Going the Xtra Mile - Frank Turner keeps his bones in the UK for May 2011 tour

Posted: 25th February 2011
Frank Turner

He's been tagged with 'the hardest working man in rock' (probably by us) and continues to scoop up adoring aficionados whenever he plays live. But add in the prospect of a new album and suddenly the Frank Turner snowball gathers pace sharp-ish.

The likeable rebal-rousing singer will release his 4th album during the summer, following-up the successful predecessor "Poetry Of The Deed" (issued in 2009). Entitled "England Keep My Bones" and expected to contain well over a dozen songs, this new set will once again be issued on Xtra Mile (or Epitaph abroad), marking a 5 year relationship with the London independent.

Prior to the new album, Mr Turner will be wowing more audiences around the country with his "an audience with Frank Turner" tour starting in Stockton on 9th May, followed by Dundee on the 10th and Dunfermline on the 11th. It will continue on to Nottingham, Lancaster, Leeds, Bristol and several more until his home turf of Winchester on the 28th. The tour also features two festival dates - on as part of Brighton's Great Escape on 12th May and another at the Liverpool Cathedral Crypt for this year's Sound City festival on 19th May. Kingston is currently the only London date on the 26th and support across the tour will be provided by Franz Nicolay and Ben Marwood.

Tickets will go on sale on Monday 28th February at 9am and will be priced at around £16. According to his blog, Frank will be back during the autumn for yet another jaunt around the country - I reckon he's on three Shredded Wheat a day...

Paul Pledger