Ashcroft Makes Like Willie Nelson





Richard Ashcroft has recovered from the "illness" that forced him to cancel his US
tour in November, and is "on the road again" in his native England. The former
Verve frontman kicked off his mini multi-continent tour with a a pair of gigs in
Manchester over the weekend, fresh off the heels of his opening slot on last week's
blockbuster webcast Madonna show in London. Ashcroft, who is touring
this time around with a 10-piece band, including a horn section and his wife,
ex-Spiritualized member, Kate Radley on keyboards, will play a few
warm-up dates in the UK before heading over to North America in the new year.

The rescheduled dates have been announced as such:

Fri, 1/19/01 - Chicago, IL @ Double Door

Sat, 1/20/01 - Chicago, IL @ Double Door

Sun, 1/21/01 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall

Tue, 1/23/01 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House

Wed, 1/24/01 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House

Sat, 1/27/01 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

Sun, 1/28/01 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

Mon, 1/29/01 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

Wed, 1/31/01 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of Living Arts

Thu, 2/01/01 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

Sat, 2/03/01 - Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory

Sun, 2/04/01 - Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory

Mon, 2/05/01 - San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo's 365 Club

Wed, 2/07/01 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

Watch out for an Ashcroft appearance on "The Late Show with David
Letterman" in January, as well.



Source: NME

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Ashcroft Makes Like Willie Nelson