ANNOUNCES OCTOBER 19TH RELEASE OF
HIS NEW SOLO ALBUM ‘NATURAL REBEL’
SELECT INTIMATE UK SHOWS ANNOUNCED FOR OCTOBER/NOVEMBER INCLUDING THE O2 FORUM KENTISH TOWN
“With experience comes knowledge and for me this is my strongest set of songs to date. All my favourite sounds distilled into something that will hopefully give my fans lasting pleasure.
It is for them. Music is power.” RA
Richard Ashcroft is set to return with the October 19th release of his fifth solo studio album ‘Natural Rebel’. The album will be released on his own RPA label and will be his first released via BMG.
‘Natural Rebel’ represents the latest chapter in a hugely successful solo career for the former Verve frontman and Ivor Novellowinner. It follows ‘Alone With Everybody’ (#1, 2000), ‘Human Conditions’ (#3, 2002), ‘Keys to the World’ (#2, 2006) and ‘These People’ (#3, 2016).
Featuring ten new songs, all of which were written by Ashcroft, ‘Natural Rebel’ was produced by the singer-songwriter alongsideJon Kelly (Paul McCartney, Kate Bush) and Emre Ramazanoglu (Bobby Gillespie, Jarvis Cocker). The majority of its recording took place at State of the Ark Studios in Richmond, with further sessions at The Bunker, Tileyard Studios and Hoxa HQ.
‘Natural Rebel’ is now available to pre-order from https://RA.lnk.to/NaturalRebelPR on 180 gram vinyl, CD and cassette. A limited edition clear orange vinyl in a gatefold sleeve is available to pre-order from HMV and select independent stores. Finally, RichardAshcroft’s official store offers exclusive bundles which include signed formats, a limited edition clear blue vinyl in a gatefold sleeve, and highly collectible signed test pressings.
Richard Ashcroft’s will play some intimate shows this winter in support of ‘Natural Rebel’, including Glasgow, Middlesbrough, Nottingham, Manchester & London. Full tour details are below…
Pre-order ‘Natural Rebel’ from Richard Ashcroft’s official store for exclusive UK tour ticket pre-sale access. Ticket pre-sale begins09:00 GMT on 20th August 2018. Order before 09:00 GMT on 22nd August 2018. Pre-ordering provides access to the pre-sale and is not a guarantee of tickets. General sale tickets available 09:00 on 22nd August 2018. www.gigsandtours.com.
In addition, Ashcroft will play as special guest to Liam Gallagher at Lancashire County Cricket Club this Saturday, August 18th, as well as the Hampshire leg of Carfest in benefit of BBC Children in Need on August 25th.
The tracklisting for ‘Natural Rebel’ is:
- ‘All My Dreams’
- ‘Birds Fly’
- ‘Surprised By The Joy’
- ‘That’s How Strong’
- ‘Born To Be Strangers’
- ‘That’s When I Feel It’
- ‘We All Bleed’
- ‘A Man in Motion’
- ‘Streets of Amsterdam’
- ‘Money Money’
UK Tour Dates;
Friday October 26th – Glasgow Barrowland
Sunday October 28th – Middlesbrough Town Hall
Monday October 29th – Nottingham Rock City
Wednesday October 31st – Manchester Albert Hall
Friday November 2nd – Kentish Town Forum