Richard Ashcroft confirms support acts for homecoming shows at Wigan's Robin Park

27 March 2024, 11:14 | Updated: 27 March 2024, 12:09

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Richard Ashcroft has announced a homecoming date. Picture: Press

By Jenny Mensah

The Verve legend will play two hometown shows next July with the likes of Cast, The Zutons and the Royston Club confirmed as support.

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Richard Ashcroft previously announced two huge homecoming shows and now he's shared more details of the gigs.

The Verve legend will play a pair of dates at Robin Park in Wigan on Saturday 20th July and Sunday 21st July 2024, marking his first show in his hometown in 25 years, having last played the Lancashire town in 1998.

Now the Song For The Lovers legend has confirmed support for the summer gigs, with Cast, Red Rum Club and Maxwell Varley joining him on the Saturday night, while The Zutons, The Royston Club and Stanleys will join him on the Sunday.

Ashcroft said of the announcement: "After 25 years, I’m back playing in my hometown,” Richard says. “Looking forward to an amazing night in Wigan."

Remaining tickets are available to buy here.

The two-time Ivor Novello winner, who first came onto the music scene with The Verve, boasts five Top 5 solo albums, including the number one debut Alone With Everybody.

He's responsible for some of the most iconic hits of the British cannon, including The Drugs Don't Work, Bittersweet Symphony, Lucky Man and Sonnet.

Ashcroft's most recent album Acoustic Hymns was released in 2022 and reached number tow in the UK album chart.

Robin Park is Wigan Warriors’ new multi-million pound training facility, built in association with Wigan council. Located next to The DW Stadium, Robin Park is just a 20 minute walk from Wigan town centre, and Wigan North Western train station.

Richard Ashcroft sings Song For The Lovers (Live For Radio X)