It’s a remarkable milestone few bands have achieved… 50 years of continual touring and recording… and always at the highest level. As Wishbone Ash take their place amongst an exceptionally rare elite, they’ll be celebrating the occasion with a 31 date tour covering the whole of the UK and Southport is lucky enough to be one of them!


Fans can look forward to enjoying repertoire from the band’s vast catalogue of exactly 100 unique releases – 27 studio albums, 24 live albums, 43 compilations and box sets, and five live DVDs, along with a DVD rockumentary (“This is Wishbone Ash”). A specially extended set will be accompanied by a back-projection show featuring highlights from the band’s illustrious career.

Having sold millions of albums, the band’s iconic twin-guitar sound has become familiar to audiences around the world with legendary classics such as The King Will Come, Throw Down the Sword, & Blowin’ Free. And, fifty years on, the band continues to push their creative process, currently putting the finishing touches to their next studio album, to be released in 2020.

Formed in October 1969 in London, England, Wishbone Ash are one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock. Inspired equally by British folk traditions, American jazz and R&B, the group vaulted to public and critical acclaim, touring arenas, stadiums and theatres throughout Europe and the United States. Power and melody have made the Ash a hard act to follow, while they are currently being discovered by new generations of loyal rock fans.

Through the years the band has delved into various musical genres, from folk, blues and jazz to pedal-to-the-metal rock and electronica. Whatever the style, Wishbone Ash’s signature is the distinctive twin-melodic lead guitar interplay that has influenced such bands as Thin Lizzy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Iron Maiden and, more recently, Opeth.

“The blueprint and musical roots that we laid down in the early 1970s must have been really strong to have lasted this long,” says founding member Andy Powell (guitar, vocals). “Every band needs a plan and most importantly, to find THEIR own sound.”

True road warriors, each year Wishbone Ash log around 30,000 road miles, roughly equivalent to circumnavigating the Earth.

Catch the band on Saturday 2 November Tickets available HERE

£26.50 ( booking fees apply!)