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New Wishbone Ash Album "Coat Of Arms"

WISHBONE ASH - New album Coat Of Arms out on 28 February 2020 - - Massive European/USA Tour for 2020 announced -

In the annals of rock music, there have been few bands with a lasting stylistic influence who continue to be active to this day and are celebrated at their shows not only for their past accomplishments but who continue to impress their fans with new albums, new songs and fresh ideas at regular intervals. Wishbone Ash certainly count among this rare species. Almost precisely fifty years ago this month, the group surrounding guitarist/vocalist Andy Powell first caught attention with the release of their debut album Wishbone Ash (1970). Two years later, they went on to write music history with their third release Argus, and since then Wishbone Ash have brought out more than two dozen outstanding studio and live recordings, among them classics such as Live Dates (1973), There´s The Rub (1974) and New England (1976), as well as more recent gems such as The Power Of Eternity (2007) and Elegant Stealth (2011). Their latest release Coat Of Arms forges an arc to all these offerings, featuring Wishbone Ash’s characteristic twin lead guitar parts, their haunting melodies and diverse stylistic facets,while at the same time imbuing the scene with a breath of fresh air.

Coat Of Arms sounds stylistically diverse and technically accomplished, yet the new album is typical of Wishbone Ash’s traditional strengths – a balancing act that is a challenge to Andy Powell every time: “Following the countless songs that we have written throughout the history of Wishbone Ash, my own expectations are extremely high. On the one hand as a composer you try not to repeat yourself in your creative output but to come up with new ideas all the time, on the other you want to remain faithful to your style. Good songs need an inner conviction and the right inspiration. We had both when we started working on Coat Of Arms. You’d be right in describing the current line-up as the best in the history of Wishbone Ash. We all love our lives as musicians, the direct contact with our fans, travelling, the shows, our songs. It’s that commitment by everybody involved that you hear in every single note on Coat Of Arms.”

Coat Of Arms will be released through SPV/Steamhammer on February 28th, 2020 as CD DigiPak, 2LP version (incl. bonus track), download and stream:

January 10th, 2020 will see the arrival of the lead single ‘We Stand As One’, which Andy Powell proudly describes as a “real heavy rock anthem featuring wonderful guitars, in the true spirit of Wishbone Ash classics such as ‘The Warrior’.”


1) We Stand As One 4:16 2) Coat Of Arms 7:55 3) Empty Man 5:17 4) Floreana 5:14 5) Drive 4:55 6) It’s Only You I See 7:35 7) Too Cool For AC 4:51 8) Back In The Day 4:46 9) Deja Vu 4:07 10) When The Love Is Shared 4:21 11) Personal Halloween 5:38 12) Latitude 2:30 (instrumental bonus track, vinyl only)

WISHBONE ASH Tour Dates 2020 on tour with Uriah Heep and Nazareth 10.01. DE-Ludwigsburg - Arena 11.01. DE-Leipzig - Haus Auensee 12.01. DE-Aurich - Sparkassen Arena 14.01. DE-Würzburg - Posthalle 15.01. DE-Frankfurt - Jahrhunderthalle 17.01. DE-Neumarkt - Jura Halle 18.01. DE-Saarbrücken - Saarlandhalle 19.01. DE-Munich - Muffathalle 21.01. DE-Berlin - Tempodrom 22.01. DE-Chemnitz - Stadthalle 24.01. DE-Hannover - Swiss Life Hall 25.01. DE-Hamburg - Sporthalle 28.01. DE-Kempten - bigBOX 29.01. DE-Dortmund - Warsteiner Music Hall

Headline Shows 30.01. DE-Osnabrück - Rosenhof 31.01. DE-Worpswede - Music Hall 01.02. NL-Zoetermeer - De Boerderij 03.02. DE-Bonn - Harmonie 04.02. DE-Regensburg - Alte Mälzerei 05.02. DE-Augsburg - Spectrum 06.02. CH-Pratteln - Z7 07.02. DE-Tübingen - Sudhaus 08.02. DE-Konstanz – Kulturladen

US-Tour 15.02. Melbourne, FL – Maxwell C. King Center For The Performing Arts 16.02. Tampa,FL – Skipper’s Smokehouse 18.02. Pensacola,FL – Vinyl Music Hall 19.02. New Orleans,LA – House Of Blues 20.02. The Woodlands,TX – Dosey Doe-The Big Barn 21.02. McKinney,TX – The Guitar Sanctuary Music & Event Center 22.02. San Antonio,TX – Sam’s Burger Joint 23.02. Austin,TX – One World Theatre 26.02. Phoenix,AZ – Rhythm Room 27.02. Las Vegas,NV – Boulder Station Hotel Casino 28.02. Ramona,CA – Ramona Mainstage 29.02. Arcadia,CA – Arcadia Blues Club 01.03. San Juan Capistrano,CA – The Coach House 04.03. Oakland,CA – Yoshi’s Jazz Club 05.03. Redwood City,CA – Club Fox 07.03. Sacramento,CA – Abstract Entertainment 08.03. Santa Cruz,CA - Moe's Alley 11.03. Portland,OR – Aladdin Theater 12.03. Tacoma,WA – JazzBones 13.03. Seattle,WA – The Triple Door 14.03. Bellingham,WA – Bellingham High School Performing Arts Center

Headline Shows 08.05. NL-Alphen an de Rijn - Parktheather 10.05. BE-Gent - Rockfactory 11.05. BE-Verviers - Spirit of 66 14.05. FR- Herouville St Clair- Big Band 15.05. FR-Riom - La Puce à l'Oreille 16.05. FR-St. Etienne - Stass 19.05. FR- Notre-Dame-d'Oé (Tours)- L'Oesia 20.05. FR- Vauréal - Le Forum 21.05. FR-Ris Orangis - Le Plan

Festival 23.05. UK-Bishop Auckland – Northern Kin Festival

US-Tour 09.09. Shirley,MA - Bull Run 10.09. Pawling,NY - Daryl's House 11.09. Jim Thorpe,PA - Mauch Chunk Opera House 12.09. Annapolis,MD - Rams Head on Stage 13.09. Richmond,VA - Tin Pan 16.09. Cincinnati,OH - Ludlow Garage 17.09. Highwood,IL - The 210 18.09. St.Charles,IL - Arcada Theatre 19.09. Edwardsville,IL - Wildey Theatre 20.09. Edwardsville,IL - Wildey Theatre 22.09. Davenport,IA - River Music Experience 23.09. Milwaukee,WI - The Black Room at Colectivo 24.09. Indianapolis,IN - The Vogue 25.09. Kent,OH - The Kent Stage 26.09. Pomeroy,OH - Fur Peace (sold out) 28.09. Pittsburgh,PA - Club Cafe 29.09. Buffalo,NY - Sportsmen's Tavern 01.10. Derry,NH - Tupelo Music Hall 02.10. Sellersville,PA - Sellersville Theater 03.10. Bordentown,NJ - Record Collector



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