Frank Turner – New Album, UK May Tour & Summer Festivals

Frank Turner
Frank Turner

Having been busy in the studio writing and recording new material over the last couple of months, Frank Turner has emerged with news of his impending album release, along with news of an intimate UK solo tour and some exciting summer festival appearances.

Folk rocker Turner will release his fourth album on June 6th in the UK  & Ireland (XtraMile Recordings) and June 7th (Epitaph Records) in the rest of the world, it is entitled England Keep My Bones.

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.”

Frank Turner 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.

‘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.

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