Monday, October 20, 2008

Frank Turner - 'Long Live The Queen' Out Today!

Frank Turner releases the incredible new single ‘Long Live The Queen’ on 20th October 2008 through Xtra Mile Recordings.

‘Long Live The Queen’ is a heartfelt, poignant story of a close friend passing away from breast cancer. Though a hard subject, Frank has written the song as a way of celebrating his friend’s life and the legacy she has left behind. Lexi tirelessly campaigned and fundraised for breast cancer charities, starting money-raising all day rock-fest Lexapalooza (which her friends now continue in her honour). It’s with this inspiration that Frank and Xtra Mile Recordings will be donating proceeds from the sale of the single to the Breast Cancer Campaign charity.

As October is Breast Cancer Awareness month – this single couldn’t be released at a more important time and together with Breast Cancer Campaign, Xtra Mile will be working towards raising as much money and awareness as possible.
The single is gathering support across all radio stations including Evening playlist at XFM and sessions on 6Music. Sara Cox (who is covering for Jo Whiley’s daytime Radio 1 show) has made it her Record Of The Week and it has been added to the Upfront playlist as well as being played by long time supporters Mike Davies and Zane Lowe. The video is also doing well, going in at Number 3 on MTV2’s Myspace Chart and being played on NME TV, TopShop and many other places.

Frank goes on his biggest tour to date the day after the single is released – and will be playing to over 6000 people. The dates in October and November are:

Support from CHRIS T-T, Emily Barker.
* plus Jonah Matranga
21The Cockpit, Leeds
22 The Duchess, York
23 Oran Moor, Glasgow
24 Academy 3, Manchester
25 The Barfly, Birmingham
26 The Phoenix Arts, Exeter
27 Wedgewood Rooms, Ports
28 The Ansom Rooms, Bristol
29 The Scala, London *
30 Tower Arts, Winchester
31 The Rescue Rooms, Notts
2 The Barfly, Liverpool
3 Roisin Dubh, Galway
4 Cypress Avenue, Cork
5 Auntie Annies, Belfast
6 Crawdaddy, Dublin

Frank Turner’s rise to superstardom is picking up pace…

"Both uplifting and heartbreaking, these 12 tracks are the sound of Turner sitting down, taking stock and edging steadily further towards greatness. Godspeed, sir." KKKK Kerrang!

“Frank is truly a unique British talent to be cherished and acclaimed with good reason.” 8/10 Rocksound

“Frank’s second album is as defiantly brilliant as ever.” NME 8/10 &



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