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Richard Ashcroft announces huge 2019 UK tour

Richard Ashcroft

Story by Jack Foley

RIHARD Ashcroft has announced a huge UK and Ireland headline tour for April and May 2019, which culminates with a performance at the London Olympia, the first performance at this historic venue since Primal Scream eight years ago.

Fans that pre-order the album from the official artist store before or during the pre-sell period will receive exclusive pre-sale access to the UK tour dates.

Pre-sale tickets are available on Wednesday, October 10 from 9:30am. Pre-ordering provides access to the pre-sale and is not a guarantee of tickets. General sale tickets are available on Friday, October 12 from 9:30am.

Richard Ashcroft releases his fifth solo studio album, Natural Rebel, on October 19. The album will be released on his own RPA label and will be his first released via BMG.

Featuring 10 new songs, all of which were written by Ashcroft, Natural Rebel was produced by the singer-songwriter alongside Jon Kelly (Paul McCartney, Kate Bush) and Emre Ramazanoglu (Bobby Gillespie, Jarvis Cocker). The majority of its recording took place at State of the Ark Studios in Richmond, with further sessions at The Bunker, Tileyard Studios and Hoxa HQ.

Richard Ashcroft will play some sold out intimate shows this winter in support of Natural Rebel ahead of the main UK album tour next year, all of which are now sold out. This includes a night at London’s Kentish Town Forum in November.

The 2019 UK tour dates are (all April and May 2019)

19 – Portsmouth Guildhall
20 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
22 – Newcastle 02 Academy
23 – Edinburgh Usher Hall
25 – Hull Bonus Arena
27 – Birmingham 02 Academy
29 – Dublin Olympia

1 – Doncaster Dome
3 – Leicester De Montfort
4 – London Olympia