Russell - of Bloc Party and solo project Pin Me Down - is a life long Ash fan, "I've always loved Ash, my first ever stage performance was part of an Ash covers band, so when they asked me to join them on their forthcoming tour I jumped at the chance!"
Tim Wheeler, "We first met at the South By South West in 2005, we’d heard he and Kele Okereke met when Russell was playing Ash songs at a party, so we've always felt that connection with him. We've loved Bloc Party since their first single and have always really admired his guitar playing."
Ash’s tour coincides with the release of their compilation A - Z Volume 1 on 19th April. The compilation marks the halfway point in Ash’s groundbreaking 26 single campaign, the A-Z Series. Wrapping up singles A to M alongside a host of bonus material, the compilation illustrates Ash’s rejuvenated creative zeal. It is also available in a limited edition CD/DVD format featuring the '50-minute A-Z tour documentary' A is For Ash.
PRE-ORDER CD £8.99 | PRE-ORDER LIMITED EDITION DVD & CD £8.99
Tim and Russell will be interviewed by Steve Lamacq on his 6Music show at 5:10 this evening.
ASH UK TOUR DATES:
Tickets priced £15 regionally and £16.50 in London.
19/04/10 Southampton - University Buy Tickets
20/04/10 Cambridge - Junction Buy Tickets
21/04/10 Norwich - Waterfront Buy Tickets
23/04/10 Birmingham - Irish Centre Buy Tickets
24/04/10 Leeds - Metropolitan University Buy Tickets
25/04/10 Newcastle - O2 Academy Buy Tickets
27/04/10 Glasgow - O2 ABC Buy Tickets
28/04/10 Manchester - Academy 2 Buy Tickets
30/04/10 Bristol - O2 Academy Buy Tickets
01/05/10 Brighton - Concorde 2 Buy Tickets
02/05/10 Oxford - O2 Academy Buy Tickets
04/05/10 London - Electric Ballroom **SOLD OUT**
05/05/10 Northampton - Roadmenders Buy Tickets
06/05/10 London - Koko Buy Tickets