Richard Ashcroft - Australia 2010


Fri 30 Jul, 2010 Palace Theatre, Melbourne - 18+
Sat 31 Jul, 2010 Enmore Theatre, Sydney - All Ages
Wed 04 Aug, 2010 Metro City, Perth - 18+

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It is with great pleasure that The Frontier Touring Company announce a series of headline performances by Richard Ashcroft, former front man of The Verve. He will be accompanied by his new band, The United Nations of Sound.

Ashcroft previously released three critically acclaimed solo albums and is currently promoting his new single from The United Nations of Sound’s upcoming release, out in July/August this year.

The first track made available from the album, titled ‘Are You Ready’, is as eager and motivational as the name suggests and was produced by NoID, best known for his work with Jay-Z’s 2009 smash hits ‘Run This Town’ and ‘D.O.A.’.

‘[‘Are You Ready’] thumps and pounds along to Ashcroft's distinct vocals (and theosophical lyrics) before crescendo-ing into a Stones-like wall of guitar.’ - The National Post

First single ‘Born Again’ will be released in July.

Already causing a stir on the music scene, the album features string arrangements by the legendary Benjamin Wright who scored the strings on Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ and has worked with artists as diverse as Aretha Franklin and Outkast.

Widely known for his unique vocals, unwavering confidence and ear for anthemic composition, Richard Ashcroft has had critics raving for the better part of two decades and his latest project with The United Nations of Sound is sure to receive the same fervent response.

‘Firstly, Richard Ashcroft can sing, blessed of a larynx of Elvis proportions you feel privileged to be in the same room as; secondly he’s still utterly beautiful and thirdly he has songs so gargantuan in scale that stadiums would struggle to contain them.’ – NME

‘Not since Lazarus came forth has there been a comeback quite as spectacular as that of Richard Ashcroft.’ – The

Richard Ashcroft and The United Nations of Sound will perform their own original material, as well as songs from Richard Ashcroft’s extensive Verve and solo catalogue, in this first ever visit to Australia. Come one, come all and see one of Britain’s finest rockers live in action. Frontier Members pre-sale begins Wednesday 26 May at 2pm AEST. General public on-sale available from Monday 31 May, 9am local time.

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