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Band vow gigs will be 'a trip'

Ash have announced a tour to mark the 20th anniversary of their debut album ‘1977’.

Named after the year the trio were born, ‘1977’ features Ash’s singles ‘Girl From Mars’, ‘Goldfinger’, ‘Kung Fu’ and ‘Oh Yeah’.

The band said in a statement: “We’re as excited as we are in disbelief to announce the 20th anniversary tour of ‘1977’. Some of these songs have grown with us throughout those years; others have the ability to transport us mentally and emotionally back to that crazy formative year of 1995 to 96. These gigs are going to be a trip, trip, trip!”

The shows follow last year’s Ash album ‘Kablammo!’, which was their first full album for seven years since ‘Twilight Of The Innocents’, though the band had released the 26-single series ‘A To Z’ in the interim.

There is no news as yet of an accompanying reissue of ‘1977’, though the album has already had an expanded 3CD version. In 2008, a version of ‘1977’ was released featuring the seven-song mini-album ‘Trailer’, two live concerts plus a 22-song disc of B-sides and demos.

Tickets for the tour go on sale tomorrow.

Ash will play:
London Roundhouse (December 10)
Manchester Ritz (11)
Nottingham Rock City (12)