(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)
Wishbone Ash, one of the U.K.’s most influential rock bands in music history, will be coming to the U.S. in April 2018 on the Open Road Tour.
The band will return here for an extensive run, hitting the southern swath of America from North Carolina and Florida to California. Fans old and new alike will have the ability to revel in the group’s signature twin-guitar mastery and powerhouse rhythm section, as they present classics spanning their career.
Formed in 1969, Wishbone Ash is gearing up for its 50th anniversary on the heels of a limited-edition deluxe 30-disc box set, Wishbone Ash: The Vintage Years, available April 2018 through Madfish Records while supplies last.
Check out a video trailer for the Box Set below. Pre-orders are currently available here.
Through the years the band has delved into various musical genres, from folk, blues and jazz, to rock and electronica. Whatever the style, Wishbone Ash’s hallmark has always been the distinctive twin-melodic lead guitar interplay that has influenced such bands as Thin Lizzy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Iron Maiden and, more recently, Opeth.
All of the upcoming Open Road Tour dates are listed below and this fall, the band will return to North America for some Canadian shows.
3 – Harvester Performance Center – Rocky Mount, VA
4 – Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC
6 – City Winery Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
7 – Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts – Melbourne, FL
8 – Skippers Smokehouse – Tampa, FL
11 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
13 – Keys Lounge – Fort Worth, TX
14 – Sam’s Burger Joint – San Antonio, TX
15 – One World Theatre – Austin, TX
18 – Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ
19 – Railhead, Boulder Station Hotel Casino – Las Vegas, NV
20 – Canyon Club – Agoura Hills, CA
21 – The Rose – Pasadena, CA
22 – The Coach House – San Juan Capistrano, CA
25 – Yoshi’s Jazz Club – Oakland, CA
26 – The Fox – Redwood City, CA