Classic Rock Legends Wishbone Ash Set 2013 North America Spring Tour

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Danbury, CT – Wishbone Ash, one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of Rock, kicks off the North American leg of their 2013 tour on February 28. The group returns to these shores following a successful spring tour last year to celebrate the release of their highly acclaimed studio album, Elegant Stealth, and on the heels of the RoadWorks 3 release, a collection of live performances.

During the Elegant Stealth Tour of 2012, Wishbone Ash played to full houses in the Northeast and Midwest. The upcoming North American Tour features many familiar venues plus several new stops, including dates on the West Coast and in Canada.

Released in November 2011 by ZYX Music, Elegant Stealth represents a benchmark in the evolution of Wishbone Ash. Signature twin-lead melodies and a powerhouse rhythm section frame 11 new tracks that reflect a diverse realm of styles and moods.

Formed in 1969, Wishbone Ash has more than 20 original studio recordings and several live albums to their credit. On Elegant Stealth, the group coalesces around strong songwriting and serious chops. Founding member Andy Powell handles lead vocals and trades licks with Finland’s guitar wizard Muddy Manninen. Bassist Bob Skeat, a 15-year veteran of the band and in-demand studio musician, sets the pace with Joe Crabtree, one of the best of Britain’s new breed of drummers, having played with Pendragon and David Cross of King Crimson. The band demonstrates its versatility on Elegant Stealth, from the Pop/Rocker “Reason to Believe” to the gentler vibe of “Give it Up” to tunes like “Warm Tears” and “Big Issues,” where the band gets to stretch out and flex its musical muscles.

Below, listen to and watch the music video for Reason To Believe:

Classic Rock Revisited’s Jeb Wright called Elegant Stealth “one of the best albums in Wishbone Ash’s 42 year career.”

Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck of said, “This band is like a fine wine that just keeps getting better with age and this is one of their strongest studio releases in years.”

“The songs are catchy, very technical, but there is a soul in what Wishbone Ash is doing!” said Mark Kadzielawa of 69 Faces of Rock.

Citing Wishbone Ash as an influence on their style, Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden, Southern Rock outfits like Lynyrd Skynyrd and, more recently, heavyweights like Opeth and some of the guitar- based Indie/Alternative bands, have all taken a little something from the legendary twin-guitar approach of Wishbone Ash. Truly, there is no other Rock band on the planet that has done more with the twin guitar concept than the Ash.

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Wishbone Ash North America Spring 2013 Tour Dates:

February 28 – Tupelo Music Hall, Londonderry, NH

March 1 – Towne Crier, Pawling, NY – Featuring Argus Live

March 2 – Record Collector, Bordentown, NJ – Featuring Argus Live

March 3 – Ukranian American Cultural Center, Whippany, NJ

March 4 – Iron Horse, Northhampton, MA

March 5 – Bridge Street Live, Collinsville, CT

March 6 – Bull Run, Shirley, MA

March 7 – Sellersville Theatre, Sellersville, PA

March 8 – Iridium, New York, NY

March 9 – Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe, PA

March 10 – Wellsboro House; Wellsboro, PA

March 11 – Winchester Music Hall, Cleveland, OH

March 12 – Callahan’s, Auburn Hills, MI

March 13 – Fitzgerald’s, Berwyn, IL

March 14 – Pabst Theater – Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI

March 16 – Festival Place, Sherwood Park, Alberta, BC

March 19 – The Venue, Alberta, BC – Featuring Argus Live

March 20 – Jazzbones, Tacoma, WA – Featuring Argus Live

March 21 – Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR – Featuring Argus Live

More dates to come …



Making of Elegant Stealth – Rockumentary Trailer (3min55):

Elegant Stealth Promo vid (1 min):

Live footage (Live in London DVD):


(Source: Glass Onyon PR)

For more info on WISHBONE ASH, click on the links below!

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5 Responses to “Classic Rock Legends Wishbone Ash Set 2013 North America Spring Tour”

  1. I go a loooong way back with Wishbone Ash….I remember listening to ‘Blind Eye’ as a 14 year old on a portable mono grundig cassette player in the car on the way to a holiday on England’s southcoast. Funny how certain songs invoke specific memories…and now the’Ash’ , some 40 years later and only one surviving original member, still have that same recognizable DNA – wonderful!

    • Right on Kev! As with Uriah Heep, Wishbone Ash has that 1 original member and it’s all about being surrounded by world-class talent; which equates to quality songs and not cotton filled jugs of nothingness.

      I always (truly) admire your choice of words Kev and “still have that same recognizable DNA” is a grand summation. Yes, songs do invoke specific memories… I actually wrote a piece that has a reference to just that and it will be posting this coming weekend! 🙂 \m/\m/

  2. I never paid much attention to Wishbone Ash in the past. It looks like I’m going to have to change that.

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