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Richard Ashcroft announces new album and UK tour (2018)

Richard Ashcroft

Story by Jack Foley

RICHARD Ashcroft is set to return with the October 19 release of his fifth solo studio album Natural Rebel. To celebrate, he has announced a series of UK tour dates, culminating with a show at London’s Kentish Town Forum.

Natural Rebel represents the latest chapter in a hugely successful solo career for the former Verve frontman andIvor Novellowinner.

It follows Alone With Everybody (#1,2000), Human Conditions (#3, 2002), Keys to the World (#2,2006) and These People (#3, 2016).

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 Studiosin Richmond, with further sessions at The Bunker,Tileyard Studiosand Hoxa HQ.

Natural Rebel is now available to pre-order now from this link
on 180 gram vinyl, CD and cassette.

A limited edition clear orange vinyl in a gatefold sleeve is available to pre-order from HMV and select independent stores.

Finally, Richard Ashcroft’s official store offers exclusive bundles which include signed formats, a limited edition clear blue vinyl in a gatefold sleeve, and highly collectible signed test pressings.

Richard Ashcroft will play some intimate shows this winter in support of Natural Rebel, including Glasgow, Middlesbrough, Nottingham, Manchester and London.

The UK tour dates are (all October and November 2018)

26 – Glasgow Barrowlands
28 – Middlesborough Town Hall
29 – Nottingham Rock City
31 – Manchester Albert Hall


2 – Kentish Town Forum