Ash mark the anniversary of their stand-out album 1977 with a huge tour, including several dates in the UK.
Ash 1977 anniversary tour
Updated: 23 June 2016
December will see Ash tour the UK to mark the anniversary of their pivotal album 1977.
Playing just three gigs in the UK, their first tour date will take place on 10 December at The Roundhouse in London. The band will then head to Manchester for a gig at The Ritz on 11 December. Their final tour date will see the group head to Nottingham for a gig at Rock City on 12 December.
The tour will see Ash perform 1977 in its entirety to mark 20 years since the collection was released. 1977 was a huge moment for the band with many of the tracks becoming firm fan favourites, including their now trademark single Girl From Mars.
Tim Wheeler, Mark Hamilton and Rick McMurray formed Ash in the early ‘90s while in their teens. They released their debut album Trailer in 1994. The album hit a nerve with the music fans and critics but it was their second release 1977 that set the band up for bigger things.
1977 included several chart-storming singles such as Girl From Mars. The song has since become the band’s trademark tune. The album was the first of several that received platinum certification.
Ash added Charlotte Hatherley on lead guitar to the line-up. Charlotte made her recording debut on the band’s third album, Nu-Clear Sounds, and gave the band a more mature, grunge-influenced sound. Hatherley left the band in 2006 but returned in 2011 for an anniversary show.