New gigs on way for Ashcroft

Richard Ashcroft
Richard Ashcroft

RICHARD Ashcroft has announced plans to make a return to performing live with two festival dates confirmed for later this year.

The Verve frontman, from Up Holland, has not played a full solo gig since he appeared at Latitude Festival in 2013, though he did perform briefly last year at a gig in Dubai.

His live return will take place on October 22 with a solo, acoustic slot at Zermatt Unplugged in Zurich, Switzerland. He will then follow this up with a set at Corona Capital in Mexico City, Mexico on November 22.

Both dates are confirmed by International Talent Booking, the singer’s booking agency.

Back in 2013, Richard said he had no desire to reform The Verve.