Airrace

Mon
11
Nov

AIRRACE Call It Quits

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From the band's FB page:
 
Hi all,
It is with great sadness that we have decided to bring Airrace to an end. We have had an amazing time performing for you all and recording over the last few years, and we are all particularly proud of ‘Untold Stories.’ We feel the Airrace legacy is being left in a much happier place, and feel that we have made three cracking records that people will hopefully enjoy for a long time.
We are all unfortunately currently in a place where other priorities and commitments are not allowing us to put the time and energy needed into Airrace, but we are all still great friends and share a bond that will continue.
I would just like to thank you all for supporting us over the years, and a special mention to Frontiers Music for doing a great job on two of our releases.
We have decided to play one final show in London at some point next year, and we will still be performing at the Oxford O2 Academy on the 15th of November with our good friends in The Treatment. These will be the final two Airrace shows, so we’d love it if you could come down and help make these nights extra special.
Keep your eyes peeled for further information about the final London headline show.
Lots of love,
Laurie, Linda, Adam, Rocky, Dhani.
 
Thu
12
Apr

New AIRRACE Album 'Untold Stories' Out August 10

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Friday, August 10, 2018
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One of the UK’s pioneering AOR acts, Airrace were originally formed in 1982. Having recently re-signed to the Frontiers label, they have today released a new single and announced a forthcoming album and a tour to promote it.
The single, ‘Summer Rain’, is described by band leader and guitarist Laurie Mansworth as “a song for the summer. I wanted to write something upbeat with a positive feel, as there is far too much doom and gloom around at the moment. This song will hopefully take you to a sunny day and lift your spirit." 
 
The album, entitled ‘Untold Stories’, will be released on 10th August. Mansworth continues : “We had a great time making the record. It’s not typically Airrace, with a lot of the material being more 70’s influenced. There is also a much wider spectrum between light and shade in the writing. I have always liked a wide range of different musical styles, from ELO to Led Zep, and when writing these songs I incorporated many of my influences from over the years.”
 
An eight date UK tour in September to promote the album will see Airrace pairing up with Frontiers labelmates The Treatment with support from Tequila Mockingbyrd. The itinerary is : 
21.09.18 CARDIFF Clwb Ifor Bach
22.09.18 LONDON Underworld
23.09.18 NORWICH Waterfront
24.09.18 CAMBRIDGE Portland
27.09.18 WOLVERHAMPTON Slade Rooms 
28.09.18 SHEFFIELD Corporation
29.09.18 NEWCASTLE Cluny
30.09.18 GLASGOW Stereo
Known in Hard Rock circles for being the band that saw the musical debut of drummer Jason Bonham, Airrace was the brainchild of former More guitarist Laurie Mansworth. Following the acclaimed 1984 release of their debut album, ’Shaft Of Light’, the band supported rock titans such as Queen, AC/DC and Meat Loaf, but they had crash-landed by the summer of 1985. It took a 25th anniversary reissue of the record to reunite the group (with a slightly amended line-up), and they eventually issued a second album, ‘Back To The Start’, via Frontiers in 2011. 
AIRRACE 
Adam Payne - vocals
Laurie Mansworth - guitar
Rocky Newton - bass
Linda Kelsey Foster - keyboards
Dhani Mansworth - drums
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