L A T E S T N E W S
28 Oct 2022
20 Oct 2023
ARGUS ART PRINTS SIGNED BY FOUR ORIGINAL MEMBERS OF WISHBONE ASH
The Four original members of Wishbone Ash in collaboration with the Flood Gallery are proud to present an exclusive limited edition of giclée fine art prints featuring the iconic Hipgnosis designed cover image of "Argus", photographed in the Gorge Du Verdon in Provence, France.
Available in two editions, both hand-numbered and signed by the four original members of the band.
Pre-order now, with shipping starting on December 6th!
21 August 2023
LIVE DATES VOLUME II - ON TOUR 2024
Martin Turner and his band – Danny Willson, Misha Nikolic and Sonny Flint - are currently delighting audiences with their performances of the iconic 1973 Wishbone Ash “Live Dates” double album, plus other favourites, and will be continuing with this show format until the end of 2023.
We are pleased to announce that for Spring 2024, there will be a new touring theme of “Live Dates Volume II” and shows will feature the complete 1980-released double live album – a longstanding fan-favourite – together with highlights from the first “Live Dates” album.
Live Dates Volume II featured the following classic tracks recorded at shows between 1976-80:
Doctor; Living Proof; Runaway; Helpless; FUBB; Way Of The World; Lorelei; Persephone; You Rescue Me; Time Was; Goodbye Baby Hello Friend; No Easy Road
The first dates for 2024 can now be found on our tour dates page, with further shows to be added
20 Feb 2023
NEWCASTLE POSTPONED DUE TO ILLNESS
It is with great regret and disappointment that we have to announce that Martin Turner's show at The Cluny, Newcastle tonight is being postponed due to illness.
As those who have attended recent shows may be aware, for the past week Martin has struggled bravely with throat / voice problems following a heavy cold and has continued performing shows the best as he could so as not to let fans, venues and promoters down. However this morning he has woken up feeling extremely weak and with other added medical symptoms, and is simply in no condition to perform at all this evening.
Martin truly regrets the obvious disappointment this will cause, particularly as the tour, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Wishbone Ash's Live Dates double album - had been going extremely well with many sold out dates and delighted audiences everywhere. As long time supporters will know Martin has very rarely cancelled or postponed shows due to personal illness across his career to date.
We should stress that this is NOT a cancellation, only a postponement. Ticket holders should retain their tickets and a rescheduled date will be announced very soon, most likely within the next 48 hours. Watch this space....
UPDATE Martin resumes touring on 30th March in Southampton. All other shows are expected to go ahead as planned. Newcastle show has been rescheduled for Aug 4th 2023.
20 Feb 2023
LIVE DATES TOUR T-SHIRTS
We're delighted to share with you a preview of the t-shirt designs that will be available to purchase at shows on Martin Turner's 2023 "Live Dates" tour, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of Wishbone Ash's seminal 1973 double live album.
Check out our tour dates page for full listing of shows confirmed so far
26 Jan 2023
ARGUS 50th ANNIVERSARY BOX SET
Wishbone Ash – Argus – a 50th Anniversary multi-format Box Set will be released by @Madfishlabel on 14 April 2023 to celebrate one of the most pivotal entries in the history of great British rock and prog albums.
This super deluxe edition features 2 LPs, 3 CDs, 7” single, DVD and 48-page book with rare photographs and extensive liner notes & contributions from Martin Turner, Andy Powell, & Steve Upton
Pre-orders available here: https://WishboneAshMadfish.lnk.to/argus50
The Argus box set features:
3 CDs: Martin Turner’s Argus remaster, Live at The Alexandra Palace 1973 & Memphis 1972. Also features 4 previously unreleased early version demos.
2 LPs: Original Argus replica, remastered for this release + Argus Live on yellow vinyl (selected recordings from Alexandra Palace & Memphis).
DVD: French & Swiss TV footage, Live from the Rainbow 1973 & RTS Broadcast from 1974.
7” Red vinyl Single of ‘Blowin’ Free’.
Numbered certificate of authenticity
Argus was the group’s third studio LP, their biggest selling album and undoubtedly the classic album within the band’s ‘70s cannon
24 Dec 2022
We would like take this opportunity to thank sincerely all who have followed the band during 2022. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Please enjoy this short video clip of "Sometime World" filmed and recorded in Bath, September 2022.
We will see you on the road again during 2023 when we will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Wishbone Ash "Live Dates" album
Martin, Danny, Misha, Sonny
and the entire MTexWA team
28 Oct 2022
LIVE DATES 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Following Martin Turner's highly successful 2022 touring of the classic Wishbone Ash albums "Argus" and "Wishbone Four" performed 'back to back', which concludes in Dec 2022, Martin and his band - Danny Willson, Misha Nikolic and Sonny Flint - will return to the concert stages in 2023 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the classic Wishbone Ash 1973 double live album "Live Dates".
Shows for the "Live Dates" tour of 2023 confirmed so far are listed on our live dates page