By Joshua Tomes
Discover for yourself why Wishbone Ash are one of the most enduring and popular bands in British Rock when they perform at Arlington Arts Centre on Saturday 06 November.
With millions of albums sold, their iconic twin-guitar sound inspired bands from Thin Lizzy to Iron Maiden and produced such classics tracks as ‘The King Will Come’, ‘Throw Down the Sword’ & ‘Blowin’ Free’. Wishbone Ash take their audience on a unique journey through their illustrious history by combining the old songs with the new, with a live show that remains as fresh and in demand as ever.
Finally, and most fortunately for Ash fans all over the world, just before the Covid-19 pandemic hit the world, a brand-new studio CD full of new songs was released on German label Steamhammer/SPV. Titled ‘Coat of Arms’, the band itself was unprepared for how well this latest offering in this, its 50th year of existence, would be received by the press, as well as by its worldwide fan base. Standout tracks like ‘We Stand As One’ and ‘Back In The Day’ formed the basis of two new videos and Classic Rock magazine in the UK rated it as one of the 25 best album releases in 2020.
Summer dates hit by the global pandemic have been for the most part, rescheduled for 2021 when the world will no doubt, be a very different place. Wishbone Ash plans to fight on with that indomitable warrior spirit which has seen this intrepid and innovative British treasure, weather a half a century of rock & roll, to date.
Over 50 years of continual touring and recording: it’s a remarkable milestone few bands have achieve and always at the highest level.
Tickets (£25) - www.arlington-arts.com / 01635 244246
All profits from Arlington Arts Centre go directly to Mary Hare, a school and national charity supporting deaf children.