Thursday, April 16, 2009

Frank Turner - Summer Festivals and Offspring support!

Continuing his meteoric rise to superstardom, Frank Turner can announce exciting details of his brand new forthcoming album and dates for his biggest headline tour for later in the year!

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His third studio album, ‘Poetry Of The Deed’ will see Frank recruit his outstanding live band for the recording process and venture in a more rock direction. Honing their skills through a demanding touring schedule, the band has developed into an incredibly tight rock outfit, adding an extra dimension to some of Frank’s songs. Performing live has always been at the very heart of the Frank Turner experience and whilst he’ll still write all the songs, they will be recorded live to help bring that experience to the album.
Grammy nominated producer Alex Newport – who has previously worked with Death Cab For Cutie, At The Drive-In, Two Gallants – will be at the helm after contacting Frank directly asking if they could work together. The results will be undoubtedly, spectacular. Before they enter the studio Frank and the band will be road-testing the new material at 4 exclusives gigs in April at Oxford’s Wheatsheaf venue (April 28 and 29) and Cellar Bar venue (April 30 and May 1). Tickets for these gigs sold out within 2 days.

‘Poetry Of The Deed is scheduled for release in October coinciding nicely with a massive UK headline tour. Frank’s popularity is rising steadily and audiences have been growing in numbers each tour that he undertakes. Having previously supported The Gaslight Anthem at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire, he returns to headline for the last night of the tour.

The full dates are:
Supports for all dates are Fake Problems and Beans On Toast

13 Dublin, Academy 2
14 Belfast Stiff Kitten Club
15 Glasgow QMU
16 Manchester Academy 2
17 Newcastle Uni
18 Nottingham Rock City
19 Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
20 Oxford Academy
22 Leeds Met University
23 Cambridge Junction
24 Plymouth University
25 Exeter Lemon Grove
26 Bristol Anson Rooms
27 Cardiff University
28 Winchester Guildhall
29 London Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Tickets are £10, £13 in London
Doors 7pm

The summer is starting to hot up too with the announcement of many UK and European festivals including Camp Bestival and Sonisphere as well as an incredible support slot around the USA with punk legends The Offspring.

All dates are as follows:
19 Hurricane Festival, Germany
20 Southside Festival, Germany
The Offspring US Tour
30 CMAC, Rochester, NY, USA
2 Molson Amphitheater, Toronto, Canada
7 Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ, USA
8 Roseland, New York, NY, USA
10 Tsongas Arena, Boston, MA, USA
11 Meadowbrook, Gilford, NH, USA
14 Charlotte Boutique Amphitheater, NC, USA
16 Hard Rock, Orlando, FL, USA
17 St Augustine Amphitheater, Jacksonville, FL, USA
18 Pompano Beach Amphitheater, Miami, FL, USA
23 Chetltenham Town Hall (2000 Trees makeup show)
25 Camp Bestival
2 Sonisphere Festival, Knebworth
14 Leicester Summer Sundae

“Everytime he plays London, Turner sells out a bigger venue and our money’s on him finally taking on the mainstream – deservedly so.” NME

"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

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