Wishbone Ash performs “ARGUS” Live – Tickets – Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR – March 21st, 2013

Wishbone Ash performs "ARGUS" Live

Wishbone Ash performs "ARGUS" Live

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Aladdin Theater

Portland, OR

$35.00 ADV/DOS

Minors -21 permitted w/parent or legal guardian

Wishbone Ash
Wishbone Ash
Special note: This Portland date will be the ONLY date in North America to feature songs from their album, "Live Dates".

The classic rock bands of the late ’60s and early ’70s enjoy a unique place in popular musical history. The Beatles had gone their separate ways, Britain had already experienced the Blues Boom, and Psychedelia had made its impact. The possibilities were infinite.
Wishbone Ash, one of the new breed of Progressive Rockers, were quick to seize the opportunity; and in 1969, they were among those to take full advantage of this environment, producing their distinctive brand of melodic rock.
More than 40 years later, having pioneered the use of twin lead guitars, the band has gained worldwide recognition, based firmly on a regime of relentless touring. And their acclaimed 2011 studio release, ELEGANT STEALTH, continues to solidify their reputation as a creative force to be reckoned with.
The band includes founding member Andy Powell, who handles lead vocals and trades licks with Finland’s guitar wizard Muddy Manninen. Bassist Bob Skeat, a 15-year veteran of the band and in-demand studio musician, keeps the bottom rocking with Joe Crabtree, one of the best of Britain’s new breed of drummers, having played with Pendragon and David Cross of King Crimson.
ELEGANT STEALTH represents a benchmark in the evolution of Wishbone Ash, one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock. Signature twin-lead melodies and a powerhouse rhythm section frame 11 new tracks that reflect a diverse realm of styles and moods.
Wishbone Ash, the quintessential road band, is an acknowledged influence on many other bands including THIN LIZZY and IRON MAIDEN. Power and melody have made the Ash a hard act to follow, while they are currently being discovered by new generations of loyal rock fans.
An exceptional recording and touring career has seen Wishbone Ash weather many changes in record labels, personnel and musical trends. Today, the band is still going strong, with most of their vast catalogue intact on CD, an award-winning website and a date sheet the envy of many other bands.
Recording highlights are, of course, the multi-million selling 1972 album ARGUS, considered to be one of the all-time classic rock albums, together with PILGRIMAGE and NEW ENGLAND. More recently, high praise was garnered for THE POWER OF ETERNITY (2008) and ELEGANT STEALTH (2011), proving Wishbone Ash is not a band to rest on their laurels.
There is the inevitable box set titled DISTILLATION and also the unplugged album, BARE BONES, which shows the softer side of the band. In 2008, at the invitation of XM Satellite Radio in the USA, Wishbone Ash produced a fresh, live recorded performance of the ARGUS classic, in front of a small, invited studio audience. The resulting CD, THEN AGAIN NOW, includes bonus tracks like the Way of the World.
In 2009, the band celebrated its 40th anniversary with a show at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire Theatre, which is available on DVD. Also on DVD is a behind-the-scenes ‘rockumentary,’ THIS IS WISHBONE ASH (2010), detailing the recording process of ELEGANT STEALTH interspersed with concert footage. Most recently, an ongoing series of releases entitled ROADWORKS captures the excitement and energy of a Wishbone Ash performance.