AIRRACE Release New Single 'Eyes Like Ice'/ Announce UK Co-Headlining Winter Tour With LIONHEART 

Italian rock powerhouse label Frontiers Music srl have announced the re-signing of Airrace for a new 

album to be released in 2018. An opening salvo from the record arrives today (11th September) with a 

single entitled ‘Eyes Like Ice’, a lyric video for which is also available. 

 

One of the UK’s pioneering AOR bands, the group will play the Rockingham 2017 event in Nottingham 

on 22nd October, before hitting the road with kindred spirits Lionheart for a pre-Xmas co-headlining tour. 

 

Dates are :  

22.10.17  NOTTINGHAM Rockingham 2017

30.11.17  CARDIFF Fuel *

01.12.17  WOLVERHAMPTON Slade Rooms *

02.12.17  LONDON Underworld *

03.12.17  SHEFFIELD O2 Academy * 

05.12.17  NEWCASTLE The Cluny *

06.12.17  EDINBURGH Bannermans *

 

*co-headlining with Lionheart

 

Airrace founder and guitarist Laurie Mansworth says :

 "We are absolutely delighted that Airrace have signed to Frontiers. Our new single has the classic 

Airrace sound but with a heavier edge. We can't wait for you to hear the full album. I’m also thrilled to be 

taking the band on the road, which will be the first time the new line-up has toured together. It features 

my son Dhani (of The Treatment) on drums."

 

Of the tour co-headliners, he adds :

“I toured with Dennis, Rocky and Steve back in the 80’s and have very fond memories of our time on the

road together. It’s a great double bill and I really hope rock fans up and down the UK will come and 

share a fun night with us.” 

 

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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