Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Frank Turner - New Single, New Album & Tours Galore!

“Heavy-clever wit and wry, do-or-die romantic solidarity of socially superconscious singer-songwriter Billy Bragg by way of Joe Strummer” (Austin Chronicle)

Continuing his meteoric rise to superstardom, Frank Turner will be releasing his brand new download-only single ‘The Road’ on 31st August through Xtra Mile Recordings/Epitaph Records. It’s an immediately catchy slice of sing-a-long folk/punk taken from the stunning forthcoming album ‘Poetry Of The Deed’.

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‘Poetry…’ – Frank’s third studio album – is released a week later on 7th September on Xtra Mile Recordings/Epitaph for UK and Ireland and through Epitaph/Xtra Mile Recordings for the rest of the world. Recruiting his outstanding live band for the recording process Frank, along with Grammy nominated producer Alex Newport (Death Cab For Cutie, At The Drive-In, Two Gallants) has captured the essence of his live show onto the record as performing live has always been at the very heart of the Frank Turner experience. The results are a big, lush album that showcases Frank’s growing maturity in song-writing and style perfectly.

‘The Road’ is accompanied by a video of Frank’s quite honestly mental attempt to play 24 shows in 24 hours. This involved posting a request on his blog for a load of London-based places where he could come and play a few songs. Tiny frontrooms and kitchens, roof terraces and warehouses, music magazine offices and a record store were all donated and Frank played them all, culminating at a crowded and raucous finale at North London’s Flowerpot venue.

Frank Turner - The Road

The album release in the USA coincides nicely with a support tour with old friends The Gaslight Anthem in September and in the UK with his largest headline tour to date taking in London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire, for the last night. With over 3 months still to go until it starts, Manchester Academy 2 has already sold out and many of the other dates are expected to follow suit very soon.

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

UK HEADLINE TOUR
OCTOBER
13 Dublin, Academy 2
14 Belfast Stiff Kitten Club
15 Glasgow QMU
16 Manchester Academy 2 SOLD OUT
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 Reading and Leeds Festival, Camp Bestival, Beautiful Days as well as currently supporting punk legends The Offspring in the States.

All gig dates are:
The Offspring US Tour
16 Hard Rock, Orlando, FL,
17 St Augustine Amphitheater, Jacksonville, FL,
18 Pompano Beach Amphitheater, Miami, FL,
23 Chetltenham Town Hall (2000 Trees makeup show)
24 Queens Hotel, Weymouth
25 Camp Bestival
31 Y-Not Festival, Matlock
AUGUST
1 Kendall Calling Festival
13 Café 1001 Brick Lane Takeover MacMillan Charity gig
15 Leicester Summer Sundae
23 Beautiful Days Festival
27 Kingston New Slang
28 Cabaret Voltaire, Edge Festival, Edinburgh
29 Leeds Festival Radio1/NME stage
30 Reading Festival Radio1/NME stage
The Gaslight Anthem Tour USA
SEPTEMBER
13 The Ogden Theater, Denver, CO,
16 The House Of Blues, San Diego, CA
17 Henry Fonda Theater, Los Angeles,
20 The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA,
22 Berbati's Pan, Portland, OR,
23 Showbox, Seattle, WA,
24 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, ,
26 Edmonton Event Centre, Edmonton,
27 MacEwan Ballroom, Calgary, Al,
29 Riddell Center, Regina, Sa
OCTOBER
1 Garrick Center, Winnipeg, Ma
3 The Cabooze, Minneapolis, MN,
4 Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI,
5 The Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI
6 Andrew's Hall, Detroit, MI,

“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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