SPV/Steamhammer Signs Legendary Rock Band WISHBONE ASH!

New Studio Album out in January 2020 
Lead single out in October/November 2019
Extensive World Tour to Celebrate 50th Anniversary starting October 2019 
Wishbone Ash, with their legendary twin lead guitars among the most important and influential rock bands in music history, have signed with Steamhammer/SPV in summer 2019. January 2020 will see the arrival of a brand-new studio album; the lead single ‘We Stand As One’ has been scheduled for release in October/November 2019, exactly fifty years after the band’s foundation and on time for the start of their global anniversary tour. Founder member, guitarist and vocalist Andy Powell promises “a real heavy rock anthem in the spirit of Wishbone Ash classics such as ‘The Warrior’, featuring awesome guitar sounds that our fans will love.” A video clip, scheduled to be shot during the group’s show at London’s O2 Academy, is also in the pipeline.
Andy Powell and his three comrades-in-arms, guitarist Mark Abrahams and longstanding band members Bob Skeat (bass) and Joe Crabtree (drums), are currently at the studio in the US to apply the finishing touches to their latest material. Wishbone Ash have recorded eleven new numbers, at least ten of which will feature on their yet untitled album. 
Both Andy Powell and Steamhammer/SPV A&R manager Olly Hahn are delighted with the signing. Powell: “Germany has always been one of our most important markets, so it makes a lot of sense to sign with a record company such as SPV, which has a strong network of partners, knows Wishbone Ash really well and also has its stylistic focus on classic rock music. We look forward to a fruitful collaboration.” Olly Hahn adds: “Wishbone Ash have written music history not only with classics such as Argus, Live Dates and There´s The Rub, but also with tougher numbers such as on Twin Barrels Burning: they have consistently released outstanding albums for the past fifty years. So we’re proud and happy to accompany and support this unique band during their anniversary year.”
Wishbone Ash Headliner-UK-Tour 
11 OCTOBER Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury  
12 OCTOBER Ropetackle Arts Centre Shoreham by sea 
15 OCTOBER Princess Theatre Hunstanton 
16 OCTOBER J2, Cambridge Junction Cambridge  
17 OCTOBER O2 Academy Islington London  
18 OCTOBER O2 Institute2 Birmingham Digbeth 
19 OCTOBER The Roses Tewkesbury  
20 OCTOBER Coliseum Theatre Aberdare  
22 OCTOBER Dorking Halls Dorking  
23 OCTOBER The Haymarket Basingstoke  
24 OCTOBER The Brook Southampton  
25 OCTOBER Tivoli Theatre Wimborne  
26 OCTOBER Cheese & Grain Frome  
27 OCTOBER Exeter Phoenix Exeter  
29 OCTOBER Swindon Arts Centre Swindon  
30 OCTOBER The Stables Milton Keynes  
31 OCTOBER The Flowerpot Derby  
1 NOVEMBER The Met Bury  
2 NOVEMBER Floral Hall at the Waterfront Southport  
3 NOVEMBER The Grand Clitheroe  
5 NOVEMBER Bootleggers Music Bar Kendal  
6 NOVEMBER Sage Gateshead  
7 NOVEMBER The Ferry Glasgow  
8 NOVEMBER Old Fire Station Carlisle  
9 NOVEMBER Jamhouse Edinburgh  
10 NOVEMBER The Lemon Tree Aberdeen  
12 NOVEMBER ARC Stockton-on-tees  
13 NOVEMBER The Welly 2 Hull  
14 NOVEMBER Brudenell Social Club Leeds  
15 NOVEMBER The Picturedrome Holmfirth  
16 NOVEMBER The Y Theatre Leicester  
with Uriah Heep and Nazareth
10 JANUARY MHP Arena Ludwigsburg, Germany 
11 JANUARY Haus Auensee Leipzig, Germany 
12 JANUARY Sparkassen Arena Aurich, Germany 
14 JANUARY Posthalle Würzburg, Germany 
15 JANUARY Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt, Germany 
17 JANUARY Jurahalle Neumarkt In Der Oberpfalz, Germany 
18 JANUARY Saarlandhalle Saarbrücken, Germany 
19 JANUARY Muffathalle Munich, Germany 
21 JANUARY Tempodrom Berlin, Germany 
22 JANUARY Stadthalle Chemnitz, Germany 
24 JANUARY Swiss Life Hall Hannover, Germany 
25 JANUARY Sporthalle Hamburg, Germany 
28 JANUARY bigBOX Allgäu Kempten, Germany 
29 JANUARY Warsteiner Music Hall Dortmund, Germany
Wishbone Ash Headliner-European-Tour 
30 JANUARY Rosenhof Osnabrück, Germany 
31 JANUARY Music Hall Worpswede, Germany 
1 FEBRUARY De Boerderij Zoetermeer, Netherlands 
3 FEBRUARY Harmonie Bonn, Germany 
4 FEBRUARY Alte Mälzerei Regensburg, Germany 
5 FEBRUARY Spectrum Club Augsburg, Germany 
6 FEBRUARY Z7 Konzertfabrik Pratteln, Switzerland 
7 FEBRUARY Sudhaus Tübingen, Germany 
8 FEBRUARY Kulturladen E.v. Konstanz, Germany 
Wishbone Ash Headliner-US-Tour 
15 FEBRUARY King Center Melbourne, FL
16 FEBRUARY Skipper’s Smokehouse Tampa, FL 
18 FEBRUARY Vinyl Music Hall Pensacola, FL  
19 FEBRUARY House of Blues New Orleans, LA  
20 FEBRUARY Dosey Doe The Big Barn The Woodlands, TX  
21 FEBRUARY The Guitar Sanctuary Music & Event Center McKinney, TX 
22 FEBRUARY Sam’s Burger Joint San Antonio, TX  
23 FEBRUARY One World Theatre Austin, TX  
26 FEBRUARY Rhythm Room Phoenix, AZ  
27 FEBRUARY Boulder Station Las Vegas, NV
28 FEBRUARY Ramona’s Mainstage Ramona, CA 
29 FEBRUARY Arcadia Blues Club Arcadia, CA 
1 MARCH The Coach House San Juan Capistrano, CA 
4 MARCH Yoshi’s Oakland, CA 
5 MARCH The Fox Redwood City, CA
11 MARCH Aladdin Theater Portland, OR
12 MARCH Jazzbones Tacoma, WA
13 MARCH Triple Door Seattle, WA
14 MARCH Bellingham Performing Arts Center Bellingham, WA
01-08 APRIL Miami, FL US/St. Maarten, AQ /St. Thomas, VI/Great Stirrup Cay, BS
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