And the star is gearing up for his first live show of the year...


has confirmed the full details of his new single, ‘BUY IT IN BOTTLES’, out on April 7.

The single is the third to be taken from the gold-selling album ‘Human Conditions’, and will contain the additional tracks ‘Don’t Take Me In’, and ‘The Journey’s Just Begun’. A DVD single will also be released containing live footage, and the video for the single.

As previously announced on NME.COM, Ashcroft

will also perform at his first live gig of 2003 later this month at the Royal Albert Hall in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust on March 26. The six-night event, now in its third year, also includes performances from acts such as Coldplay, [/a], Eric Clapton, Supergrass and [a]. The event, the innovation of The Who‘s Roger Daltrey, hopes to raise enough money to build two teenage cancer wards.

Tickets for the gig are available from the Royal Albert Hall box office on 0207 589 8212, and cost £40.