Monday, February 28, 2011

Frank Turner: New Album – New Tour – Festival Appearances

Frank credit Erik Weiss 2011
After a busy few months of writing and recording tracks in a studio in North London, Frank Turner emerges with details of his forthcoming album, dates for an intimate UK solo tour and news of some very exciting summer festival appearances.
It’s going to be another exceptional year…

Folk/punk hero (and NME Award nominee for Best Solo Artist) Frank will release his highly anticipated fourth album ‘England Keep My Bones’ on 6th June 2011 through Xtra Mile Recordings for UK and Ireland and on 7th June 2011 through Epitaph Records for the rest of the world.
Recorded in Crouch End’s stunning Church Studios, Frank, together with his band and producer Tristan Ivemy has, as the name of the album suggests, created a record with the quintessential English sound Frank has been searching for.

Unsurprisingly, for an artist who spends the majority of his time travelling around the world, ‘England Keep My Bones’ has a nostalgic feel to it – an homage to his homeland, friends and family he so often has to leave behind. With the acoustic guitar very much at its core, the album is more folky than predecessor ‘Poetry Of The Deed’ and even includes an a cappella song done in a traditional English style. Featuring contributions from ex-Hold Steady keyboardist Franz Nicolay, folk singers Emily Barker and Chris T-T, and Unbelievable Truth’s Andy Yorke, he covers themes of mortality, relationships and religion in what is a bold, ballsy yet beautiful album.
Frank says:
"I can't wait to get this record out there. The new songs have been going down really well live, but I think that when people hear the studio versions they're going to go nuts. I think it's the strongest set of material I've had on one record."

He will be showcasing some of these tracks when he takes to the road for a special solo tour in May. Playing small and intimate venues up and down the country, this will be a fantastic chance to see Frank up close and personal before he spends the summer playing to vast crowds of festival go-ers all over the world.
The dates are as follows:


‘AN EVENING WITH FRANK TURNER’

MAY
9 Stockton ARC
10 Dundee Doghouse
11 Dunfermline, PJ Molloys
12 Brighton Coalition
13 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
14 Lancaster Library
15 Chester Telfords Warehouse
16 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
18 Manchester Night & Day
19 Liverpool Cathedral Crypt
20 Stoke Sugarmill
22 Wolverhampton Slade Room
23 Gloucester Guidhall
24 Bristol St Georges Church
25 Bath Komedia
26 Kingston Hippodrome (New Slang)
27 Cambridge St Pauls Church
28 Norwich Play Festival
29 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
30 Winchester Railway

This summer will see Frank play a staggering array of festivals over the summer months including headlining the third stage at Download Festival on 12th June and headlining Blissfields Festival on 1st July. Further festival news to come very soon.

For More Information:
www.frank-turner.com & www.myspace.com/frankturner & www.xtramilerecordings.com
www.Epitaph.com

For further info contact: info@presscounselpr.com - 020-7792-9400

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