Richard Ashcroft performed at Pori Jazz Festival, Finland - 15-07-2016
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Richard Ashcroft's new single They Don't Own Me out now - 04-07-2016.
Richard talked about his new single, They Don't Own Me, with Phil Clifton on Radio X on 04-07-2016.
Richard Ashcroft on top form at the Isle of Wight Festival - 11-06-2016
Richard performed an eight song set at the Isle of Wight Festival preceding headliners The Who; opening with Out Of My Body and closing with Bitter Sweet Symphony; with the rest of the 'big four' from Urban Hymns; Break The Night With Colour and two more tracks from These People - This Is How It Feels and Hold On. The full set was broadcast on Absolute Radio and is available to listen again here » SkyArts broadcast three tracks on 18th June on their Isle of Wight highlights show (Hold On, This Is How It Feels and Lucky Man).
Richard Ashcroft filming for new video 09-06-2016
Richard has been filming in London for They Don't Own Me, a US Single from These People. He also said on Instagram that he would be returning to South America (Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Mexico) before the end of 2016.
Richard Ashcroft took over Absolute Radio for Part Two - 28-05-2016
The second part of Richard's Absolute Radio take over where he chose the songs he loves and which had an influence on his career. The songs he chose were »»
Hold On released as a digital EP - 27-05-2016
Hold On has been released as a digital EP and includes (1) the album version; (2) Mirwais RMX; (3) Brixton Angels RMX; and (4) Brixton Angels Dub. It is available to buy on iTunes, stream on spotify or listen to on Apple Music.
Richard Ashcroft performs another sell-out gig, Glasgow 27-05-2016
Richard wows the crowd at the O2 Academy, Glasgow with songs old and new.
These People reached No.3 in the UK Album Charts 27-05-2016
It was No.2 in the midweek charts, then slipped to No.3 position by the end of the week.
Richard Ashcroft at HMV, Oxford Street - 26-05-2016
Richard performed a stunning three song set (Hold On, They Don't Own Me and Lucky Man) and signed copies of These People (and everything else fans brought along!) at HMV, Oxford Street, London.
Richard Ashcroft announcement on BBC Breakfast - 24-05-2016
Richard announced on BBC Breakfast that he will be performing two dates in December with a full orchestra - the first on 7 December at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, and the second at the o2 Arena in London.
Richard Ashcroft on Radio X - track by track - 23-05-2016
Richard talked to John Kennedy on Radio X's X-posure and gave the low down on each track from These People.
THESE PEOPLE AT NO.2 IN THE MIDWEEK CHARTS! Just 100 copies behind Ariana Grande's Dangerous Woman! COME ON RICHARD!
Richard Ashcroft took over Absolute Radio 21-05-2016
Richard took over Absolute Radio for an hour from 11:00pm to play his favourite selection of songs which influenced his musical career. The songs he chose were »»
Richard Ashcroft live on BBC Radio 2 - 20-05-2016
Richard (joined by bandmates Damon Minchella, Steve Wyreman, Adam Phillips and Anthony Gorry) performed 4 songs on BBC Radio 2's Chris Evans breakfast show: A Song For The Lovers, Hold On, Lucky Man, and finishing with a stripped down version of Prince's Little Red Corvette. At the end of the show he agreed to headline BBC's Children In Need CarFest which takes place 29-30 July (Bolesworth Castle, Cheshire) and 26-28 August (Laverstoke Park Farm, Hampshire). The date has not been confirmed.
Richard Ashcroft's These People OUT NOW! - 20-05-2016
Richard Ashcroft's These People, released on his Righteous Phonographic Association label via Cooking Vinyl Records, was released on 20 May 2016. Available on cd, limited edition blue vinyl and standard black vinyl and also as a download. Official store » --- 7Digital »
Tracklisting and more info on the discography »»
Richard Ashcroft interviewed on BBC Radio5 Live - 19-05-2016
Richard gave a 17 minute interview on Radio5 Live's 'Afternoon Edition', interspersed with tracks from These People.
RICHARD ASHCROFT, ROUNDHOUSE, LONDON 16-05-2016
Richard Ashcroft was on top form at the London Roundhouse, opening with Out Of My Body, and performing five new tracks from These People to a rapturous crowd. He also performed hits from Urban Hymns and his previous solo albums, with extended jams on Music Is Power, Break The Night With Colour, New York and Lonely Soul to the delight of his fans. He was joined onstage by Steve Sidelnyk on drums, Damon Minchella on bass guitar, Steve Wyreman and Adam Phillips on guitars and Anthony Gorry on Keyboards. He finished the 1 hour 50 min set with Bitter Sweet Symphony with the crowd more than happy to sing along with him. Well done Richard, and thank you for a great night, keep it up! Review at The Upcoming here » Fan Review here »
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RICHARD ASHCROFT, ALBERT HALL, MANCHESTER 14-05-2016
Richard kicks off his These People tour with a triumphant gig at the Albert Hall in Manchester.
Richard Ashcroft's These People - BBC Radio 2's album of the week
A track from These People was played every night on BBC Radio 2 on the 'After Midnight' show.
Richard Ashcroft's title track, These People premiered - 13-05-2016
The title track from Richard's forthcoming album These People was premiered on Radio X on the Vernon Kay show during a 30 min interview.
Richard Ashcroft appeared on Paris radio & TV - 5/6-05-2016
Richard appeared on Paris radio station RTL2 on 5 May and TV show 'C à vous, la suite' on 6 May.
Richard Ashcroft playing Lucky Man to two kids - 01-05-2016
Richard Ashcroft performed on BBC Radio 2 - 21-04-2016
Richard performed a live acoustic session (joined by Damon Minchella and Steve Sidelnyk) on the Jo Whiley show - BBC Radio 2, to promote his forthcoming album These People. The interview began with a tribute to Prince, who's tragic death was announced ealier that day. Richard started his four song set with the first single from his forthcoming album, This Is How It Feels (which sounded amazing - listen below) and added some lyrics from Prince's 'Purple Rain' at the end as a tribute. He then went on to perform Hold On, the second single from his album, followed by Lucky Man. He finished with Bitter Sweet Symphony, using lyrics from Prince's 'Manic Monday' and '1999' for the first verse.
This Is How It Feels - Acoustic, BBC Radio 2
Richard Ashcroft interview on BBC6 Music - 20-04-2016
Richard was interviewed by Steve Lamacq on BBC6 Music, and clips of four tracks from These People were aired. Two very short clips of They Don't Own Me and Ain't the Future So Bright and longer clips of Out Of My Body and Songs Of Experience.
Richard Ashcroft Interview - The British Masters - 18-04-2016
Noisey's host, John Doran interviews Richard Ashcroft as part of the British Masters documentary series.
Hold On Mirwais RMX
Richard Ashcroft's New single Hold On premiered - 15-04-2016
Hold On premiered on BBC Radio 2 and Radio X on 15 April. Available to download on iTunes.
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Richard Ashcroft interviewed on BBC6 Music - 29-02-2016
A 13 minute interview aired on the Steve Lamacq show on BBC6 Music followed by Richard's new single, This Is How It Feels.
Richard Ashcroft's new single premiered on Radio X - 22-02-2016
'This Is How It Feels', the new single from Richard's forthcoming album 'These People' was aired on Radio X today Monday 22 Feb on the Chris Moyles show. This was followed by an interview with Richard on the Vernon Kay show. You can listen to the interview here: radio x »
Richard Ashcroft's autumn tour 2015
Richard had three successful tour dates this autumn performing acoustic sets at:
Zermatt Unplugged in Zurich, Switzerland on 22 October Setlist »
The BIME Live festival in the Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC), Barakaldo, Spain on 31 October Setlist »
Corona Capital in Mexico City on 22 November Setlist »
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