Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Frank Turner - 'Reasons...' and The Gaslight Anthem tour

FRANK TURNER kick starts the new year with the release of his single ‘Reasons Not To Be An Idiot’ on 12th January 2009 through Xtra Mile Recordings.
A firm live favourite at all Frank gigs, ‘Reasons…’ has had fans up and down the country sing along to every word and dance around like crazed fools all year long. Its uplifting choruses, catchy melodies and up-tempo country pace will brighten up even the darkest mid-winter days.


Screen shot from the forthcoming 'Reasons...' video.

The single precedes some exciting touring news to get 2009 off with a bang. With a set at the Eurosonic Festival and a few re-scheduled dates lined up for January, Frank will join New Jersey punk rockers The Gaslight Anthem on their huge UK and European tour throughout February and March taking in an NME show at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 8th February 09.

Full dates are:

FEBRUARY 09
02 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
03 Birmingham Academy
04 Manchester Academy 2
05 Bristol Academy 2
06 Brighton Concorde
08 London Shepherds Bush Empire
10 Koln Underground, Germany
11 Kato Berlin, Germany
12 KB Malmo, Sweden
13 Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg, Swe
15 Tavastia, Helsinki, Finland
17 Debaser Slussen, Stockholm, Swe
18 Lille Vega, Copenhagen Denmark
19 Knusy, Hamburg, Germany
20 Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, Germany
21 59:1 Munchen, Germany
22 Flex, Wien, Austria
24 Zoe Club, Milano, Italy
25 Mascotte, Zurich, Switzerland
27 Botanique Orangerie, Brussels
28 Vera, Groningen, Holland
March
01 Melkweg, Amsterdam, Holland
02 Norwich UEA
03 Nottingham Rock City
04 Dublin Academy

2008 has been a pivotal year for Frank. It began with the release of Love Ire & Song in March, saw him play 23 festivals over the summer including Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk and Reading and Leeds and tour Europe and the States extensively. He went on to sell out his biggest headline tour to date including a 950 strong crowd at London’s Scala; be honoured with two Radio 1 Record Of The Weeks for the single ‘Long Live The Queen’ and will release his album The First Three Years, a collection of early and previously unreleased material, live tracks and b-sides. The First Three Years will be exclusively released on 1st December through the Xtra Mile Recordings website for a limited period; then from 19th January 2009 it will be available as a bonus disc with Love Ire & Song.

Frank will be bringing this incredible year to a close with a one-off Christmas gig at Camden’s Proud Galleries venue on 19th December. In conjunction with new London promoters Lexapalooza Presents…money raised at the gig will be donated to the charity Shelter.

"I think Frank Turner is one of the best singer songwriters of our generation." Mike Davies Radio 1
"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

www.frank-turner.com & www.myspace.com/frankturner
www.xtramilerecordings.com

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