A few days after folk-punk troubadour Frank Turner played his biggest ever gig, the former Million Dead frontman has announced an extensive autumn jaunt that takes in the length and breadth of Great Britain.
The recent Wembley Arena show was recorded for DVD release and saw support from folk cult hero Billy Bragg. When you're headlining a 12,000-capacity venue and Billy Bragg is the opening act, you know the times are a-changing (as folkers like to assert). Certainly, Frank Turner's star has continued to rise, not least with last year's England Keep My Bones; his fourth album which, charting at No 12 in the UK, was his best-performing long-player to date.
With a reputation for hard graft, it seems that the labour is really paying off for Frank Turner who has emerged from his hardcore punk alma mater to become one of this nation's finest storytellers, combining punk sensitivities with folk-rock musicianship of the highest order.
The tour kicks off at Nottingham Rock City on 11th November, followed by academy dates in Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle, Sheffield, Oxford and many more, including shows in Swansea and Edinburgh, before the final date announced so far at Bath Pavilion on 1st December 2012. We will have tickets available from 9am on Friday 20th April, prices to be confirmed.
Ahead of the autumn dates, Frank Turner has another busy summer of festival appearances including the Cornwall Eden Sessions 2012 at The Eden Project on 1st July, followed a week later by a T in the Park 2012 slot in Kinross, on the same bill as Kasabian, Elbow and Chase and Status. We have tickets available now for both, priced £35 for the Cornwall gig and £77.50 for day passes at Kinross.