Martin Turner, founder of the legendary Wishbone Ash, continues his 33-date The Beauty of Chaos 2017 UK tour, stopping at Arlington Arts in Newbury this September.
The tour will include a rare performance of the seminal Wishbone Ash album, Argus, in its entirety.
It is 45 years since Argus, Wishbone Ash’s third and most popular album, was released when it reached number two in the UK album charts and was named Album of the Year by the UK music press. Vocalist and bassist Martin Turner was the main composer, lyricist and creative force behind the fame of the album.
His ‘The Beauty of Chaos’ tour will feature classic album tracks and stage favourites from the extensive Wishbone Ash repertoire, as well as material from the recent Written in the Stars album that remains true to the original Wishbone Ash blueprint.
Turner recently said: “My band – Danny, Tim and Misha – and I are looking forward to the upcoming tour.
“As always, fans can expect a mix of songs from various albums [with] further exploration of the extensive Wishbone Ash catalogue and selected cuts from the more recent Written in the Stars album.
“This time around we will also be including [a] full performance of Argus. I’m constantly being made aware how this album still resonates with people and holds a special place in their hearts, some 45 years after its release.
“This I believe is due to the strong melodic content of the music and the universal themes [to which] everyone can relate to the lyrical references to time, space, war, etc.”
Formed in 1969 by Turner and Steve Upton, Wishbone Ash forged a musical identity that produced some of rock music’s best loved works, influenced numerous successful bands and resulted in millions of album sales.
The gig takes place on September 16 at Arlington Arts Centre. Tickets cost £16.
To book, call the box office on 01635 244246, or visit arlingtonarts.co.uk.