Ash have announced a quick turn to Manchester as they release details of an eleven-date tour of the UK.  The return to Manchester sees the trio performing at Manchester’s Ritz on 8 December.

The trio released their latest album Kablammo! in May and a new single Machinery is set for release on October 9th.  Described by Tim as “probably the most indie pop tune on the record” it’s “essentially a song about someone in modern times trying to find a real connection” he explains. “It was one of the final ones we worked on” says Mark “it’s just a beautiful melody.”

Kablammo, released to a fanfare of positive reviews, marks eight years since the release of Ash’s last studio album ‘Twilight Of The Innocents’, the album they vowed would be their last. The ensuing years saw the band embark on the ambitious A-Z singles series and its accompanying A-Z tour taking them from Aldershot to Zennor. Putting the album format to one side allowed Ash to explore a different dynamic to their sound across 26 tracks released over a year.

The full tour listing:

2 December   –   Bristol, Bierkeller
3 December   –   London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
5 December   –   Newcastle, Riverside
6 December   –   Glasgow, O2 ABC
8 December   –   Manchester, Ritz
9 December   –   Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
10 December   –   Sheffield, Leadmill
12 December   –   Norwich, Waterfront
13 December   –   Brighton, Concorde 2
14 December   –   Cardiff, Y Plas Cardiff University
15 December   –   Dublin, Olympia.

Tickets for Ash performing at Manchester’s Ritz on 8 December 2015 go on sale on Friday 7 August.

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Ash.  image credit Alex John Beck