WISHBONE ASH to Release New Album Coat Of Arms out on February 28th

In the annals of rock music, there have been few bands with a lasting stylistic influence who continue to be active to this day and are celebrated at their shows not only for their past accomplishments but who continue to impress their fans with new albums, new songs and fresh ideas at regular intervals. Wishbone Ash certainly count among this rare species. Almost precisely fifty years ago this month, the group surrounding guitarist/vocalist Andy Powell first caught attention with the release of their debut album Wishbone Ash (1970). Two years later, they went on to write music history with their third release Argus, and since then Wishbone Ash have brought out more than two dozen outstanding studio and live recordings, among them classics such as Live Dates(1973), There´s The Rub (1974) and New England (1976), as well as more recent gems such as The Power Of Eternity (2007) and Elegant Stealth (2011). Their latest release Coat Of Arms forges an arc to all these offerings, featuring Wishbone Ash’s characteristic twin lead guitar parts, their haunting melodies and diverse stylistic facets, while at the same time imbuing the scene with a breath of fresh air.

Coat Of Arms sounds stylistically diverse and technically accomplished, yet the new album is typical of Wishbone Ash’s traditional strengths – a balancing act that is a challenge to Andy Powell every time: “Following the countless songs that we have written throughout the history of Wishbone Ash, my own expectations are extremely high. On the one hand as a composer you try not to repeat yourself in your creative output but to come up with new ideas all the time, on the other you want to remain faithful to your style. Good songs need an inner conviction and the right inspiration. We had both when we started working on Coat Of Arms. You’d be right in describing the current line-up as the best in the history of Wishbone Ash. We all love our lives as musicians, the direct contact with our fans, travelling, the shows, our songs. It’s that commitment by everybody involved that you hear in every single note on Coat Of Arms.”

Coat Of Arms will be released through SPV/Steamhammer on February 28th, 2020 as CD DigiPak, 2LP version (incl. bonus track), download and stream:


January 10th, 2020 will see the arrival of the lead single ‘We Stand As One’, which Andy Powell proudly describes as a “real heavy rock anthem featuring wonderful guitars, in the true spirit of Wishbone Ash classics such as ‘The Warrior’.”


1) We Stand As One 4:16

2) Coat Of Arms 7:55

3) Empty Man 5:17

4) Floreana 5:14

5) Drive 4:55

6) It’s Only You I See 7:35

7) Too Cool For AC 4:51

8) Back In The Day 4:46

9) Deja Vu 4:07

10) When The Love Is Shared 4:21

11) Personal Halloween 5:38

12) Latitude 2:30 (instrumental bonus track, vinyl only)

WISHBONE ASH Tour Dates 2020

on tour with Uriah Heep and Nazareth


10.01. DE-Ludwigsburg - Arena

11.01. DE-Leipzig - Haus Auensee

12.01. DE-Aurich - Sparkassen Arena

14.01. DE-Würzburg - Posthalle

15.01. DE-Frankfurt - Jahrhunderthalle

17.01. DE-Neumarkt - Jura Halle

18.01. DE-Saarbrücken - Saarlandhalle

19.01. DE-Munich - Muffathalle

21.01. DE-Berlin - Tempodrom

22.01. DE-Chemnitz - Stadthalle

24.01. DE-Hannover - Swiss Life Hall

25.01. DE-Hamburg - Sporthalle

28.01. DE-Kempten - bigBOX

29.01. DE-Dortmund - Warsteiner Music Hall

Headline Shows

30.01. DE-Osnabrück - Rosenhof

31.01. DE-Worpswede - Music Hall

01.02. NL-Zoetermeer - De Boerderij

03.02. DE-Bonn - Harmonie

04.02. DE-Regensburg - Alte Mälzerei

05.02. DE-Augsburg - Spectrum

06.02. CH-Pratteln - Z7

07.02. DE-Tübingen - Sudhaus

08.02. DE-Konstanz – Kulturladen


15.02. Melbourne, FL – Maxwell C. King Center For The Performing Arts

16.02. Tampa,FL – Skipper’s Smokehouse

18.02. Pensacola,FL – Vinyl Music Hall

19.02. New Orleans,LA – House Of Blues

20.02. The Woodlands,TX – Dosey Doe-The Big Barn

21.02. McKinney,TX – The Guitar Sanctuary Music & Event Center

22.02. San Antonio,TX – Sam’s Burger Joint

23.02. Austin,TX – One World Theatre

26.02. Phoenix,AZ – Rhythm Room

27.02. Las Vegas,NV – Boulder Station Hotel Casino

28.02. Ramona,CA – Ramona Mainstage

29.02. Arcadia,CA – Arcadia Blues Club

01.03. San Juan Capistrano,CA – The Coach House

04.03. Oakland,CA – Yoshi’s Jazz Club

05.03. Redwood City,CA – Club Fox

07.03. Sacramento,CA – Abstract Entertainment

08.03. Santa Cruz,CA - Moe's Alley

11.03. Portland,OR – Aladdin Theater

12.03. Tacoma,WA – JazzBones

13.03. Seattle,WA – The Triple Door

14.03. Bellingham,WA – Bellingham High School Performing Arts Center

Headline Shows

08.05. NL-Alphen an de Rijn - Parktheather

10.05. BE-Gent - Rockfactory

11.05. BE-Verviers - Spirit of 66

14.05. FR- Herouville St Clair- Big Band

15.05. FR-Riom - La Puce à l'Oreille

16.05. FR-St. Etienne - Stass

19.05. FR- Notre-Dame-d'Oé (Tours)- L'Oesia

20.05. FR- Vauréal - Le Forum

21.05. FR-Ris Orangis - Le Plan


23.05. UK-Bishop Auckland – Northern Kin Festival


09.09. Shirley,MA - Bull Run

10.09. Pawling,NY - Daryl's House

11.09. Jim Thorpe,PA - Mauch Chunk Opera House

12.09. Annapolis,MD - Rams Head on Stage

13.09. Richmond,VA - Tin Pan

16.09. Cincinnati,OH - Ludlow Garage

17.09. Highwood,IL - The 210

18.09. St.Charles,IL - Arcada Theatre

19.09. Edwardsville,IL - Wildey Theatre

20.09. Edwardsville,IL - Wildey Theatre

22.09. Davenport,IA - River Music Experience

23.09. Milwaukee,WI - The Black Room at Colectivo

24.09. Indianapolis,IN - The Vogue

25.09. Kent,OH - The Kent Stage

26.09. Pomeroy,OH - Fur Peace (sold out)

28.09. Pittsburgh,PA - Club Cafe

29.09. Buffalo,NY - Sportsmen's Tavern

01.10. Derry,NH - Tupelo Music Hall

02.10. Sellersville,PA - Sellersville Theater

03.10. Bordentown,NJ - Record Collector

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