Wishbone Ash, one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock, returns to North America this Spring with brand new tunes from their upcoming release, Blue Horizon.
The group returns to these shores following last year’s annual tour through the East, Midwest, Northwest and Western Canada, where they delighted fans with high-energy performances featuring a vast catalog spanning 45 continuous years of music-making.
The 2014 Spring tour has been nicknamed “The Blue Horizon Tour” to coincide with the March US release of Blue Horizon and celebrate the return of the band to areas not visited in many years.
“I thought, why not ring the bell to see if our fans in the South and Southwest would come out and join the party,” says bandleader and founding member Andy Powell.
The first leg of the tour begins April 15 in Florida and winds south and west before heading northward through the Pacific West Coast and Canada.
“We hope our long-lost fans will come check out what we’ve been doing, which has been continuously touring, recording and rehearsing,” said Powell. “The band has a fire in its belly, and we want to share that.”
Wishbone Ash’s new album, Blue Horizon (Solid Rockhouse Records), includes guest artist Pat McManus playing fiddle on two tracks. Fans will recall McManus made an appearance on 2011’s Elegant Stealth and also co-wrote one of the songs, “Can't Go It Alone,” with Andy Powell. Blue Horizon features two songs written by Aynsley Powell (Powell's son) and one by former Wishbone Ash guitarist Roger Filgate.
Tour of the USA:
Apr 15: Lou;'s Blues, Indialantic, FL, USA
Apr 16: The Plaza Live, Orlando, FL, USA
Apr 17: Bamboo Room, Lake Worth, FL, USA
Apr 18: Ringside Café, St Petersburg, FL, USA
Apr 19: Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA, USA
Apr 22: Neil's Music Room, Memphis, TN, USA
Apr 23: Duling Hall, Jackson, MS, USA
Apr 24: THe Ballroom at The Warehouse Live, Houston, TX, USA
Apr 26: Poor David's Pub, Dallas, TX, USA
May 3: Ramona Mainstage, Ramona, CA, USA
May 4: Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA
May 8: Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR, USA
May 9: Jazzbones, Tacoma, WA, USA
May 11: Triple Door, Seattle, WA, USA