Richard Ashcroft announces new album and tour dates

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 Novello winner.

Featuring ten new songs, all of which were written by Ashcroft, ‘Natural Rebel’was produced by the singer-songwriter alongside Jon Kelly (Paul McCartney, Kate Bush) and Emre Ramazanoglu (Bobby Gillespie, Jarvis Cocker). The majority of its recording took place at State of the Ark Studiosin Richmond, with further sessions at The Bunker, Tileyard Studios and Hoxa HQ.

Richard Ashcroft will play some intimate shows this winter in support of ‘Natural Rebel’, including Glasgow, Middlesbrough, Nottingham, Manchester & London. Full tour details are below…

In addition, Ashcroftwill play as special guest to Liam Gallagherat Lancashire County Cricket Clubthis Saturday,August 18th, as well as the Hampshireleg of Carfest in benefit of BBC Children in Needon 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 Barrowlands

Sunday October 28th– Middlesborough Town Hall

Monday October 29th– Nottingham Rock City

Wednesday October 31stManchester Albert Hall

Friday November 2nd– Kentish Town Forum