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Richard Ashcroft tour dates 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 »»

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.

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Read review in the Daily Record »»     Setlist »»

Richard Ashcroft, These PeopleThese 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.

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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 talks to John Kennedy on Radio X's X-posure and gives the low down on every track from These People - Listen again here »» at around 1:00.

THESE PEOPLE AT NO.2 IN THE MIDWEEK CHARTS! Just 100 copies behind Ariana Grande's Dangerous Woman! COME ON RICHARD!
- 23-05-2016

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. Listen again here » (towards the last half hour): 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). It wasn't specified which date he would attend.

Richard Ashcroft's These People OUT NOW! - 20-05-2016

Richard Ashcroft, These People

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. Listen again here » (at 2:40)


Richard Ashcroft, Roundhouse, London 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! Read review at The Upcoming here »

For setlist see gigography page


Richard kicks off his These People tour with a triumphant gig at the Albert Hall in Manchester.

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Read review at the Manchester Evening News here »»    Setlist »

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 Ashcroft interview with Steve Lamacq 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.

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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.

Richard Ashcroft tour dates 2016


Richard Ashcroft nme article 2016

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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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