Richard Ashcroft today releases a video for the track ‘Born To Be Strangers’, taken from album ‘Natural Rebel’ out last week and currently #1 in the UK midweek charts. Ashcroft is heading out this week for a handful of UK launch shows starting in Glasgow this Friday and ending at the 02 Kentish Town Forum next week. Recently, Ashcroft announced a UK & Ireland headline tour for April & May 2019, which culminates with a performance at the London Olympia, the first performance at this historic venue since Primal Scream 8 years ago (full dates below).
‘Natural Rebel’, his fifth solo studio album is 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. 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 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 Studios in Richmond, with further sessions at The Bunker, Tileyard Studios and Hoxa HQ.
Watch the video for ‘Born To Be Strangers’ – BELOW:
Richard Ashcroft will play some sold out intimate shows this winter in support of ‘Natural Rebel’ ahead of the main UK album tour next year.
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 & IRELAND Tour Dates;
Friday, October 26th – Glasgow Barrowlands – SOLD OUT
Sunday, October 28th – Middlesborough Town Hall – SOLD OUT
Monday, October 29th – Nottingham Rock City – SOLD OUT
Wednesday, October 31st Manchester Albert Hall – SOLD OUT
Friday, November 2nd – Kentish Town Forum – SOLD OUT
Friday, April 19th – Portsmouth Guildhall
Saturday, April 20th – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Monday, April 22nd – Newcastle 02 Academy
Tuesday, April 23rd – Edinburgh Usher Hall
Thursday, April 25th – Hull Bonus Arena
Saturday, April 27th – Birmingham 02 Academy
Monday, April 29th – Dublin Olympia
Wednesday, May 1st – Doncaster Dome
Friday, May 3rd – Leicester De Montfort
Saturday, May 4th – London Olympia
General Sale ticket link: