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Wishbone Ash feat. Argus Live 50th!

Live At The Tower!
Reserved Seating, doors open at 6:30pm.

Tickets: $22 - $50 (plus fees)

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For this special concert, Wishbone Ash will perform their landmark album, “Argus” (1972), in its entirety. The band's third release, “Argus” is interwoven with medieval and spiritual imagery, featuring such classics as “The King Will Come,” “Throw Down the Sword” and “Blowin' Free” – all three are still staples of Wishbone Ash's regular concerts. It is on “Argus” that guitarists Andy Powell and Ted Turner perfected their melodic twin-lead style, which later influenced such bands as Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden.

Inspired equally by British folk traditions, American jazz and R&B, the group has played to public and critical acclaim. Celebrating 50 continuous years of touring - up until the pandemic - Wishbone Ash is the quintessential road band, having gained worldwide recognition, based firmly on a regime of relentless touring and recording which has fed and grown their rabid following.

The constant of Wishbone Ash has been Andy Powell, voted into the Ten Most Important Guitarists in Rock History (Traffic magazine, 1989) and the Top 20 Guitarists Of All Time (Rolling Stone). Through the years, he has been featured in notable publications, including Guitar Player, Vintage Guitar and Guitarist, and has appeared at the Guitar Institute in Los Angeles. In 2015, he released his musical memoir, “Eyes Wide Open: True Tales of a Wishbone Ash Warrior” (co-written with Colin Harper, Jawbone Press) which offers an inside track of five decades of life on the road and in the studio.

About 'Argus'

By all standards, Argus was an extraordinary achievement. In his memoir, “Eyes Wide Open,” Powell says, “In retrospect, nothing else we did would be quite so significant. … It turned out to be an album of powerfully if loosely connected themes: time passing, aspiration, conflict, good and evil. The album's iconic cover design is one of Hipgnosis' legendary works - a sentry surveying a misty landscape - encapsulating the title of the album, which was taken from Greek mythology's one-eyed watcher. “There was this wonderful cinematic imagery of 'The Warrior' on the cover, the artwork bringing a visual dimension to the music within,” Powell says. Released in April 1972, “Argus” reached No. 3 in the UK charts and was named “Best Album” in the Melody Maker's annual poll, selling more than two million copies worldwide. “Argus” is the quintessential Wishbone Ash recording, the holy grail of realizing the band's unique and complex vision. “Argus” sold more than one million copies worldwide for Decca/MCA. Remixed and remastered for the album's 30th in 2002, the reissue was one of the fastest sell-out printings in MCA history. Universal is reissuing the album for the second time, in a Collector's Edition in 2022.

Visit www.wishboneash.com for more information; find us on Facebook @wishbone.ash.official, Instagram @wishboneashofficial and on Twitter @wishboneash_com

 

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