The band will head over the water this spring…

ASH are set to tour the US and Canada this spring with support from US dance rockers THE BRAVERY.

Despite recording their album ’Meltdown’ in Los Angeles at the end of 2003, the group were unable to secure a stateside deal to release the LP until recently.

’Meltdown’ has now been slated for a March 8 release in America on the Record Collection imprint and their tour begins the following day in Philadelphia.

The band’s lifelong obsession with ‘Star Wars’ is also set to pay off later this year as their recent single ’Clones’ is scheduled to be the theme to ’Republic Commando’, a new ‘Star Wars’ video game from Lucas Arts.

Ash will play:

Philadelphia Theatre of the Living Arts (March 9)

Washington DC Black Cat (10)

Carrboro Cat’s Cradle (11)

Atlanta Vinyl (12)

Houston Engine Room (14)

San Antonio Sanctuary (15)

Austin SXSW (17-19)

Dallas Trees (20)

Albuquerque (22)

Phoenix Mason Jar (23)

San Diego Casbah (25)

Los Angeles Troubadour (26)

San Francisco Slims (29)

Vancouver Richard’s on Richards (31)

Portland Crystal Ballroom (April 1)

Seattle El Corazon (2)

Salt Lake City Lo-Fi Café (4)

Denver Bluebird Theatre (5)

Chicago Metro (8)

Cleveland Agora Ballroom (12)

Toronto Opera House (13)