US tour wrap

With the US tour in the rear-view mirror and the UK dates straight ahead, I wanted to take a moment to thank all the fans who came out Stateside for the "Tough & Tender" Tour. It's always great to see so many familiar faces -- as well as new ones! We treasure the special relationship we have with our fans, many who have become friends over the years.

The overwhelmingly enthusiastic response to Mark, our new guitarist, has been especially heartwarming. Wishbone Ash has the best fans on the planet! We look forward to returning to the States next spring -- watch this space!

Best Bones, Andy

Andy Interview with Style Weekly

Thanks to Buzzy Lawler & Style Weekly for previewing the Sept. 26 show at The Tin Pan in Richmond VA! Read the article: https://www.styleweekly.com/richmond/interview-influential-british-guitarist-andy-powell-talks-about-his-musical-coming-of-age/Content?oid=472200]

New tees and caps

Check out our new tee shirts and trucker caps available at shows on tour, featuring our updated classic logo from the early '70s. Big thanks to Jon Case for the redesign.

New custom built axe.

New photos available of a guitar I'll be featuring on tour shortly. Check it out: http://www.caseguitars.co.uk/new-gallery-43/

Ashcon 2017

Plans have now been finalised for our special event and finale to the Autumn UK tour “Ashcon”. The event will take place on Saturday November 18th at the Grand in Clitheroe.

Doors will open at midday and first on stage will be a tribute set by newly formed band Strange Testing. I am reliably informed that the band will contain some familiar faces from previous events and they are sure to present us with an entertaining set.

I am also very pleased to announce that Montreal Bluesman Steve Hill has accepted an invitation to perform during the afternoon event. “When it comes to one-man bands, guitarist and singer extraordinaire Steve Hill has no limits. The truest definition of a one-man band”.

The afternoon convention will then reach its highpoint with a performance by Wishbone Ash. This informal session will be a relaxing prelude to the evenings full on show.

Doors will re-open at 7pm and I am pleased to announce that I have arranged for the evening support to be performed by the Pat McManus Band. Pat was such a success at Ashcon 2013 that it will be really good to see him perform again and add a little Gaelic flavour to proceedings.

Then the highlight of the year and climax of the UK tour a full extended set by Wishbone Ash. As usual the boys will pull out all the stops to make this show one not to miss.

Tickets are now on sale in the store on www.wishboneash.com or directly from the venue by telephone 01200 421599 or http://www.thegrandvenue.co.uk.

Please note that there are a limited number of seats available for the evening show. These will only be for sale by contacting the venue. Anyone wanting a seat I would urge you to book as soon as possible as they are sure to sell out quickly.

Also don’t forget if you are planning on being in Clitheroe on the Friday evening that there will be a performance by Wishclone Ish at the Rose and Crown Hotel on Castle Street organized by our old friend Mike Day.

Guy Roberts

Tickets to Leeds Irish Center show on sale at Vision Guitars!

Mark Abrahams has some news to share:

Being a Leeds lad, ever since the show at the Leeds Irish Centre on Wednesday 8th November was announced I’ve received lots of messages from friends and fans of the band asking when and where tickets will be available. I’m pleased to announce that as well as from the venue itself, I now have tickets on sale at my guitar shop in Castleford, ‘Vision Guitars’.

Advance ticket price is £17.50 (£20 on the door) and I have just 100 tickets available in store available to collect now. If you’re in the area and would like to buy tickets for this show, call in, say hello and have a cuppa (or something stronger) at the same time!

Vision Guitars, 12 Albion Street, Castleford, WF10 1EW

Leeds Irish Centre, York Road, Leeds, LS9 9NT