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Ash announce A-Z Singles Collection tour dates (2009)

Ash, Twilight of the Innocents

Story by Jack Foley

CRISS-crossing the nation from A to Z, evergreen rock stars Ash will be promoting their mould-breaking A-Z Singles Collection with a 26-date UK tour.

Working alphabetically through the towns and cities of the British Isles from Aldershot to Zennor, Ash will be dropping in on the UK’s lesser-visited concert venues.

Exotic locations like Ventnor (that’s on the Isle of Wight), The Havana Club (in Jersey), Upper Norwood (South London of course…) and the Devonshire seaside town of ‘eXmouth’, will be among those experiencing a rare visit from a major touring act.

The tour provides the launch pad for the band’s unique A-Z Series, kicking off with the electro-ballad True Love 1980 on October 12.

The A-Z Series will see a collection of 26 limited edition 7” and digital download singles, released fortnightly over the coming year.

Rising to the challenge of the creative Everest that is a 26-single campaign, with True Love 1980 Tim Wheeler has delivered a typically monumental piece of pop; tapping into Ash’s trademark hooks and three piece dynamism, while reveling in the possibilities of their groundbreaking studio project.

True Love 1980 follows the critically acclaimed free download single Return Of White Rabbit dropped earlier this summer.

The A To Z Tour dates are:

19 – Aldershot, West End Centre
20 – Bradford, The Gasworks
21 – Carlise, The Brickyard
22 – Dundee, Fat Sam’s
24 – East Grange, The Loft
25 – Falkirk, Behind The Wall
27 – Gloucetser, Guildhall
28 – Hastings, Crypt
30 – Ipswich, 77 Live
31 – Jersey, St.Helier Havana Club

2 – Kingston, The Peel
3 – Loughborough University
4 – Milton Keynes, Woughton Centre
6 – Newport TJ’s
7 – Oldham Castle
8 – Plymouth Hippo
10 – Queens Park, Corrib Rest
11 – Rotherham, The Vault
12 – Swansea, Sin City
14 – Tunbridge Wells, Forum
16 – Upper Norwood, Gipsy Hill Tavern
17 – Ventnor, Winter Gardens
19 – Worcester, Dive Bar
21 – Exmouth Pavilion
22 – Yeovil,Orange Box
23 – Zennor Village Hall

Tickets go on sale from 9am on Thursday, August 27.