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RPA & The United Nations of Sound
RPA & The United Nations of Sound is a British alternative rock band formed by vocalist Richard Ashcroft, former lead singer of The Verve. Ashcroft announced the formation of the band and the first promo single with the band, "Are You Ready?", on 18 January 2010 in an exclusive premiere on the NME website. On 9 April 2010 the band released a fanclub-only track, "Third Eye (Colombus Circle)". In the first two weeks of June Ashcroft and his musicians completed an European tour (Ancona, Paris, Berlin, Cologne, Amsterdam, Manchester and London) and, according to Richard's website, they will play in Tokyo and Osaka on 7–8 August 2010 during the Summer Sonic Festival 2010 and also in Melbourne, Sidney and Perth respectively on 30 July, 31 July and 4 August. The band will play in Australia also during the Splendour in the Grass Festival in late July. The band's debut album as Richard's backing lineup, entitled "United Nations of Sound", was released on 19 July 2010. On 5 July 2010 Ashcroft announced through his website that "Born Again", the first proper single, will be officially released the same day of the album.
August 2, 2010
Richard Ashcroft abandoned an Australian concert over the weekend claiming that his voice had failed him and he was unable to perform. Ashcroft and his band, United Nations of Sound, were playing at the Splendour In The Grass festival, at the same time as Pixies and Empire Of The Sun. Read more
June 7, 2010
Richard Ashcroft will release his new album next month, it’s been announced. The record will be the first from Ashcroft’s new outfit, United Nations Of Sound, and will be self-titled. Read more
January 19, 2010
Former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft has unveiled the video to his debut single with his new band United Nations Of Sound. The track is called 'Are You Ready' and has been produced by No I.D., who has previously worked with Jay-Z, Nas and Kanye West. Read more
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