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Bloc Party's Russ joins Ash tour

Published 17/03/2010 | 12:26

Ash's Tim Wheeler has welcomed Russell Lissack onto the band's tour
Ash's Tim Wheeler has welcomed Russell Lissack onto the band's tour

Russell Lissack has revealed he is hitting the road with Ash.

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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.

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