AIRRACE : new single 'Summer Rain' - from album out August 2018 on Frontiers


new single
’Summer Rain’
released 10.04.18

from the album
‘Untold Stories’
out 10.08.18
album pre-order link
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 as follows :        
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.           

Adam Payne - vocals
Laurie Mansworth - guitar
Rocky Newton - bass
Linda Kelsey Foster - keyboards
 Dhani Mansworth - drums

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