What a turn around for Turner - Wembley Arena beckons for Frank Turner in 2012!

Posted: 11th October 2011
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The headline speaks for itself, doesn't it? But then you already know how he started life as a singer-songwriter in rural Hampshire, then hollered his way through several Million Dead anthems, went 'proper' solo in 2005 to go on to release five sterling folk-punk albums and continued to sell out a pile of live shows. Look at the peak chart positions for each of those albums - 200 for "Sleep Is For the Week", 111 for "Love, Ire and Song", 72 for "The First Three Years", 36 for "Poetry of the Deed" and 12 for this year's dandy "England Keep My Bones". Surely that's an upward curve that begs for a number 1 album next time around?

Until then though, affable Frank can only repeat his uncanny knack of turning out show after show after show of stomping crowd-favourites, so what better way to do it than in (whisper it) an 'arena'. Yes folks because, lucky for Turner fans, Friday 13th April will see him bring his Sleeping Souls band with him to Wembley Arena for the first time as a headliner. This is a BIG show, overshadowing even the chunky venues he is due to play in November.

Tickets for the 2012 show will go on sale through Allgigs on Friday at the pocket-friendly price of £20. That's a purple one to see one of the best current live performers in the UK (plus a fee as well - still a reasonable slice) AND it's on a Friday night - reckon the neighbouring hotels will fill up for this one.

Update: Billy Bragg to support!

Billy Bragg has been confirmed to support Frank on his Wembley shindig. Tickets still available.

Paul Pledger