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Win Tickets to Richard Ashcroft's Homecoming Gig!

Published on February 22nd 2006.

When Chris Martin introduced Richard Ashcroft at Live 8, he called Bittersweet Symphony "The best song ever written, sung by the best singer in the world." While that view may be a little sentimental, it illustrates the extent to which Richard Ashcroft as a singer and songwriter has influenced the world of music over the last decade.

Richard Ashcroft is one of the most important musical figures of our generation, writing and recording prolifically since 1992, when his psychedelic Wigan based rock band 'Verve' made their recording debut. The band eventually changed their name to 'The Verve', and in 1997 released their third album "Urban Hymms". The rest, as they say, is history.

As a solo artist Richard has gone from strength to strength, but has had a break since releasing 2002's "Human Condition". January 2006 however saw the release of his third solo album, "Keys to the World", and this summer the Northern lad will be playing a huge homecoming gig at Old Trafford Cricket Ground - his biggest solo headline gig to date.

The homecoming gig will be Richard's only UK headlining gig of the summer, and a rare and exclusive chance to catch the somewhat reclusive artist perform tracks from his extensive back catalogue as well as songs from his new album. Tickets for this momentous event go on sale this Friday, 24th February, and if his latest sold out UK tour is anything to go by, they will be very hard to get hold of.

We have managed to get hold of one pair of gold dust tickets to Richard Ashcroft's homecoming show, which will be winging their way to one lucky, lucky, lucky reader, who I would obviously be very happy for and not resent whatsoever. To be in with a chance of winning the tickets, worth £30 each, fill your details into the form below.

Richard Ashcroft, Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Saturday 17th June
Tickets on Sale 9am, Friday 24th Feb
Tickets can be bought online by clicking here.


Neil Buchanan- you have won the Richard Ashcroft tickets!

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Thank you for your interest, but this competition closed to further entries on November 11th 2009.

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