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The former Verve front man wil
03 March 2006
The former Verve front man will play at Manchester’s Old Trafford Cricket Ground, on Saturday, June 17. He will be playing new tunes from his current album Keys To The World, as well as airing offerings from his back catalogue including the likes of Bitter Sweet Symphony, Nature Is The Law, Lucky Man, A Song For The Lovers, On Your Own and History. A full supporting bill is to be announced in the coming weeks. Ashcroft has also been added to the line up of this year’s T in the Park Festival in Scotland. He will make his first appearance at the event at Balado, near Kinross and will headline the Radio/NME stage on July 9. Keys To The World, his third solo album, was well received on its release at the end of January and has reached as high as number two in the album charts. On his website, Richard says: “I'm pleased with the album and I feel like now’s the right time to return. As long as we can all survive the bird flu, then 2006’s shaping up to be a good year.” The first single from the album, Break The Night With Colour, also reached the top ten. The Verve were formed in 1990 and the band’s line-up was originally Richard Ashcroft on vocals, Nick McCabe, Simon Jones and Peter Salisbury. In 1995, Simon Tong, an old school friend joined the band to play guitar and keyboards. Richard, Simon and Pete knew each other from Up Holland High School and recruited Nick from Winstanley College.


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