelled both live and on record - an edited overview of reflection, Teenage Wildlfe encapsulates the past twenty-five years perfectly.

2 LP standard / 2 LP Lenticular release

Side A: Side C:
A Life Less Ordinary Burn Baby Burn
Arcadia Dare To Dream
Darkest Hour Of The Night Annabel
Kung Fu Machinery
Cocoon Sometimes
You Can't Have It All

Side B: Side D:
Girl From Mars Oh Yeah
Wild Surf Angel Interceptor
Shining Light Jesus Says
Star-Crossed Orpheus
Buzzkill Jack Names The Planets

2 CD Standard release / Lenticular 3 CD inc Rarities collection **

Disc 1:
A Life Less Ordinary
Darkest Hour Of The Night
Kung Fu
You Can't Have It All
Girl From Mars
All That I Have Left
Wild Surf
Uncle Pat
Shining Light
Return Of White Rabbit
Coming Around Again

Disc 2:
Burn Baby Burn
Dare To Dream
Oh Yeah
Confessions In The Pool
True Love 1980
Angel interceptor
Jesus Says
End Of The World
Walking Barefoot
Jack Names The Planets
Twilight Of The Innocents

Disc 3:**
Here Comes The Music
Teenage Wildlife
I Shall Not Die
Skullful Of Sulphur
Teenage kicks
Seventh Circle
Everybody's Happy Nowadays
Chinese New Year
Wasted On You
Comet Tempel 1
Heroin, Vodka, White Noise
New Tattoo
When I'm Tired

published: 04/11/2019 12:27

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