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An Evening Of Wishbone Ash Music… And Beyond

Martin Turner 2017 Tour Dates

Martin Turner, founder of the legendary Wishbone Ash, one of Britain’s most enduring and best loved melodic rock acts, announces his 33-date The Beauty of Chaos 2017 UK tour, which will include rare performance of the seminal Wishbone Ash album, ARGUS, in it’s entirety.

It is 45 years since Argus, Wishbone Ash’s third and most popular album was released when it reached No. 2 in the UK album charts and was named Album of the Year by UK music press. Vocalist & bassist Martin Turner, was the main composer, lyricist and creative force behind this critically acclaimed album, which remains one of the most enduring works of the classic rock era.

Martin Turner’s The Beauty of Chaos tour will also feature classic album tracks and stage favourites from the extensive Wishbone Ash repertoire, as well as material from the recent “Written in the Stars” album that remains true to the original Wishbone Ash blueprint. Three dates on this tour (Bath, Uttoxeter & Hornchurch) will see Martin & his band perform a select series of intimate un-plugged concerts. With its melodic nature, the classic Wishbone Ash material lends itself ideally to the stripped-down acoustic format. All other shows will be performed in the band’s usual electric format.

Turner says: “My band – Danny, Tim and Misha – and I are looking forward to the upcoming tour. As always fans can expect a mix of songs from various albums – further exploration of the extensive Wishbone Ash catalogue and selected cuts from the more recent “Written in the Stars” album. This time around we will also be including full performance of “Argus”. I’m constantly being made aware how this album still resonates with people and holds a special place in their hearts, some 45 years after its release. This I believe is due to the strong melodic content of the music and the universal themes – everyone can relate to the lyrical references to time, space, war, etc. The album marked a creative peak of the original band, with inspired contributions from all. In 2017 I feel my band has a great empathy for the music and the ability to reproduce the album faithfully onstage in a way that is fresh and exciting.”

Watch the live trailer below:

Formed in 1969 by Turner and Steve Upton, Wishbone Ash forged a unique musical identity that produced some of rock music’s best loved works, influenced numerous successful bands and resulted in millions of album sales.

Full tour dates and festival appearances are:


21 Lowdham Village Hall

22 Hartlepool Supporters Club

29 Fletching Trading Boundaries

30 Ferndown Barrington Theatre


5 Ilminster Square and Compass

6 East Prawle Pigs Nose Inn

11 Glasgow Ferry

12 Kinross Greens Hotel

13 Sheffield Greystones

14 St Helens Citadel

18 Chislehurst Beaverwood Club

19 Maidenhead Norden Farm Centre

20 Havant The Spring Arts Centre

31 Bath Chapel Arts Centre (unplugged)


2 Uttoxeter Acoustic Festival of Britain (unplugged)

3 Hornchurch Fairkytes Arts Centre (unplugged)


30 Maidestone Ramblin’ Man Fair


26 Faversham A New Day Festival


16 Newbury Arlington Arts Centre

17 Oswestry Lions Quays Hotel

22 Hull Fruit Space

23 Knaresborough Frazer Theatre


4 Bilston Robin 2

5 Runcorn The Brindley

6 Newcastle The Cluny

12 Worthing Pier

13 Hertford Corn Exchange

14 London 100 Club

20 Cardiff The Globe

21 Worcester Huntingdon Hall

26 Birmingham St.Paul’s

27 Hockley Touchline Live


3 Wokingham Music Club

Martin Turner is also delighted to announce that The Beauty of Chaos CD & DVD, recorded live in 2016, will be released later this year… more info will follow.

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