Friday, 12 November 2010

Ashcroft To Hold An Intimate Gig For RPA Club Members

Richard Ashcroft will be holding an intimate gig in central London on December 7th for RPA Club members only.

If you’re not already an RPA Club member and would like to purchase tickets for this event, you will need to sign up to the club before midnight on Monday 15th November.

Members will be notified when tickets will go on sale and how to access them via email (restrictions will apply).

As well as getting access to tickets for the gig, as an RPA Club Member you’ll also receive;

- Instant exclusive access to RPA Club only tracks.
- Limited Edition members only t-shirt.
- Access to pre sale tickets for tours.
- Access to tickets for members only gigs.
- Further exclusive tracks throughout the year.

Richard Ashcroft To Play Concert For Killing Cancer

Richard Ashcroft is set to play a gig at London's HMV Hammersmith Apollo in aid of the Killing Cancer charity on January 13, joined by The Who, Debbie Harry and Jeff Beck.

The gig will raise money for the Killing Cancer charity, which helps to fund research into Photodynamic Therapy (PDT). The therapy destroys cancer cells with a single treatment.

Tickets go on sale at 9am (GMT) on November 19. See for more information.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Richard Ashcroft Signs With Razor & Tie

Richard Ashcroft has signed with Razor & Tie for the North American release of "The United Nations of Sound," his fourth solo album produced by No I.D. (Jay-Z, Kanye West).

The singer has joined artists like Brand New, Joan Baez and Semi Precious Weapons on the label, which will issue the album in early 2011. "Sound," Ashcroft's first solo effort since 2006's "Keys to the World," was released overseas on Parlophone last July prior to the signing.

Razor & Tie VP of A&R Beka Tischker calls Ashcroft "one of the seminal figures of modern British rock music," adding that "it's an honor to work with someone as esteemed as Richard."

The album follows the 2009 break-up of "Bitter Sweet Symphony" auteurs The Verve after the group released fourth album "Forth" in 2008 and embarked on a world tour, including a headlining set at that year's Glastonbury Festival. "Sound"'s lead track "Are You Ready?" is featured in Volkswagon's latest Jetta TV spot and is now available on iTunes.

After spending last summer playing shows in Europe, Australia and Japan, Ashcroft has also announced plans to tour the U.S. next year after a six-year absence from the States.