Bloc Party’s Russell Lissack To Tour With Ash

March 16, 2010 by  

Ash have announced the recruitment of Bloc Party’s Russell Lissack for their forthcoming UK Tour.

Russell will bolster the 3 piece on guitars and keyboards, for a tour that includes an extra London show at Koko on 6th May.

Russell – of Bloc Party and solo project Pin Me Down – said of hooking up with Ash “I’ve always loved Ash, my first ever stage performance was part of an Ash covers band, so when they asked me to join them on their forthcoming tour I jumped at the chance!”

Ash’s Tim Wheeler then went on to explain, “We first met at the South By South West in 2005, we?d heard he and Kele Okereke met when Russell was playing Ash songs at a party, so we’ve always felt that connection with him. We’ve loved Bloc Party since their first single and have always really admired his guitar playing.”

Ash?s tour coincides with the release of their compilation A – Z Volume 1 on 19th April.

The tour dates are:

19th APRIL, SOUTHAMPTON, University (
20th APRIL, CAMBRIDGE, Junction (
21st APRIL, NORWICH, Waterfront (
23rd APRIL, BIRMINGHAM, Irish Centre (
24th APRIL, LEEDS, Metropolitan (
25th APRIL, NEWCASTLE, O2 Academy (
28th APRIL, MANCHESTER, Academy 2 (
30th APRIL, BRISTOL, O2 Academy (
1st MAY BRIGHTON, Concorde (
2nd MAY OXFORD, O2 Academy (
4th MAY LONDON, Electric Ballroom SOLD OUT
5th MAY, NORTHAMPTON, Roadmender (
6th MAY, LONDON, Koko (