ASHCROFT’S EASTERN PROMISE

The star will play five shows in the Far East...

Richard Ashcroft has added a series of Japanese dates to the European tour previously revealed on nme.com.

He will play five shows in the Far East, starting in Nagoya on October 17 and wrapping up in Tokyo on October 23.

Ashcroft fought against tonsillitis to make his triumphant major UK solo debut at the V2000 festival last weekend (August 19). Moving between both older Verve tracks and those off his solo album ‘Alone With Everybody’, the singer’s set was generally well received. No further UK dates have yet been announced.

The European and Japanese tour in full is as follows:

Brussels Botanique Marquee (September 20) Stockholm Arena (22) Copenhagen Grey Hall (23) Oslo Rockefeller (24) Hamburg Docks (26) Berlin Columbia Halle (27) Cologne E-Werk (28) Paris La Cigale (30) Amsterdam Paradiso (October 1) Munich Colleseum (3);Milan Palavobis (5) Modena Sport Hall (6);Rome Palladium (Acoustic Show) (7)Nagoya Diamond Hall (October 17)Tokyo Zepp (18) Osaka Mother Hall (19, 20) Tokyo Zepp (23)