Martin Turner brings Wishbone Ash’s 1976 New England album to Darwen!
The Wishbone Gold tour will see Martin Turner and his band performing 1976’s iconic New England album – as well as other favourites from the classic era of Wishbone Ash.
Released in October 1976 and featuring the celebrated Wishbone Ash ‘Mark 2’ line-up of Martin Turner, Steve Upton, Andy Powell and guitarist Laurie Wisefield (who had joined Wishbone Ash in 1974 replacing original member Ted Turner), New England marked a return to form for Wishbone Ash after the relatively disappointing response to its predecessor Locked In.
Recorded using mobile equipment, New England was written and recorded in the loose environment of a basement rehearsal facility set up at Martin Turner’s Connecticut home, resulting in an album that was brimming with live energy.
With a mix of powerful rock numbers such as ‘Runaway’ and ‘Mother of Pearl’, alongside melodic cuts like ‘Lorelei’ and ‘You Rescue Me’, the album was an instant crowd-pleaser.
The band’s twin-guitar hallmark had never sounded so vibrant as on the album’s instrumental showcase ‘Outward Bound’ and New England highlighted all that was great about this much-loved band.
Martin’s March show will mark the very first time New England has been performed in its entirety on stage!
This tour is an event that no Wishbone Ash aficionado will want to miss!
VENUE: Darwen Library Theatre, Knott St, Darwen, Lancashire BB3 3BU
DATE: Friday 15th March 2019
TICKET PRICES: Full Ticket Price from £17.50
Door Ticket Price from £21.50
Tickets are available
By Phone: 01254 706006
In Person: From Darwen Library, Knott Street, Darwen or Darwen Leisure Centre, The Green, Darwen or King George’s Hall Box Office, Northgate, Blackburn.