Thursday, October 22, 2009

Frank Turner - New single, sold out shows and an even bigger headline tour!

“’There’s a beautiful straightforwardness to ‘Poetry…’ that will ring true if you’ve ever been young, in love, lonely, angry at the world or just plain happy to be alive.
Which is all of us right?” 8/10 NME

Continuing to successfully infiltrate the mainstream, rising star Frank Turner will release his new single ‘Poetry Of The Deed’ on 16th November 2009 through Xtra Mile Recordings/Epitaph Records.

Poetry Single Packshot compressed

‘Poetry…’ is the second single to be taken from the chart-bothering album of the same name, released back in September. An anti-folk manifesto, it’s a fast-paced statement of intent with a rousing message and catchy refrain that further establishes Frank as one of the most inspiring and lyrically gifted songwriters of his generation. Previous single ‘The Road’ reached the dizzying heights of B-list at Radio 1, B-list at 6Music, B-list at Absolute and daytime playlist at XFM with sessions confirmed for all four stations.

The release of the single coincides with the announcement of new dates for Spring 2010. These are the largest venues that Frank has headlined to date and include a show at London’s legendary Roundhouse venue in Camden.
Full dates are:

16 Edinburgh Picture House
17 Manchester Academy
18 Leeds 02 Academy
19 Bristol 02 Academy
21 Birmingham O2 Academy
22 Norwich Waterfront
23 Portsmouth Pyramids
24 London Roundhouse

It’s been a busy summer for Frank, playing a plethora of summer festivals including packed out Radio 1/NME tents at Reading and Leeds Festival and cracking the Top 40 album charts for the first time with the critically applauded and commercially successful ‘Poetry Of The Deed’. Having just supported buddies The Gaslight Anthem in America and Canada, Frank returns to the UK in October to play his full-band headline tour –many of the dates are now sold out - before heading off to Europe in November to tour there for the first time with his full band.

As well as all that, on 19th December, Frank and friends will be playing a very special night of festive fun and Christmas cheer at London's beautiful Union Chapel in Islington. He will be presenting a one-off gig of music and celebration; hand-picking fellow musicians to be part of the night, the line-up of rising stars, old friends and special guests will join him in a festive feast of fantastic folk/punk and acoustic music. Tickets for this sold out on day of general release.

Supports for all dates are
Fake Problems and Beans On Toast
13 Dublin, Academy 2
14 Belfast Stiff Kitten Club SOLD OUT
15 Glasgow QMU SOLD OUT
16 Manchester Academy 2 SOLD OUT
17 Newcastle Uni SOLD OUT
18 Nottingham Rock City SOLD OUT
19 Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
20 Oxford Academy SOLD OUT
22 Leeds Met University SOLD OUT
23 Cambridge Junction SOLD OUT
24 Plymouth University
25 Exeter Lemon Grove SOLD OUT
26 Bristol Anson Rooms SOLD OUT
27 Cardiff University SOLD OUT
28 Winchester Guildhall SOLD OUT
29 London Shepherd’s Bush Empire SOLD OUT
19 Union Chapel, London SOLD OUT

‘Poetry Of The Deed’ - Zane Lowe’s Album Of The Week on Radio 1

“Clever, witty and blessed with talent for tunes, Frank Turner is becoming the voice that Generation Y desperately need.” 4Ks Kerrang!

“A latter day Billy Bragg.” 3/5 Q Magazine

"‘Poetry Of The Deed’ passes the test with flying colours." 8/10 Rocksound

“With a growing arsenal of hits and live favourites, Frank’s unleashed another album that will have you singing every word.” 4/5 Big Cheese

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

For further info contact: Dan Griffiths 020-7792-9400

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