Bloc Party's Russ joins Ash tour
Published 17/03/2010 | 12:26
Russell Lissack has revealed he is hitting the road with Ash.
Bloc Party's lead guitarist will bolster the three-piece on guitars and keyboards for their forthcoming UK tour, which kicks off in Southampton on April 19.
Russell, a life-long Ash fan, said: "I've always loved Ash - my first-ever stage performance was part of an Ash covers band, so when they asked me to join them on their forthcoming tour I jumped at the chance!"
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler is excited with the prospect of Russell joining the band.
"We first met at South By South West in 2005 - we'd heard he and Kele Okereke met when Russell was playing Ash songs at a party, so we've always felt that connection with him. We've loved Bloc Party since their first single and have always really admired his guitar playing," he said.